Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cheryl & Sandy - A Correspondence

Hi Sandy,
    I LOVE your Zentangle books… they are the best!  And I think it's because your personality shines thru…  My biggest favorite is the Totally Tangled book.
    Anyhow, the reason I'm writing is because I purchased your e-book several months ago.  I used it on my iPad for a short while and couldn't get back to tangling until yesterday.  (Oh how I've missed it!) Well now I can't find it. ... Can you help me out?  

- Cheryl Ferris

Hi Cheryl,
   I have that problem a lot (loosing ebooks). ;-) Here is a new link for your download...
I've been rediscovering the patterns in this book and trying them out on the new gray toned paper from Strathmore. I need to do a post about that...
   I'm glad you love Totally Tangled - I'm about to start work on a revised  edition.. and Yoga for Your Brain as well... so if there is anything you'd like to see added or explained better, or...?
   Oh - And welcome back to tangling!
- Sandy

Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!  I'm happy again!
   This time I was able to print it out so I won't lose it again!  I printed it on a gray toned cardstock and I love it!
   I am touched by your personal and open hearted posts.  I admire your courage to speak from your heart, expressing what I would love to, but don't.  I think that's what I see and love so much in  your artistic expression…it's friendly and happy and brave, and of course soooo cool!
   How awesome of you to ask for input, you impress me so. I do have problems with the tangle "Stubs" on page 37 in Totally Tangled… I can't get the final result no matter how I try. I particularly love these tangles …CUdad, Boing, Gust, Hairy, Muzic, Jay, and I love page 22…those borders really delight me.
   What I've been doing is tangling around my favorite rubber-stamp images that I've collected over the years.
   I think MD's should put your books on their prescription scrips instead of pharmaceuticals to treat depression, anxiety, general cranky and crabbiness.  It sure takes me off the ledge.
   For a lark, I've included my sisters tangle pattern that she made. [Editor's Note: this section of the letter and the amazing tangle were deleted because I intend to use it in the book!] ... I thought you might like to use it.  I love faces myself, which is why I adore Lilah Beans! So cool!
   So thank you Sandy…and keep those awesome tangles coming... we beezinkstudio fans love you!
- Cheryl
   oops I should have sent you an example of one of my tangles… the lady vacuuming is the rubber stamp…

"After Enlightenment" by Cheryl Ferris

   OH fabulous!!! Your tile is beautiful AND funny - quite a combo. :-)
Could I post it on my blog with your letter? ... My readers really like to see this kind of work - and this one is a hoot!
   ... After I revise TT and YFYB, I plan to start working on a book that keeps getting put on the backburner. This one is intended to be used in doctors offices and during chemo or anywhere else that an interactive Zentangle book might be of use. I promised Shelley - who is in Totally Tangled, that I would do a book like that. And it's been a couple of years since she passed away.
- Sandy

   WoooHooo! That's the best news I've had since… well... i can't remember when!  Thank you sooo much Sandy, you really made us smile.
I'm totally honored that you would share my tile… what a lovely and surprising affirmation, and it was an afterthought to send it!  ... The rubber-stamp used in the tile was from a company called "Remarkable".  I googled it and sadly it is out of business and unreachable.  A shame because she had some really adorable images.
   Linda (my sister) let out an irrepressible giggle when I told her about your offer. ...
I'm so sorry about Shelley.  I love the idea of a tangle book in doctors' offices and waiting rooms.  Our apartment building suffered major damage from hurricane Sandy.  We were displaced for 3 months until the building was fit to live in again.  During the storm, when the bad news kept coming and during the days that followed, it was tangling that kept me grounded and peaceful.  Zen-tangling is truly divine.  
   You know how when you've got a special book that you love so much that you find yourself buying copies of it for friends and family? Well Totally Tangled is that book for me. There is such a sense of joy in that book.  Its been awhile since I loved a book in that way… as a matter of fact the last one was The Holy Man by Susan Trott.  If you haven't read it yet, check it out, its lots of fun, I can tell from your work and blog that you would love it.
   And thanks again, Sandy…. and best wishes to your sister as well!
 - Cheryl


  1. This is so nice! Another fan that totally GETS you! Fabulous.

  2. What a delightful correspondence - thank you for sharing it.

  3. What a wonderful read that post was. Thanks for sharing. I fully agree that your books, your humor, your honesty and of course your extreme talent, keep everyone coming back for more. I can't wait to see more!!! :D

  4. Thank you for sharing this - I totally agree with the sentiments about your books, your sharing etc!

    When you put out the second editions of your books - will they be significantly different from the originals? In this day and age, one has to spend money wisely, and to be honest I'd have to be sure the expense would be worth it. (That's a stupid thing to say - everything you do is "worth it"!) If the changes are going to be "minor" could you sell an addendum as an e-book? Just a thought!

    I want to urge you to take time from all your other distractions and get on with the new tangling book! I was at the doctor a little while ago, and, as usual, he was 60 minutes late in seeing me. So, I dragged out my tangle Moleskine and spent a happy time drawing. When I went in to and had my blood pressure taken, the Doc nearly fell over, my blood pressure was SO low - I attribute it to zentangling! Ergo, your book is an absolute necessity!

  5. Good morning Sandy. I have to agree with the other post. When someone see me tangling, your two books, TT and YFTB are the two I tell them to buy. Of all my zentangle books I have those are my favorites. So a new book from you I would love

    And on the other subject, DRs offices, I take a pack of watercolor post cards and my pens with me. In fact a few months ago I had so many appointments that I filled up three packs of them. To me sitting there tangling is so much better than watching the clock and trying to calm down. It really helps so a special book wrote for there to me would be wonderful

    Thank you again and take care. Carol hodges


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