Trying to write a review of the newest book from the originators of the Zentangle techniques is just as hard as trying to define what Zentangle is. This book is written and illustrated by both Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. The full color book is a work of art before you even read its contents.
Maria Thomas was a calligrapher and illustrator before being known for the Zentangle process. It is her illustrations that bring such depth to the pages. This book was written with a passion that Maria and Rick share both for each other and for their work. They tell the stories of how they came to develop the Zentangle system and how it became a passion to share the process with others.
Truely the many, many stories of the lives that have been touched by this simple, but elegant system is the true gift of this book. To understand that gift one must first experience the process that has become Zentangle. Although discussed in the book and in the various other books describing the process of Zentangle, Maria and Rick encourage everyone to take a class with a certified teacher.
Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas offer classes near their home http://www.zentangle.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61&Itemid=113for the training of Certified Zentangle Teachers(CZT). However for those who live in the Orlando Florida area, we have classes offered locally by a CZT here at the Sam Flax http://www.samflaxsouth.com/157/Orlando.htm#store on Colonial Drive. Debbie Purdue travels from ther home town to Orlando to visit with family and to share her knowledge of tangling.
Zentangle is proven to help with stress and to release the creative process for many, even some who do not know they can be an artist. If you want to know more please check out a class near you.