Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey was ranked number #1 in Amazon’s Pen & Ink Drawing for several days after it was released.
Alice Hendon, artist and author of 9 books, and co-author of 4, is also founder and Admin of the Tangle All Around Facebook group. Rest assured, this review isn’t about the group, but the members are integral to the book, so you need to know a little about them.
This group is incredibly active, and always growing. As of this writing, it has 9,832 members! Ranging from beginners to professionals, from all over the world, the members are among the friendliest I’ve ever known in a Facebook group. They are also among the most artistically productive. They constantly inspire each other to create and enjoy both journey and their results.
Alice has compiled this beautiful book from artwork that those members have submitted.
- Format: Soft Cover Paperback :
- No. of Pages: 149
- Size : 8 x 0.35 x 10 inches
- Language : English
- Weight : 15 ounces
- ISBN-13 : 979-8390015612
- Independently published through Amazon.
Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey is not a how-to. There are no tutorials, or explanations about tangling or Zentangle.
The book IS a coffee-table type book with the beautiful, inspiring tangled artworks of eighty-six artists from sixteen different countries. The majority of the illustrations are in color.
The artworks span a variety of tangled types. I think the best way to give you a feel for this book is to share some of the variety.
There are some traditional black and white Zentangle works.
Although this isn’t a how-to book, the book has a two-page spread that shows a break-down of the steps taken to create this amazing piece.
Many of the works featured realism mixed with tangle patterns. Everything from animals …
… to buildings …
… to people!
There are several done in a whimsical style!
Words or quotes are often included in the artwork.
They range from illustrations like this simple, but richly colored tangle done on paper to …
… this incredibly complex piece done on wood.
Alice Hendon has several of her own works in the book.
Alice is big on art journaling, and many of her works share collage, stamping, gelli printing and other techniques along with tangle patterns.
Several of my artworks are also included in the book.
One of the things that I enjoyed the most about Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey are the artist blurbs. Alice asked the artists to write a few things about themselves. It was wonderful to learn a little about each of them. The statements are quick little reads that allow you to connect to the artist as well as their work!
About the Author
Where to Find the Book
Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey by Alice Hendon is available from Amazon Worldwide.
U.S. Link: Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey by Alice Hendon
Links of Interest
Tangle All Around Facebook Group
- REVIEW: Alice Hendon’s Tangle Starts Planner, Into the Future
- REVIEW: Alice Hendon’s Artangleology Book Series
- Tangle Art: Getting Started With Alice Hendon
- Tangle All Around the World by Alice Hendon
- BOOK REVIEW: More Tangle Starts by Alice Hendon
- GUEST ARTIST: “The Zen of Artangleology” by Alice Hendon
Disclaimer: I bought this copy of Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey by Alice Hendon. No one asked me to do this review. I felt other people might be interested in the book. I received no other considerations, though this post contains affiliate links which help support Doodlewash. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.Recommended1 recommendationPublished in Art Supply Reviews
19 thoughts on “REVIEW: Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey by Alice Hendon”
Awesome review! Awesome book! Awesome artists!
Alice has a very talented group, and she’s done them proud!
thank you so much for the wonderful review, Sandra! and for sharing your beautiful artworks in the book. so many talented artists in Tangle All Around – this is just a sampling. lots of inspiration in Tangle All Around: Our Art, Our Journey and I am so thankful to those who contributed. fulfilling a dream of mine for sure! <3
You did a marvelous job with the book, Alice! It’s awesome!
Its wonderful Alice 🙂 just beautiful!
Thank you so much ❤️
I’m not sure if my previous comment made it as I went on to b sign up for Charlie’s news letter again as I haven’t had one for awhile. So, I’ll simply say I’m so Happy you decided to do a review on this wonderful book! It was a great review ! All the work is beautiful! Im very happy to be a member of this talented group and thankful for Alice and you 💗
Love you, Lynne
Brilliant review Sandra 🙂
Thank you, Zoie!
Beautiful collaboration of the use of tangle with art subjects. Very inspirational.
Thank you, Christine! I had wonderful art to work with!
A wonderful review, Sandra! I have some of Alice’s books and they are amazing!!!
Thank you so much, Mary! Alice’s books are amazing!
Awesome review, Sandra! Her designs are amazing!
Thank you, Marisela! Alice has some real talent in her FB group!
Awesome review, Sandra. And many thanks to Alice for maintaining that wonderful facebook group ” tangle all around”. My go-to group for inspiration and learning.
Thank you! I totally agree!