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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Totally Tangled: Review of Sandra Bartholomew's new zentangle book

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.

Totally Tangled
Size: 8.5" x  8.5"  (21.6 x 21.6 cm )
Pages: 52
Portability: Easily carried, but too big for most purses and a little thick for folders. 

Content:
Tools
Other Supplies
The Basics
Strings
Shading
Grids
Circles, Triangles,
Artsy
Combine 'em
Designy
India
Japan
Egypt
Elemental
Landscape
Plants
Animals
Household
Architecture
Shapes and Chalks
Tangling Kids
3-D Gallery
Idea Gallery
Journals
Resources
Tangle Index

The Tangle Patterns (listed by artist)
Sandra Steen Bartholomew            Sandra Strait (me)   
Abacus                                              Bouy                      
Adele                                                Caterpillar                                    
Alps                                                  Crossroads              
Awdry                                               HiRise                     
Ballot                                                 Jay                        
Bambu                                               Lacy                       
Bannah                                              Leopard                   
Bauer                                                Stubs                    
Beedle                                              Urchin                    
Beedz                                               Xpetal                    
Bic                                                                         
Boing                                               Zentangle                             
Bollywood                                       Ennies                                
Btl Joos                                           Hollibaugh                  
Buoy                                               Keeko                        
Buttercup                                        Knightsbridge                
Chic                                                Printemps                   
Chugh                                                                     
Claire                                             Shelley Trube                        
CUdad                                           Alice
Emilie                                             Heartline                       
Falls                                                                       
Fetti                                              Casey Poirer
Flaske                                           Muzic                              
Flora                                                                       
Flotsam                                        Linda Cobb
Flutter                                          Triangle                         
FlutterBi                                                                  
Flutterbud                                    Bette Abdu 
Flutter Tile                                   Xing
Flyte
Fyre                                            Jean Theurkauf
Gust                                            Bleeding Hearts 
Gyro                                           Molecule
Hemp
Herald                                         MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
InBloom                                      ButNZ
Jacki                                           Chymystery
Kaleido                                       DotnDash
Kuginuki                                     LinkD
Laydee 
Lampen                                      Melissa St Pierre
Lilah Bean                                  Kogin  
Linky
Marquee                                    Karenann Young
Miranda                                     Hairy
Nebel                                         Holey
Newell                                       Weave
Omega
OrNot                                        Peggy Shafer
Oshun                                        Matt
Pane
Pearlz
Pods
Pollen
Popova
Puff-o
Punch
Punkin
Queste
Quiff
Ramy
Ripple
Scraper
Sproing
Steem
Stubert
Swaddle
Swell
Treasure
Unagi
Vink
Vip
Whiska
Yawn
Yes
Zazzle

5 comments:

  1. I'm very much looking forward to my copy arriving!!

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  2. It's an awesome book. There is so much info it almost makes you dizzy!

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  3. Just received mine - dizzy is the right description - can't decide which tangles to use first!

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  4. congrats hun, my copy arrived today and you're right - it's dizzying! Love it!!

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  5. SO inspiring!!! This film do speaks to anyone who has faced, or is facing, the trials and tribulations of growing up.

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