Author(s): Jane Monk
Color in 52 tangle garden designs and create beautiful art while relaxing your mind. Color your way to relaxation and make beautiful art, too! That's what you get with the Tangled Gardens Coloring Book. Filled with 52 tangle artwork originals from artist Jane Monk, the book offers images inspired by an imaginary stroll through an elaborate garden. Coloring in the pages reveals flowers, bugs, and hidden creatures. Inside a calm pond you'll color in glimmering fish, floating lilies, and darting dragonflies. There's even a tangled map to guide you through the color garden. Tangled Gardens Coloring Book begins with a basic color theory lesson and offers some techniques for using various types of colored pencils, pens, or markers to color in the designs. Monk teaches skills such as shading and blending, highlighting, and developing textures and backgrounds. Each of the 52 designs is printed on a page with a blank back, so you can remove the art from the book for framing when you're through. Unlike painting, you don't need to have the skills or training of an artist to create masterpieces. Thanks to the design of the Tangled Gardens Coloring Book, all you need to do is pick the colors you prefer and color within the lines. You'll temporarily disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle, escaping to a world filled with creativity, inspiration, and serenity. The act of coloring is actually a calming activity that soothes and relaxes the brain, helping to reduce stress levels, elevate focus, and promote an overall sense of well-being. So, sharpen those colored pencils and prepare to relax.
JANE MONK lives in Tasmania, Australia. She is a self-taught artist who has been drawing since she was a young girl, inspired by the beauty in all things in the natural and man-made worlds. Patterns and repetition, and the sometimes quirky and different, are what inspire her work. Jane began quilting in 2003 and loved it so much that she purchased a longarm quilting machine in 2007. Jane is an award-winning machine quilter and quilts professionally for others through her business, Jane Monk Studio. Jane has designed quilt patterns for publication in quilting magazines and produced a DVD showcasing the basics of Zentangle and quilting. She has taught numerous classes in Zentangle, quilting, free-motion stitching, making journal covers, and doll making. In 2010 Jane became a Certified Zentangle Teacher and combines her love of Zentangle and quilting by bringing these two complementary mediums together. Zentangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists is her first book. Learn more about her on her website: www.janemonkstudio.com.