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Thursday, April 5, 2012

New tangle pattern BeezWacks, Steps to Buttercup, Review of the Tangled Fashionista

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Tangled Fashionista
(Sorry The giveaway is now closed.)

You've probably heard the good news!  Sandy Steen Bartholomew has come out with a new Zentangle® book!

The Tangled Fashionista  is fun and sassy, but it is a departure from the style of Sandy's other books.  A blurb on the cover says '32 pages to tangle and color', and that is what you get.  There are no tangle instructions or new tangle patterns.  There are some examples of patterns on the front and back pages.  Other pattern examples are worked into the illustrations throughout the book.

The illustrations revolve around a fashion theme. Although
the drawings depict real objects ranging from soulful shoes to marvelous mermaids (see illustration at Sandy's blog), they are also meant to be strings, the guidelines used in zentangle to create sections on the page.  The drawings are wide and open, leaving lots of room for tangles.  I found the drawings fun to look at, but was amazed at how they came to life as I colored and tangled them.  In fact, Sandy sums it up perfectly, in her Letter from the Editor, which is found on the inside cover:

"The pages presented here are to kickstart your creativity.  Some pages feature tangle swatches as suggestions, some pages have unfinished tangles or borders, or clothing or hairstyles.  Think of all these pages as elaborate 'strings' or guidelines to be filled with your own tangles and Zentangle artworks.


I asked Sandy if she had anything she wanted to say about her book and she sent me this.

This book came about because Suzanne McNeill, my publisher at Design Originals, asked me to do an activity/coloring/Zentangle book on Fashion. FASHION!? Me? What do I know? She wanted dresses and shoes and girly-fun. Ack. I really, really tried! I bought a ton of Vogues and Cosmos at our closing Borders sale and drew and drew... and screamed! Finally, I admitted failure to Suzanne. She replied, in her Texas accent, "you've just got to put your own personality into it!" Huh? OH! So my sarcasm sat up and we drew ghost fashion, steampunk fashion, mermaid fashion... Tangled Fashionista became tangled in more ways than one. It became a spoof on a fashion magazine. Spoof Fashion? Yes, I CAN do that.



Zentangle® enthusiasts will enjoy the commentary on each page but it does assume that you are familiar with tangling and tangle pattern names. Someone unfamiliar with tangling might be confused.


The Specs:
Size-10.8 x 8.3 inches
No of Pages-36, including cover
Extras-Tangle Swatches (examples, but no steps)-Emilie, Festune, Cadent, Flux, Flukes, Eke, Poke Root, Adele, OrNot, Krust, Mumsy, Chads, Bales, Buttercup, Leeter, Florz, Btl Joos, Puff-O and Color Tips.

Alcohol Markers-I used Copics, knowing that the color would bleed through to the back of the page.  I debated about doing this test because I didn't want to ruin any of the cool illustrations.  But I decided the color would be okay on the tangle samples, and I consider this test a sort of hallmark.  I learn whether color will be brilliant or dull or tinted, and how the paper color might affect applied color.  I felt the sample tangles on the back page would be okay with some color, and went for it.

The bleed-thru was about 75%, so I can't recommend using alcohol markers, unless you want an abstract coloration on the back.  But the color was brilliant, and I'd love to have some of the paper used in this book, just for markers!







































Color Pencil-Next, I decided to see how the paper would work with Lyra Rembrandts because with colored pencil you can get more delicate tinted effects.  The paper is smooth to the touch, but has enough tooth to allow several layers of color.  The pencil lines do show a bit, so a light hand and layering works best.


Ballpoint pen-I used a Bic ballpoint pen (actually a Bic pen refill in one of Bonnie Jean Woolger's cool wood pens--but that's another review and another giveaway to come!)  I was able to get both distinct line and shaded effects.


Fiber-tipped pens- Micron Pigma .02 
The line was crisp and sharp with no feathering.  Perfect for traditional zentangle design.



