Yoga for Your Brain™ Inspiration Sketchbook #1
by Sandy Steen Bartholomew
PDF(electronic download) format only
30 pages, 16 sheets
56 tangle patterns (all new or new variations)
9 pages of tangle pattern steps
3 pages of illustrations
(see list of tangle patterns below)
In a refreshing change of pace, Sandy Steen Bartholomew has given us an ebook, a downloadable PDF that you can buy at her website (click on the big red 'shop' button at the top of the page) or her etsy shop, to print yourself, or use on any electronic device that supports a PDF.
The cover declares this to be an Inspiration Sketchbook from Yoga for Your Brain™, but you don't need that book in order to enjoy this one.
The tangles in the book were inspired by the animated movie 'The Secret of Kells'. Sandy spied endless designs, while watching the show that just demanded to become tangle patterns. And so now they are, lol!
The book is chock full of pattern steps illustrated in the Zentangle® style, but there is no instruction or emphasis on the Zentangle method itself.
Sandy says, "My emphasis, whether it's Zentangle or drawing, or just getting out of bed, is to encourage people to learn from my mistakes, um... learning experiences?... and integrate what I show, with their own lives. I hate copying and crafty projects with only one outcome. I tried to de-emphasize the Zentangle-y aspects, so people can just make art, whatever they want to call it."
Indeed. She gives us tangle patterns that range from the simplest of lines, a mere stroke or two, all the way to complex Celtic knots, yet the illustrated steps are always clear and easy to follow. Her style is never intimidating or confusing.
Save for the introduction and links page, there is almost no text. There's one line explaining that 'red' indicates the next line drawn, and the titles of the patterns. At the end of the book there are some playful illustrations, with a brief teaser. And still, I believe someone who has never heard the word Zentangle could grab this book and run with it.
|Page done using only patterns from The Tangles of Kells ebook.|
The Tangles of Kells can be purchased at Sandy's website or Etsy shop!
Tangle patterns included: