Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Whoohoo! (imagine fireworks and confetti falling!) I would have posted a bit earlier, but I got a little distracted by the winners' websites!
The three winners:
Mary Elizabeth

Figures that two are outside the US, but, luckily, the AlphaTangle books are not big and heavy.

So, let's meet our lucky winners.
Mary Elizabeth is a CZT from Northern California (yes, she teaches Zentangle! Anyone in N. CA?) on her blog, Zentangle Fun with Mary Elizabeth, she has a bunch of beautiful Zentangle tiles, but a recent post shows gorgeous door knobs and handles. A great idea - I'd like to see those on Etsy!

Next is Sarah (bubblemunch) from York in the UK. On her blog, Sarah's Tentative Artsy Steps, she shows off a variety of art forms, but her specialty is colorful, whimsical flowers done with watercolors. It's no surprise that her Zentangles also incorporate flowers.

And then we have Doda, a poet from Scotland. Her blog: Doda's Creative Wanderings, features really clever projects and teeny felt creatures. I am in love with the biscuit bears (I wouldn't eat it - I'd build it a little house and call it George).

OK ladies, if you'd like to collect your prizes, just email me at: beezink at and tell me where you'd like your AlphaTangle book sent. Anyone who is sad and wants their own AlphaTangle book, too, can get one at my Etsy store, Bumblebat. Mention this blog contest when you order and I'll put a "little something" in with your book. OK?

And a question - have you noticed how few men do Zentangle? (I have met the few) And I didn't notice any male followers, but I need to go thru and look more carefully. The actual question here is: what would get men to try Zentangle - why does it seem like a women's thing?


  1. Um, a weird thing. When I clicked on the link you offered for Zentangle Fun with Mary Elizabeth, MY blog opened!!! What happened?? - Barbara

  2. Sandy ~ I'm so excited ~ thank you! I have about six men I have taught Zentangle to ~ they love it and will actually call me to say they tangled a card that day! 3 of the men were part of a couples class.
    Thanks again Sandy for your wonderful AlphaTangle book and for those nice comments!
    ~ Mary Elizabeth

  3. Oh- sorry about the link. It should work fine now. I guess blogging very late at night is not good. And a "couples class" is a great idea!

  4. Congratulations to the winners! I too was distracted by their blogs. So much inspiration and wonderful artwork.

    Thanks for the chance to win, Sandy.

  5. Wow - am behind with catching up on my favourite blogs. I just 'popped by' and saw the above post. I am over the moon and delighted :-) Thank you so much (and also for the lovely words)

    Congratulations on your followers (I see you have already topped your 150!)
    I love your blog and it has taught me a lot about tangling. So I am grateful in more ways than one!

  6. Congratulations all around!

    Yes, I've also noticed that most (if not all) the zentanglers I've gotten familiar with are women -- no men that I'm aware of. I think perhaps it's because women are more contemplative & men are more action-oriented? Of course, there are men who are graphic designers & it seems they'd be very interested in this.

    Love your site Sandy - the format you use for tangle patterns has helped me a lot! It's just a fun site :-)

    p.s. hope you don't mind, but I put a link for Beez in one of my Flickr groups.


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