Fountain pen- Lamy Safari Fine point; Caran D'ache Grand Canyon Brown ink.
This was another test designed to see how the paper holds up to wet media.  Fountain pen ink often bleeds through or shows through on the back of the page.  It did--minimally--in this case, leaving small dots of color on the back, with some shadow.  The shadow disappears when you color the back page, but might distract some people.  I recommend not using Fountain pens or other pens with very wet ink.






















Neocolor II water-soluable wax pastels
I'm getting better with these. Finally!  They worked well with the paper, blending easily when water was applied.  The paper dimpled from the water, but I was able to press most of it out.  There was also some color bleed-through to the back, but I couldn't get it to scan.  I haven't colored the back page yet, but I believe that the bleed-through could easily be colored over or worked into the coloring.  I can't whole-heartedly recommend water-soluble media, but it could be used with care.



Want a bit of cool gossip?  Sandy tells me that the inspiration for this dress came from an old-time hot air balloon!  She also gave me permission to share the steps to one of the tangles that are used in the book, and I chose Buttercup, because I thought it would be wonderful for this dress. 

And, of course, I had to create a tangle of my own.  I've been playing with this connector style tangle for my steampunk series of tangles, and I thought it looked something like the guardrail you might have on a zeppelin (I know--it was a hot air balloon, but hey!  Zeppelin.  Balloon.  Same difference, right?  I don't want to be on either one, lol!) to keep you from falling off.


If you are looking for a way to spice up your tangling, The Tangled Fashionista is a fun way to do so.  It isn't the book for someone looking to learn about zentangle or new patterns, but will provide enjoyment for someone who wants to move away from the pure abstract of the traditional zentangle, for a while.


The Giveaway:  Giveaway closed!
One winner will receive  An autographed copy of The Tangled Fashionista and a tin of 12 Derwent Coloursoft Color Pencils.  The contest starts today-4/6/12 and ends at Midnight PDT Friday 4/13/12.  Winner will be announced on Saturday.


Please read the rules.  They are simple, but must be followed or your entry will be voided.


  • Leave a comment on this post with an email where I can reach you. 
  • Only 1 entry per person.  I’m running this giveaway at both of my blogs—please only enter on one of them.  All Duplicate entries will be eliminated from the giveaway.  If you accidentally comment twice, email me at LifeImitatesDoodles and I’ll remove the duplicate. 
  • If you don’t wish to leave an email in the comments—copy your comment post, paste it into an email and send it to me at:  lifeimitatesdoodles[at]gmail.com.  
Each comment will be assigned a number, and the winning number will be chosen by random generator.  The first number drawn will be the winning number.  If you don't want to wait to see if you won, you can purchase one of Sandy's books at her Etsy store.  Good luck, everyone!

137 comments:

  1. I love your work. Thanks for sharing it with us. Margie Picard mepartist@gmail.com

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  2. This looks like so much fun!
    caren@tanglemania.com

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  3. I've just discovered Zentangling or Tangles in the last month. In fact, I bought Sandy's book, Totally Tangled: Zentangle and Beyond because I fell in love with her style. I think its safe to say, that I am hooked - LOL! I'm just a beginner, but it is so relaxing. I usually carry a few tiles in my purse and work on them when I am on conference calls (read - when I get stressed)!
    I love your blog. Why? Because you have so much information that you are kind enough to share and you watercolor, one of my favorite things.

    Thank you for the work you put into this blog.

    v e allen 6 at optonline dot net

    Elaine Allen

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    1. Thanks Sandy for the opportunity to win your new book. Please put me in the drawing.Linda
      lthibod47@yahoo.com

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  4. I have this book on my wishlist at amazon. the book looks like fun! i love tangleing but not very good at it. lol but love the art. pinkijj@yahoo.com

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  5. Wow!! This is my first time here! I found my way via Linda at Tanglepatterns! I love your work and thank you so much for sharing your patterns! Very generous too. And thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful gift! I subscribed...need to keep up with you!
    Thanks again.
    Sue Brailey
    wahini97 at yahoo dot com

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  6. This is fantastic! I love the work!!
    cherokee410@kc.rr.com

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  7. Fell in love with tangles when I found them while regaining use of my hand after a brain tumor. The repetitive motion helped the fine motor skills return to a much higher level than before. The creative outlet was huge as I didn't have energy for anything bigger for a very long time.
    Thank you for the opportunity of obtaining Sandra's new book.
    Elise
    elisesandwick@comcast.net

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  8. You. Rock! Your "test samples" blow me away. Let me know if you need a fresh book to replace all the pages you "ruined"? HA! Seriously, it is so satisfying... exciting... can't think of the word... to see someone use the book the way I envisioned. sigh (wipe away a tear) :-D

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  9. OH how SWEET! come on lucky horseshoe!
    ANg
    altermyworld(dot)angw(at)gmail.com

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  10. Sandra, aside from the review, I love the artwork you created with Sandy's beautiful designs.

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  11. I LOVE the charm bracelet! I never would've thought of that...thanks for the opportunity to win!
    rorimontoya@yahoo.com

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  12. Sandra, an excellent review of Sandy's latest invitation to play - and you've done an excellent job at demonstrating that this book is not just for kids with ages in the single digits! All ages, all levels of art-ability can enjoy poking a little more fun, playing with fashion. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This would be a great start to learning to zentange... I have dabbled but never anything like you or that of the Tangled Fashionista!!! LOVE this post! Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. You are a Zentangle/Steampunk gal, who is genuine, pure and a fun-loving charm.(Perhaps, I may be lucky enough to win this great book. (it is a full moon as I write) Your review was right on and down to earth. I enjoy reading what you write and am awaiting your books. I love SB and her work is phenomenal and I learn so much from all of hers. Every time, I open one of them, I always find something new, that somehow, I overlooked. Beez in the Belfry is an absolute enjoyment. Brutally honest, heartfelt and true. Even if I do not win this, I will be ordering it. Thanks SB ;)D

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  15. This book sounds wonderful! a "grown up" coloring [tangling] book! It's genius really! and to have some beautiful Derwent pencils to enhance them with would be marvelous! Thanks for the informative review!! I hope I get to shout "i win!!!" I also love love love the charm bracelet tangle!
    leslierahye@nctv.com

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  16. Wonderful posting Sandy... You should post your hand on my facebook page.... www.facebook.com/jazztangled...The Hand Jive collection.... I love every example of your exquisite work.. thank you for sharing it with us.
    Sharon
    slynnpayne@aol.com

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  17. I have only been following, Sandy since before Christmas and I am always delighted to see her works. I will be crossing my fingers untill the drawing that is generously offered. Pat
    paintin_pat85@yahoo.com

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  18. Oh man, I think I totally need to get this! I love using unusual strings (I'm a fan of my barnyard stencils, but I seem to have misplaced them...). Absolutely beautiful work! Thanks for the review!

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  19. I am new to tangling and would love to win this book and the Derwent pencils.

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  20. Love love love Sandys work !! Have every book and would love to win this one !! Congrats Sandy and great review Molossus !! Hugs... Rosie.. aka Kristy

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  21. Awesome Sandra - I am fairly new to Zentangling but am a long time fan of Derwent! Great giveaway :D

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  22. Your work is just gorgeous! I would dearly love to have this book! Thank you very much for the chance to win!

    Kathy
    kshab@sbcglobal.net

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  23. The charm bracelet is my favorite!! That is so awesome! I would never ever come up with something like that myself :D Thank you for the awesome giveaway!! azizah.asgarali@gmail.com

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  24. Hi, Sandy, I love this blog, and it's the first one I click into every day when I come online, and, I keep coming back during the day, just in case you've added something. Thanks to you, I have many, many tangles now, with the deconstruction steps. I really appreciate it, too.

    Joyce
    thunderheart45@hotmail.com

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  25. I love that Charm bracelet. It's amazing the ideas you can get looking at books like this. What a wonderful giveaway.

