(Update August 1: Giveaway has ended) - Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Book: The Beauty of Zentangle

The giveaway has ended.

Congrats to our winner:

Jan Cutter from North Canton, OH, USA!

The Art Colony is pleased to offer you a chance to

win a free copy of

The Beauty of Zentangle: Inspirational Examples from 137 Tangle Artists Worldwide

- a 184-page book by Suzanne McNeill and Cindy Shepard (both CZTs - Certified Zentangle Teachers). This inspiring book begins with an overview and introduction to the art of Zentangling, followed by a wide range of examples from 137 artists around the world, plus 37 lessons on how to draw specific tangles.

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.

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 July 31, 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 The Beauty of Zentangle, to give you an idea of what you'll find in this book:

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I would love to use this book to teach Middle School art to my ganddaughter. I am a homeschooling grandma and a zentangle unit would be wonderful fun for both of us.

"Why would you like to win this book?"  For more inspiration. I love to Zentangle, but there are those days when my hand and head don't connect.

I have an early onset dementia and love art. I am thinking of doing an art journal book of the processes as my disease progresses as long as I am able to.... think this art would be fun to incorporate in my book.

I would like to win this book so I can learn to do a new art form.

Thank You

I actually have several reasons. 1. When I was a child I did this kind of art. It calmed my mind. 2. When I meditate, I see these kinds of images in my head. I'm not sure if they are trying to get out, or if they are smaller parts of a bigger picture. I'm sure I probably sound completely bonkers to some for that admission. Lol but I'm hoping that if I win this book, I can learn more about the pieces and maybe try to make sense of what is in my head. Then I can draw them out and see what happens. I just think that would be a WOW thing. 3. I'm a disabled mom living on nothing, trying to raise a teen... If I don't win, I don't get. My priority, moneywise, has to be the kiddo. So this would be a huge thing for me to win, on a lot of levels. I wish everyone luck, of course...but I hope I win!

I would love to win this book because I think Zentangle is a beautiful art and I want to learn more about. I am new to trying to become the artist that I have always dreamed of becoming. I have tried one piece of Zentangle and it is relaxing and it really works your imagination. I need all the brain exercises I can get. :)

What a wonderful give away!  I would love to have this book to broaden my Zentangle creations to larger pieces.  Small tiles are fun, but I would love to do larger Zenspiration pieces.  I love what Suzanne McNeill does with her pieces!  Thanks for the opportunity!

I would love to win this book.  I would use it to create art for my home :)

I would like to win The Beauty of Zentangles because I am always looking for new ways to satiate my creative cravings. Thank you for the opportunity.

I would love to win this book to learn another art media which I could share with those less fortunate in a couple of areas we are already involved in.  Hope everyone on this site has a joyful day. 

This would be a perfect gift for my sister who has a birthday coming up in September. She cares for her two grandsons and can use a 'zen break'.

I would like to win this book as I have many health problems that keeps me from doing many hobbies or even going much.  I could do this anywhere and think it would be relaxing, which I need  I seem to end up in the hospital on some occasionally, waiting in doctors offices for ages and occasionally taking iron infusions as mine doesn't stay up and I can't take it by mouth in any form.  I am in the middle of getting them now twice a week.  I am getting into journaling as its is also something that doesn't take much energy which I don't have.  These could be used for that or to make cards which I can no longer afford to buy as I am on Social Security and most of my extra money goes on meds.  Not to sound like poor me, but that is just the way things are.

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