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The Book of Zentangle®
Authors: Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Founders of Zentangle®
Page size: 6" H x 9.5" W
NOTE: 50+ Illustrations
are by Maria and words are by Rick unless noted otherwise
Pages: 146 NOTE: 50 of the pages are full color, hand
drawn illustrations and Zentangles by Maria Thomas
Publisher: Zentangle Inc.
Cover: Hard Cover, "Coffee table" book style with Paper
Weight: 1.20 lb
The Book of Zentangle is the long awaited and must have
book offered by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle Founders.
Their journey together began latter in life and their personal relationship
and their ability to connect to their inner voices started the collaboration
that resulted in a man of words and woman of artistic prowse recognizing
Zentangle was needed by all. They have freely shared it with the
world through their blog and
website. What they were doing was seen seen as so important
by anyone they shared it with that they were called to o train to
others like myself, so more people around the work could share in
the magic and power of Zentangle.
And NOW, this book is yet another marvelous example of collaboration
between these two gifted artists and compassionate human beings.
All the questions are answered: what is Zentangle, the process,
the philosophy, its evolution and who are Rick and Maria. Reading
this book and following the Zentangle process will bring you an
understanding of what a gift Zentangle is and how special it is
that Rick and Maria have offered it to the world.
The Book of Zentangle® by Rick Roberts
and Maria Thomas offers the following description from the front
inside dust jacket flap:
Meredith L.Yuhas, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
"Rick and Maria are good company as they
take you on a creative journey to a place of peace, empowerment,
and unlimited potential through this introduction to Zentangle®.
Novices and artists alike will be drawn to this
easy art form and appreciate the effectiveness of Zentangle’s
Zentangle® nurtures the soul and
encourages life enhancing outcomes. It is a pastime, a life
skill, and a simple metaphor for life in a complex and busy
If you can’t sit on a pillow and meditate but
you can hold a pen, Zentangle® is the process of
relaxation for you. This book is the perfect starting point
to learn this relaxing method of creating beautiful artwork
or to expand on what you already know.
Whether for fun, focus, meditation, or therapy,
this art form has something for everyone. I tangle myself, teach
it to my clients, and tangle with my family and friends."
Director, Counseling & Wellness Center
University of Saint Joseph
Licensed Profession Counselor
Certified Zentangle® Teacher:
Founders of Zentangle®
Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas:
Back Cover Example
by Molly Hollibaugh
Rick and Maria state:
"We are thrilled to share our first Zentangle®
book with you! It's been a long time coming, and we think
it's worth it. This book is a delightful mix of images and
words—a well crafted combination of beautiful paintings and
tangles, and explanations and reference."
"A guidebook to Paris isn’t Paris; but when you visit
Paris, you’ll enjoy it more with a good guidebook. This is
a guidebook to Zentangle®. It can help you awaken
your ability, nourish your awareness, and find your way to
a joy that has been there with you all along."
The Book of Zentangle®
Back Cover Information
Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create
beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas describe in words and images
how this popular art form began and how it works.
People of many ages, backgrounds, and skill levels are learning,
enjoying, and creating beautiful Zentangle art whether or not they
think they have artistic abilities.
- How to create Zentangle® art
- Inspiration behind the Zentangle® Method
- Many Zentangle images
- How to increase your enjoyment and benefit from the Zentangle®
- How others are using Zentangle® in their lives.
Rick & Maria state:
"This book shows beautiful images to inspire your Zentangle®
creations. This book describes our thought process and approach
so you can understand what informed our choices as we created
the Zentangle® method. This book has suggestions
for many activities and relates other tanglers' stories so
you can explore more fun and additional benefits from a Zentangle®
practice. This book is also a good reference guide to all
things Zentangle® with its glossary, notes, bibliography
The Book of Zentangle®
Table of Contents
- What is Zentangle?
- Zentangle as a Practice
- Exercises and Projects
- Stories and Comments
- A Note From Rick and Maria
- Appendix A
- Resources and Information
- Appendix B