(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?"

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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.

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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 have been doodling like this for a very long time indeed. However, I didn't know that they were called 'Zentangles' and also that they could help improve one's state of mind.

Naturally, I am very intrigued by this book which promises to combine art and Zen as I am deeply interested in both and I would love to read it and make full use of it.

I would like to use it to add a bit of zing to normal, everyday objects. I'm thinking photo-frames and bulletin boards and carnival decorations for my school.

I would also like to thank Art Colony for giving us this opportunity. 

I would love to win this book for inspiration for new designs.  So often I hit a literal blank wall while drawing .....this book would be a reference to kick start my process. Keeping my fingers crossed . . . . 

I've always loved to doodle!  This book would give me so many new techniques and ideas.  I teach 3rd grade, I would love to develop a "coloring/marker" book for my students, or even for adults that are facing an illness in a hospital.  

I just started Zentangling and would love to learn more!

i would love to win this book becoz i wholeheartedly loves the techniques of Zentangle.

Of all the types and styles of art Zentangles have always eluded me. I just never know where to start or where to go once I start. This book would be invaluable to me. I teach art and would love to be able to introduce my students to the joys of this form of expression. Thank you.

I would really enjoy learning about zen tangles. I design mandalas so zen tangles would be a new craft to learn and use. I do hope I win!!!! : )
Mary Margaret Hickman

I am wanting to be more creative and I would love to make Zentangles.  Winning this book would make my day! 

I am always looking for ways to help my patients nurture their creativity. This would be perfect!

Zentangles re-ignited my creative spirit. After the death of my father, I couldn't paint or draw. One day I was flicking through some art stuff on the web and came across Zentangles. I picked up my pencil and 'just started'. Before I knew it, I was creating these beautiful 'somethings' that were 'nothing-in-particulars'! I've introduced my grand daughter to zentangles because she said she couldn't draw "like Nanna". I'd like to give her this book to encourage her to discover the artist I believe exists in everyone. 

I have spent many hours doodling over the years but this book would inspire actual "doodle art".  Thanks for the opportunity and have a joyful day in the Lord.

"Why would I like to win this book?"

I love to zentangle.  My best friend is just starting out zentangling. I would offer this as a gift to her to lite up her creative fire.  I would of course borrow this book from time to time to get my creative mojo lit up also.

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