    April
    owllovingapril@yahoo.com or owllovingapril@gmail.com

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  26. I love your review and your artwork is wonderful! I hope I'm the lucky winner.
    Francie
    fsriley@gmail.com

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  27. I love the combination of Steampunk and Zentangle. Blessings!

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  28. I love Sandy's books! Your color tests are amazing! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. vig1979@att.net

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  29. It looks like a fun coloring book, and a great way to play with new pens and pencils. You write a great review. Thanks for offering this opportunity to us all. You are so generous and talented!

    webster@harbornet.com

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  30. You have done a fantastic job and thanks for the tips regarding bleed through.
    I will email you with "from DianneT" in the email

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  31. Hi thank you so much for review this book and share with us with your works. I have always enjoyed reading all of your reviews. I hope I might win and like to wish everyone good luck with winning this book.

    duchygirl37@googlemail.com

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  32. I love all the Steampunk ideas! Thanks for sharing your work.
    renee.zarate@comcast.net

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  33. Great review! I want this book for my thirteen year old artsy grand daughter. She is a dedicated tangler and this would appeal to her 'fashion side'.
    susan.templeton.art@gmail.com

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  34. I certainly hope that you are working on a whole series. Coloring was my favorite activity as child and now I can continue in a grown-up coloring book.

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  35. So Clever! The color really "makes" it

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  36. What an absolutely fun book! I am also a huge fan of Sandy's, but I hadn't heard about this new book. It's safe to say I've learned the majority of what I know, and practice in Zentangles from her other ones! Hope I win this one! Thanks for sharing. Polly - pmjohnson.2004@gmail.com

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  37. I just love Sandy's work. I have both of her books (for adults), 2 versions of the Alphatangle books (small black and slightly larger rust color) and I have purchased my supplies from her Etsy store! So yeah, I'm a fan. Karen

    karen_simmons@verizon.net

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  38. I have just started to learn Zentangles. I have the small Alphatangle book and have located an instructor in my area. I love Sandy's work. What a talented artist she is.
    Kat.
    e-kfilby@sbcglobal.net

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  39. I adore steampunk and love your examples even more because they include tangles - another love of mine
    connie.welton@cox.net

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  40. Sandra, thanks for the great review of Sandy's newest baby. I love both the new book and your new tangle beezwacks. Thanks for offering the great giveaway.

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  41. This book looks like so much fun. I would love to win it. dlprewitt@hotmail.com

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  42. Wow! An amazing book! I have always loved coloring books so this is the ultimate. Great!

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  43. Great review! Love your work! I would love a tangle coloring book. tangledinkart@yahoo.com

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  44. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! elmocat123@gmail.com

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  45. What a great way to entertain our inner child and still be the sassy grown-up women we are! Thanks to Sandy and to you, Sandra, for this inspiring view and the two awesome tangles.
    Best, Jane Dickinson, CZT V & VIII, Providence, RI, Admin@ScrawlEncompassing.com

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  46. Thanks for the review. It's nice to see some of the pages in the Fashionista book. I had no idea of the book's content prior to your posting them here. Interesting. Nice contest.
    tanglewithme[at]cox.net

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  47. Who says you ever have to grow up? Coloring is fun at any age!

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  48. I agree with you Jackie.... I am a beginner and love this new relaxing form of art..... Pat
    cttrbddy@yahoo.com

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  49. Fun Fun Fun
    dsargent@pittsburg.k12.nh.us

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  50. Never thought I wanted a coloring book until now. Count me in.
    cwbczt7@me.com

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  51. Wow, Sandra -- your art is awesome! I linked here from Sandy's blog, Beez in the Belfry, which I follow, but I'm starting to see you lots of places now :)
    LOVED your tutorial over at the VLVS blog, and I see we're both members of RubberStampChat's forum too :)
    I'll be following along, and admiring your very inspiring zen/steampunk style.
    VickiR in OH
    email rockyrov@hotmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  52. Thank you for posting these pages. Your art is beautiful. I'm new to zentangles and this helped me pass the time waiting while my grand daughter had an operation. Thanks for the opportunity of winning. I can be reached at ritamicallef@rogers.com.

