(Update July 1: Giveaway has ended) Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: Joy of Zentangle

The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winner:

Peg from Mcalester, OK, USA!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

Joy of Zentangle: Drawing Your Way to Increased Creativity, Focus, and Well-Being

- a 144-page book by Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning (all CZTs - Certified Zentangle Teachers). This art instruction book introduces readers to the basic theory of Zentangle and includes tips, techniques, and instructions on how to create over 100 tangle patterns... plus tons of inspiring examples!

How to Participate:

To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is reply to this discussion by telling us:

"Why would you like to win this book?"


"What would you use the info in this book to create?"

Please type your response in the "Reply to This" box at the bottom of this page.


You can reply to this discussion as many times as you want, (as we would like to encourage interaction), but your name will only be entered into the drawing once. Everyone who answers this question will be assigned a number. At the end of the giveaway, a number will be randomly selected and whoever was assigned that number will be the winner. Conversation is encouraged, but people who respond in this thread without answering either question will not be entered into the giveaway.

All entries must be posted in the "Reply to this" box at the bottom of this page. Any responses sent via email, private message, or posted elsewhere on the site will not be counted, so be sure to post your message in the Reply box at the bottom of this page.

The giveaway ends on June 30, 2014 at midnight PST. A winner will be announced within 2 days of the end of the giveaway. The winner must provide their name and mailing address in order to receive the prize. If the winner does not respond within 2 weeks of winning, the prize is forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

There is no cost or fee to participate. Any potential taxes, import duties or other fees relating to the receipt of this book are the responsibility of the winner.

This is an international giveaway, so it's open to all of our members from around the world. The book will be shipped to you at our expense.

This book was donated to the Art Colony as a giveaway prize by Design Originals, an imprint of Fox Chapel Publishing. Any trademarks or copyrighted material used in this promotion are the property of the respective owners and are used with permission from Fox Chapel Publishing.

Here are some images from Joy of Zentangle, to give you an idea of what you'll find in this book:

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I would love to win this book to learn some tips and techniques of Zentangle!


i would LOVE to win this book ! i'm new to art and i think zentangles are wonderful for so many reasons.

the art colony has been a joy to me and i think this book would also be an absolute pleasure to own and an inspiration for my creativity.

i'm stuck at home, nursing a chronic illness, so your zentangle book would be just the ticket to add to my art supply and keep me busy!

i adore zentangles - i have some great pens to use - zentangles give me grounding and, most of all, the zentangle book would help me to focus on my art and not my self.

michele (australia)


this is my second entry. only to say what i forgot to mention - i have started to learn a few zentangles online, but a little unsuccessfully because of the format. this book would help me to uncover my creative side, instead of looking at the screen, and help me to continue a new, much-needed hobby.

michele (australia)


this is my third entry!. 

i long to create intricate designs that i can colour and share. zentangles see the hours fly by and give me a lovely result when i look up from my page. i could use your book to create pictures for my family as a way to thank them for caring for me through a hard time. zentangles are brilliant, and mysterious, and everybody loves them!

michele (australia)

The book looks lovely. Such deep, intricate designs.

I would love to have this book since the paintings are somewhat similar to Madhubani artform, its a artform from a remote village Mithila in Bihar, India.

The designs are intricate and minutely drawn and i have been practising it for a while on fabric and paintings. This book would be a added advantage for me.


I would LOVE to win this book! The technique seems very interesting and I'm always trying to broaden my talents by exploring new styles!!! :D

I would love to win this book as it offers many opportunities to let your imagination run wild as the possibilities are endless as to what designs you can do. Zentangles inspire me as they show that you don't always have to follow the rules as there are no guidelines or restrictions as to what intricate design you decide to do. It isn't everyday that a fantastic opportunity like this comes along, and as life tells you - grab every opportunity before you regret it later on in life, and that is what I am going to do - I have found the perfect opportunity in which I can try something that I have been longing to do and with recent problems  haven't been able to accomplish this, which is why I am not going to let an opportunity as great as this slip away from me.

I Will like to winn so i can create some beautyful to my house ...
Have a Nice day from Mette in Denmark

I would like to win this book as the right side of my brain is glowing with light when it looks at the possibility of reading and playing with the contents

Hi there, I'd love to have this book because I've discovered Zentangle art only recently and I love doing this. I'd really like to improve my skills and learn more about it. I know that options for winning are limited so, in case I'm not lucky, I'd like to know where I can buy the book. Thanks a lot!


I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this book.  I thoroughly enjoy creating zentangle designs.  I am ALWAYS looking for new inspiration and this book would give that to me.  One of my favorite ways to create the designs is to outline a small wooden cut-out shape from Michaels Craft Store (the ones that are 29 cents) and then create my strings inside the designs.  They are so unique.  I don't see many people doing that at all.  When I taught in the after school program to the 3rd and 4th grade classes I used this technique.  The kids loved it!  I let each student choose which design they wanted.

I would use the info in this new book to give me more inspiration and relaxation.  I want to learn more about shading and using color.  This book will give me that guidance and instruction. 

This is my favorite way to relax.  I love the freedoms that this art gives to a the artist.  I also want to try different designs and techniques that I can apply in my artwork.

Here's hoping that I win!!!!!

I would love this book simply because visual inspiration or eye candy as I like to call it, is key to motivating me to be creative. And the more I hear about drawing and it's effect on memory... The more interested I've become to the art of doodling and zen tangles :)

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