Zentangle(R) for Kidz A Comic Guide with Alex and Lilah by Sandy Steen Bartholomew
  

Synopsis

Zentangle(R) for Kidz A Comic Guide with Alex and Lilah by Sandy Steen Bartholomew

Kids of all ages - get ready to laugh, smile and tangle! Sandy Steen Bartholomew's Zentangle for Kidz! is both a fun romp through pattern play and an inspiring art lesson. Kid characters Alex and Lilah entertain the audience while presenting tangle techniques. They talk to the reader in dialog bubbles, so the book has the inviting style of a comic book. Every page is stuffed with whimsical shapes that grow into awesome designs, but the process is artfully disguised as messing around with tangles. This book will be especially helpful for anyone who says I can't draw. Sandy's friendly approach is so inviting, simple and freeform that it will engage event he most timid artist.

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Interview with Sandy Steen Bartholomew Sandy Steen Bartholomew is an author, illustrator, mixed-media artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). She also runs a Creativity General Store (Wingdoodle), a studio (BeezInk Studio), an Etsy shop (Bumblebat), a teaching studio (The Belfry), and a blog (Beez in the Belfry). She is inspired by juicy, jewel-tones, rusty-crusty, peeling, earth-covered... things. Magic, mystery, bits, pieces, and weird little creatures. If it sits still, she'll paint it. Sandy lives with her two kids (Alex and Lilah) and her cat, Lilo, in their colorful, mixed-media house in New Hampshire. How did you get started in your line of work? I have been an illustrator my entire life. I drew on walls as a kid, did cartoons for a local newspaper as a teen, and started sending out my children's book manuscripts when I was 15. I also wanted to be an Egyptologist (Indiana Jones). I went to Brown University for the archaeology, then dropped out to go to the School of Visual Arts in NYC, then back to Providence for Rhode Island School of Design. What was your path towards publication like? I have been sending out manuscripts for most of my life, but one thing or another always happened to throw a wrench into the process. After I had kids, I stuck the ideas in the flat file and tried to move-on. After I learned Zentangle, I started working on a little book called AlphaTangle which I self-published with a local printer. I brought the sketches to a Zentangle training workshop, where I met Suzanne McNeill from Design Originals. After I got up enough courage to actually talk to her, I showed her my sketches and she said, So tell me about your book. I almost keeled over when I realized she meant a different book, not AlphaTangle

About the Author

Sandy Steen Bartholomew is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, an illustrator, and a mixed-media artist. She also designs rubber stamps and paints furniture.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
16 pages

Author

Sandy Steen Bartholomew
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Publisher

Design Originals

Publication date

7th June 2012

ISBN

9781574213409


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