(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:

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"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 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 like the idea of using the book for healing myself and for helping me to begin to draw from imagination and learn new things, rather than always trying to be realistic in my art endeavors. 

I would love to win this book to see the zentangle art created by other artists.

I would like to win this book because I am always looking for new ways to inspire the women in my art group to try new things.  I was impressed by the way the two artists who started Zentangling found a way to support their other art projects as well as empower people who may not feel comfortable drawing complex pieces on their own.  I've noticed, too, that experienced artists also like to do Zentangles since it's a cool way to de-stress.

I had never heard of zentangle until this contest. It looks like so much fun. I would use the book to learn more and explore making my own zentangles.

I would like to win this book to learn about zentangles. Judging from the other comments posted, zentangles seems to be a very popular art form. I'd like to use it to brush up on my drawing skills.  

I would love to win  the book the Beauty of Zentangles . As I am rather new to art myself, and am loving it, I do watercolor but I am not yet a great artist!  The method of drawing the tangles has helped me with that and helped me see things in a new way.  I have 36 grandchildren and many of them love art and I have been encouraging them to do Zentangles.  It is so fun to see a bunch of them all setting around the dining room  table working hard to make the designs.  The book would be very helpful to us all, it would be wonderful to win as I am on a very limited budget. 

I have been working on zentangles for a very short period of time but I see the possibilities as endless.  I have been trying different media (pen, color pencils and now paint).  Looking to expand on all this and I think the book would help me to that end.  It looks like it has a ton of great ideas.

What could be better.


I would love to have this book for the inspiration it would provide.  It looks fantastic!

love the book, love learning new tangles for play time!

I would love to use this book to inspire beautiful creations from myself and my group of ladies who enjoy doodling together.

I would like to win the book because I have been creating zentangles for 6 months and I love to be inspired by the work of great zentangle artists.

Oh please, Oh please, Oh please!!! I would love to win this!! What a great resource to have!! I'm just learning and would like to have access to the "in's and out's" of tangles!!

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