It won't be the easiest thing to stay objective with my review of this book. Because some of my tangle patterns and zentangles are included. *does the dance of joy* But I'll do my best.
The book has 115 tangle patterns, if I counted correctly. Each chapter has a 'theme'--patterns based on grids, patterns based on the flow of water, patterns based on japanese and egyptian designs and more. Brief, but specific tips on techniques are sprinkled liberally throughout the book.
For those of you looking for help with shading, Sandy avoids the technical, but gives you very specific information on different types of shading.
Great emphasis is placed on the reader learning to expand his or her own creativity. The book is full of ideas for creating strings, discovering your own patterns, and using the patterns you've learned.
The bulk of the tangles are Sandy's, but she has also allowed 11 other artists to share their tangles. I've listed the patterns in the book below, by the artist. I suspect many of you have been following some of them, and want to know which of their patterns are included.
Size: 8.5" x 8.5" (21.6 x 21.6 cm )
Portability: Easily carried, but too big for most purses and a little thick for folders.
Shapes and Chalks
The Tangle Patterns (listed by artist)
Sandra Steen Bartholomew Sandra Strait (me)
Btl Joos Hollibaugh
Claire Shelley Trube
Fetti Casey Poirer
Flotsam Linda Cobb
Flutterbud Bette Abdu
Flutter Tile Xing
Fyre Jean Theurkauf
Gust Bleeding Hearts
Herald MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
Lampen Melissa St Pierre
Lilah Bean Kogin
Marquee Karenann Young
OrNot Peggy Shafer