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Showing posts with label News from Beez in the Belfrey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News from Beez in the Belfrey. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sandy Bartholomew sets up new website-Zentangle for Kidz

Sandy Bartholomew has set up new website-#Zentangle for Kidz -in preparation for the release of her latest book of the same name.
Lots of ideas for tangling with your youngsters!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Check out Beez in the Belfrey for some good links

Sandy Bartholomew just made a couple of posts on her Beez in the Belfrey blog. She's having a book-signing party, and she has some links to a review of "Totally Tangled" and to a free downloadable e-book on journaling techniques, which includes her article from Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine two years ago.  (It's got tangles, and lots of information about zentangling).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It's here! Sandy's book is here! Well...almost!

Sandy Bartholomew's new book, Yoga on the Brain, is available for pre-order.

If you haven't already read her post,  hie yee to the site and make great sounds of jubilation.  There are discounts involved.  Be sure to read the entire post.  She's making an offer of a greater discount, so you want to see if you qualify.

Monday, May 17, 2010

My tangle patterns: Zahara and Link to patterns-Tasket & Hytingu

Sample with Zahara                                                        Sample with Hytingu

First off, Sandra Bartholomew posted a challenge to recreate one of the patterns,Tasket, that she discovered on her recent voyages. I'm not one to leave a challenge like that alone, and I did recreate it. And I'm not one   to leave a pattern alone, so I also came up with a variation, Hytingu. You can find both at Beez in the Belfrey.

Zahara, today's pattern, is another one of those that I have to consider a variation. The basis for it, is one of the first designs that many people come up with. I'm not sure if anyone has ever posted it as a pattern, though I'd be surprised if no one has. I believe I've given it a twist that makes it different enough to post as my own, and it fits the themes I've been working with lately--cactus and repetition.

Notice that unlike Marneriani the repetition in the pattern goes round and round, mandala style. But for your own variations, you could easily use the striping pattern alone without the triangular leaf shape, or you could add to one side to make this ropy and vine-like.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tangle patterns by Lacemuse

I'm back!!!!  I've got a new PC, up and running, and am racing to get caught up--well, I'll never achieve that, lol.  Let's just say I'm trying to get back  into the marathon.  I lost the tangle patterns that I had stored on my old PC.  Only temporarily though.  I've got most of them on paper still, so it's a matter of figuring what I've already posted, and what needs to get scanned back in.  I'll try to get a tangle or two posted tomorrow, but for tonight, I give you a link to some other tangles.

Lacemuse (aka katiemackaysbathworks) has posted three of her tangles at her flicker site, Sweetbuns, Snail Swirl, and DragonflyBy.  These are lively little patterns that will add animation to your zens.

If you missed it, while I was offline, Suzanne McNeil posted the instructions to the pattern Beelight and Sandy Bartholomew posted a look at some of the tangle patterns she discovered on her recent travels.  She doesn't have the instructions to them, but challenges us to work one out.

I'm glad to be back.  Hope you haven't all forgotten me!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sandy Bartholomew is back

Sandy is back from her trip to Egypt and Israel (she's posted about it here).  If you wish to buy her book and haven't signed up to be alerted when she's put it back on sale, you can sign up here

Yay, Sandy!  We're glad to have you back!

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. 

Other Supplies
The Basics
Circles, Triangles,
Combine 'em
Shapes and Chalks
Tangling Kids
3-D Gallery
Idea Gallery
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                    
Boing                                               Zentangle                             
Bollywood                                       Ennies                                
Btl Joos                                           Hollibaugh                  
Buoy                                               Keeko                        
Buttercup                                        Knightsbridge                
Chic                                                Printemps                   
Claire                                             Shelley Trube                        
CUdad                                           Alice
Emilie                                             Heartline                       
Fetti                                              Casey Poirer
Flaske                                           Muzic                              
Flotsam                                        Linda Cobb
Flutter                                          Triangle                         
Flutterbud                                    Bette Abdu 
Flutter Tile                                   Xing
Fyre                                            Jean Theurkauf
Gust                                            Bleeding Hearts 
Gyro                                           Molecule
Herald                                         MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson
InBloom                                      ButNZ
Jacki                                           Chymystery
Kaleido                                       DotnDash
Kuginuki                                     LinkD
Lampen                                      Melissa St Pierre
Lilah Bean                                  Kogin  
Marquee                                    Karenann Young
Miranda                                     Hairy
Nebel                                         Holey
Newell                                       Weave
OrNot                                        Peggy Shafer
Oshun                                        Matt

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pre-order Sandra Bartholomew's new book

Sandy has listed some more of her Totally Tangled books for pre-order at her etsy site.  There are 15 available at the time of this post. 

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm back, and two tangles were posted while I was gone!

If you haven't already discovered it, while I was offline,  Sandy Bartholomew posted up a storm!  She posted the directions for her tangle pattern, Flutter Tile,  revealed that she is selling Zentangled sneakers at her Etsy store,  and last but not least, she WAS taking pre-orders for her new Totally Tangled zentangle book.  They are sold out!  AUGGGHHHH!!!  I missed my chance.  Don't fear though.  The books will go back on sale, April 29th, when she comes back from her exciting adventure, poking around archeological sites.  I guess I can't begrudge the wait. Much.  (*sobs and replaces the bucket that's full of tears*)

Suzanne McNeil posted about her reception at the Petroleum Club, as well as the directions to Zentangle #12 from her book, Cross Stitch.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sandy has a contest for three people to win one of her 'Alphatangle' books!  You can find the details here.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sandy Bartholomew talks about her upcoming book

Sandy has finished the first draft of her book, and...wow!  I mean...wow!  To summarize her post, 52 pages, over 100 NEW tangles, and under $20 dollars.  It should be out in May.  To read the full post, go here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hairy-New tangle pattern from Sandra Bartholomew

Sandra has posted a new tangle pattern, Hairy, at Beez in the Belfrey.  The pattern was created by Karenann Young, and will be in Sandra's upcoming zentangle book.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beez in the Belfrey gives information about Suzanne McNeil's book

I have ordered Suzanne McNeil's two zentangle books and will tell you about them once they arrive.

Meanwhile, Sandy Bartholomew has posted about them, and gives a brief explanation of what is in Suzanne's books, and assurance that she is working hard on her own. (I'm the person who sent her 10 tiles, lol!  I make life difficult for everyone!)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More about zentangle books

Suzanne McNeil has updated the information on her zentangle books to show a couple of the patterns that can be found in each.  If you are interested to see what you'd get from her books check it out.

Zentangle Basics
Zentangle Book 2

I also wanted to let you know that Sandy Bartholomew of Beez in the Belfrey will have a zentangle pattern book available soon.  Besides her own patterns, she is including some from other avid zentanglers, including yours truly.   I don't have a date, but her latest tangle of the week, Punch, is one of the tangles that will be in the book.  I'm so excited!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Zentangle tangles: Two new tangle links

Both Suzanne McNeil and Sandy Bartholomew have posted new tangle patterns.

Black-eyed Peas from Suzanne and Punch from Sandy.  They're both great (the tangles and the teachers!).

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Meta post on naming tangle patterns at Beez in the Belfrey

Sandra Bartholomew has written an interesting post on the reasons for funky tangle names. Well worth reading if you've ever wondered why they chose they chose that name for that pattern.

Inspiration Pays a Visit

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New tangle and sale at Beez in the Belfrey

Sandra Bartholomew has posted a new tangle, 'Squid', at Beez in the Belfrey.  It's so-o-o cool!

There is also a 50% sale on her 100 pack tangle-trading cards.  They are cards with boxes for drawing your own tangle patterns.  I'm not sure how long the sale lasts and I had a little difficulty getting the code to work correctly so make sure the price reflects the sales price, when you order.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sandra Bartholomew's Tangle of the week and Alphatangle book

Sandra Bartholomew is incredibly generous in sharing new patterns.  As a certified teacher, she shows some of the official zentangle patterns and some of her own incredible patterns.

This week, she has incorporated the tangle-of-the-week in a slide show of her studio.  Her studio is funky and lots of fun.  Well worth a click away to see it. 

Tangle of the week and studio tour of Sandra's studio:


And don't forget to check out her new book.  It may be sold out at the moment, but I suspect she'll have more available soon.  It's a terrific little book with great examples of approximately 100 tangles!  She isn't sharing the patterns in this book, but she's preparing a tangle pattern book that will be on sale soon!

Sandra Bartholomew's Alphatangle book: