Author: Bartholomew, Sandy
Brand: Design Originals
Color: Yoga For Your Brain
- Pages are jam-packed with Zentangle ideas, tips, projects and 60 tangles.
- This much anticipated sequel to Totally Tangled is just as tangled!.
- Authored by Sandy Steen Bartholomew.
Number Of Pages: 52
Release Date: 01-01-2011
Details: Product Description This much anticipated sequel to Totally Tangled is just as tangled! Over 60 new tangles to learn and combine Tips & techniques for shading, curves, and more Tangling ideas for journaling, finding inspiration in your surroundings, and more Projects and exercises for printmaking, rock art, and transfers Inside Yoga for Your Brain, the pages are jam-packed with Zentangle(R) ideas, tips, projects and more than 60 new tangle patterns! Zentangle is the perfect exercise to keep that big muscle inside your skull flexible! Are you addicted to Zentangle? Do you need to calm your mind... and rev-up your creativity? Well, grab your pen and put on your stretchy pants, because your workout is starting... NOW! Zentangle can help you stay calm and relaxed, but it also teaches you to notice your surroundings, to really pay attention, to use your hand-eye coordination (also good for balance!) and Zentangle can change your thoughts. Anyone can create a beautiful Zentangle. Once you realize that you are creative, your thoughts begin to change in other areas of your life too. Your brain will start telling you a new, more positive story: "You can do it!" Review I'm starting a new, irregular feature here at Four Rooms -- the Saturday Review. There are so many wonderful resources that I come across that I'd love to share with you all that I've decided to institute a series of book reviews, to be written as the mood strikes! The first book that I'd like to share deals with the artistic habit of Zentangles. If you haven't heard of Zentangles before, they're a kind of formalized doodling created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas ..... check out the Zentangle website and blog to learn all about this wonderful art form. Sandy Steen Bartholomew is a Certified Zentangle Facilitator and an artist who has added her flair to this new craft, and created a how-to book that goes in new directions. In her book, Yoga for the Brain, the basic forms of Zentangling are enhanced with ideas on how and where to find patterns to incorporate into your tangles (hint: nearly everywhere!) and ideas on how to use this technique in new ways -- for example, in portraits, for transfers, printmaking or to decorate your journal pages. It takes the contemplative notion of zen doodling and adds some alternate routes for creative expression. I admit, I like Zentangling. And so I read this book with keen interest. The only problem I had with it was that I read it in e-format. It's not great in that format; I wanted big pages with colour, pages that I could flip back and forth as I explored and cross-pollinated ideas. So I am pretty sure I'll be searching this one out in regular old book form -- it's one that I think I'll be referring to for a while! It is fun, colourful, cheery and rife with possibility. I love to see Zentanglers adding their own touch to the basics. This book is recommended for those who already have some familiarity with basics of Zentangling. When I first heard the term, Zentangle, I thought, "How fun and creative! I've just got to learn more about this." What I soon discovered, is that Zentangles are merely a form of doodling (an art form that has been in existence for centuries), in which you put together various doodles to create one, more complexed piece. The key, and the reason for the term, Zentangles, is that by incorporating various doodles into one piece, you are exercising the brain in such a way that it literally helps you become more calm and relaxed de-stressed. So when I heard about the book, "Yoga for your Brain" I was excited to see just how various pattern-drawings can work together to help the brain relax, calm down after a long day, and de-stress after a an emotionally trying experience. Sadly, I learned none of these things. "Yoga for your Brain" isn't about showing you how to use various pattern-drawings during various situations in your life, and it explains absolutely nothing about the Zentangle method other than a
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