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  53. I love zentangle & would love this book. Thanks for the giveaway! Kerry
    tremmy@comcast.net

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  54. Oh this book would be so much fun to work in. Thanks to Sandy for creating it and Sandra, your examples are so darn awesome and beautiful I am just blown away as I am with all your work. I have never had the chance to use Derwent colored pencils and would love to win them with this awesome book. If I don't win, I too will be getting it probably at Amazon.
    Thank you so much for your inspiration you give every day to us who tangle. I love your patterns you create and the bleed thru technique looks so cool on your work. I can't wait to see this awesome book of Sandy's and what else you will do with your book. Hope you will still show off your creations from the book.
    Thank you for this chance to win the book and pencils. PLEASE choose me. :)
    Dorothy (craftydr@mindspring.com)

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  55. Thanks for the wonderful review of all the cool things on the market to be used in the latest and greatest tangle book, Tangled Fashionista. It all blows my mind but your BeezWacks with the circle brought my mind to the latest movie Hunger Games. Don't know why but it reminded me of the pin.

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  56. Thanks as always for sharing and, when in doubt, wear red!

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  57. I had never heard of tangling. I have just started visual journaling and I think tangling would be a welcome addition to try for my journaling. Reminds me of a doodle I used to do all the time years ago.

    I really enjoyed the tutorial you have on here. Thanks!

    kristina_g_ca@yahoo.com

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  58. These are totally amazing and completely inspiring! You are so talented! Would love to win the book and develop my tangles, thanks for the chance!
    Melanie
    mmuenchinger@grandecom.net

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  59. I love your tangles! I fell in love with them the first time i saw them in Sandy's book. Thank you for this give away and for the color tests. Liz6352@aol.com

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  60. Great review! I would love to win this book. You certainly make it sound irresistable!
    jdevois@yahoo.com

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  61. I love to read your reviews and recommendations Sandra! This giveaway of yours is awesome and I would definitely love to win it.

    Hugs XX
    Barbara

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  62. Love your work. Fresh and exciting. I am a pastelist at heart. Fairly traditional. But beginning to spread my wings. I've touched on oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic. I've been tinkering with colored pencils for a couple of months. So I guess you could say I've just started. Thanks for the contest. Hope I win. www.donna.l.godlove@gmail.com

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  63. What an awesome giveaway! My daughter would LOVE this so I hope I win. :) guppygirl@whale-mail.com

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  65. I have been totally immersed in tangling for moments, minutes, days, weeks, months it seems and I can't get enough of it....I would be over the moon to have an opportunity to win an autographed book no less....wow....I have fingers and toes crossed and I'm praying too.
    Tangled
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    Diana

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  66. Great giveaway! I use your tangles a lot! I've been eyeing this book and would love to win it. My fingers are crossed! hope.martin@gmail.com

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  67. The steampunk ones are stunning! I'd love to win this book. I've just started out in Zentangling and have gotten obsessed...

    rchamilton2 at verizon dot net

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  68. Wow, already alot of comments. I think Tangled Fashionista is a lovely book, and i hope i will win this time. Love the new tangles, I have got to try them soon! HAPPY EASTER!!! Love 'n greetz, Ellen, email: eaj_wolters@hotmail.com

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  69. What a fun looking book! Thanks for giving us a peek and sharing in a giveaway.
    Cari
    craboin@chartermi.net

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  70. Thank you for this great review of the book and all the options for pens and pencils. And for the great give away. ellengozeling(at)casema(dot)nl

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway! So different and looks like fun.
    lallard2@hotmail.com

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  72. Very thorough review, excellent colouring, and a fabulous giveaway! Count me in please! perfectly4med[at]me{dot]com

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  73. What a wonderful review - more reasons to tangle. Thanks for the giveaway.
    cathwi1684@gmail.com

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  75. Wow - I do love your art Molossus - that perfume bottle was over the top gorgeous. I have been reading your reviews also - You are all things art!
    I have most of the Zentangle books - They got me started and I am having much fun for a newbie! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  76. Love your blog, your patterns, and the way you are so willing to share with the community. Thanks for being such an inspiration. Karen
    kaborus@gmail.com

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  77. Hi and thanks for the giveaway
    Just discoveed your blog through a message on my FB newsfeed, really enjoyed reading your blog.
    kbarrett59@yahoo.co.uk

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  78. I've seen Zentangle before and just never thought I'd be able to do it. This new book looks such a lot of fun. The art work is amazing and up to date and to have a mixture of fashion and art is so inspiring. I'd love to get a copy of this and try it out.
    heavensent_7@hotmail.com

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  79. I adore your work - it's fascinating! Would love to enter sarahcooper2004athotmaildotcom

    Thanks so much! x

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  80. whoever wins this will be a happy bunny..its all too beautiful..hope its me ...everything crossed ;).
    artbyjam@gmail.com

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  81. This is a very lovely give-away! mihaly_judit@yahoo.com

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  82. See, this is why I love sites like Twitter, because they show me stuff like this that I might have missed otherwise! I love your work with Zentangles and have now bookmarked your site to have a peek around. :)

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  83. Really inspiting work!
    linda.rumsey@tiscali.co.uk

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  84. I had never seen nor heard of Tangled ! Wow what fun, I could study it for hours :)

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  85. Oooo pretty love the way the markers look rainbowgoat83@googlemail.com

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  86. Really stunning artwork, will be following with great interest
    racheghostheart@hotmail.co.uk

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  87. This looks fabulously fun! Love the artwork, yes please enter me.

    magichappensxx AT gmail dot com (I haven't put the characters to stop spambots).

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  88. very cool work makoair@hotmail.com

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  89. Wow what a great giveaway! Love the post too, some great ideas and illustrations :) my email is darthknitty(at)gmail.com. I'll definitely bookmark your blog x

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  90. I love your style of artwork and the vibrant colours. i am following on facebook as sharon griffin.

    griffin.sharon@ymail.com

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  91. Thanks for the inspiration. Lots of wonderful ideas. vicki.mccarthy@live.com.au

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  92. Fascinated by zentangles! Never done it, it's on my list to do! Winning the book would get me started!
    Mthimjon@aol.com
    Meghan

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  93. Thanks for offering this give-away! I have been wanting this book since it's release, but the budget says No No! I would also like to try the Derwent pencils! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Aloha,
    Andrea

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  94. That book sounds wonderful! Tangling has re-opened the art world for me. Thank you for the great review - and keeping my fingers crossed for the draw!

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  95. It looks like a fun and interesting book (:
    simpleinbold@gmail.com

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  96. I love it! and would love to win! WOOT! mary@lozinak.com

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  97. Awesome! This looks like a blast...I have 2 of her books, and LOVE them!

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  98. I'm newly discovering zentangle. But I'm a doodler from way back....LOL

    Crystal
    bowlergirl61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. Thanks for offering the chance to win the Fashionista book and the pencils. Lori.bradford@hotmail.ca

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  100. WOW, I love to Tangle, I love Derwent Pencils ! That said please enter me into your drawing. If I should win maybe I will leave my Granddaughters coloring books alone. I did them a Tangled Bunny for Easter, along with Tangled Eggs. Thanks for the giveaway, and Good luck and Happy Tangling to all.
    Charlene Otting <3
    ottingmom@aol.com

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  101. Fantastic, my 15 year old is a budding young artist would really appreciate such an amazing prize - amyfilthygorgeous@gmail.com

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  102. Thanks for another great contest!! :o) ranza6980@gmail . com

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  103. I tried to comment on your blog while ago. right below ranza6980
    I Tried three times, two different ways and it won't show up.


    what I was trying to say was -
    the book looks awesome and pencils too ! oh what fun that would be to win,


    well, thanks for the contest and the news of the new book

    thanks Sunset - aka carol

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  104. Hi,

    My name is Marisa and I would like to win.

    I don´t know if my comment was duplicated or even pubkished...

    "I'm loving it"

    Thank you

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  105. What a brilliant preview of this book. I adore the charm braclette and the steam punk dress is fab! Thanks for the chance to win the book AND super bonus derwent pencils! Loving it! Gibbrn@hotmail.com

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  106. I love my new obsession! Thanks for making us "non artists" feel special! Weaverk62@gmail.com

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  107. this book looks like so much fun! I've added it to my wishlist at amazon.com

    cowgirlupcamo@gmail.com

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  108. I am so in love with the freshness and wit that is all over the Zentangle realm. I have appreciated Sandy's work since I received Yoga for the Brain. And I really am fascinated with the copic markers. This is what mixed media joy is about. Thanks for your diligent and continuing work. Hope to meet you in a class or an event going forward. Zentangles have truly opened up an entire new world for me!

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  109. Seashoregrammy says" I just love the Makeover". Sure beats a bad hair day! tkfamily@mchsi.com

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  110. looks like another lovely book from Sandy, If i don't win it it's going straight to my wishlist.

    :D

    (alien_sunset AT yahoo DOT com)

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  111. I love all of the fun hairstyles you can make using this book! Please enter me!!

    jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Awesome book! Thanks for the chance to win! tericout(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. Love all your work and all the ideas that you share.. You are great!

    horwitz91@comcast.net

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  114. Once again you have such beautiful art to share with us! I love how you've tangled all the little Fashionistas, though my favorite page is the perfume bottle.

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  115. what a great giveaway !!! would love this new book !!!
    dragonflynne@aol.com

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  116. I don't think I've posted here for this giveaway. But I would love Sandy's book. Thanks for the give away.

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  117. What fun and imaginative work! Love your site and all the helpful links!

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  118. Great giveaway and review. Thanks for the chance.

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  119. This is something I learned in primary school, but recently rediscovered it and the whole "zentangle" community! I would love to win this book. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    k_pink85 AT hot mail DOT com

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  120. I have to thank Zentangle to start me back on the road to creativity. Now, not a day passes by before I paint, doodle draw collage, monoprint, and what not! Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  121. Awesome giveaway...love it! Thanks so much!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  122. Just bought your new book. Just waiting for it to arrive. Linda. Lsallen1@earthlink.net

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  123. Lovely work! Fingers crossed!

    alice@stewwwart.com

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  124. CAROLYN PHILLIPS
    Good morning,

    I was attempting to enter the draw for the book and pencils but after I wrote my comment I clicked post and my screen flicked to another page and now my comment has disappeared. I dont want to try again in case I accidentally duplicate. Please would you enter me in the draw.

    Love the charm bracelet...just going back for another look.

    Thanks

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  125. I've just discovered zentangles, and it would be a real treat to win either your book or the pencils. Cheers!
    Crystal

    vinesqueen at hotmail dot com

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  126. I enjoy your blog and your tangles are beautiful! I have 2 of Sandy's books and winning this would be a thrill! Betseyrpt@aol.com

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  127. Looks like I'll add to the onslaught....love zentangling on planes and in airports...I do atc sized, so the materials are minimal. Enjoy your art, sandra, your old sis...linda.giese@yahoo.com

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  128. Thank you for offering the great giveaway! I'd love to add to my inspirational books!

    Nancy
    SandersNan@comcast.net

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  129. Nancy, I'm sorry. The giveaway has already ended. I edited the giveaway portion but should have removed all other references to the giveaway as well.

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  130. Love your reviews and the thorough tests that you give. I also love Sandy Steen Bartholomew's work and have had a ball with Tangled Fashionista. Continued blessings.

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  131. I love playing with tangles! I found this on pinterest back around Thanksgiving and it is so much fun! I love your work and Sandy I love your new page.Thanks for all the new toys to play with

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  132. Just found this page and I LOVE Beez Wacks!! But I didn't find it on the TanglePatterns.com page -- why isn't it listed there? It's such a cool design! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)

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