Hi everyone. We thought we would take a more in-depth look at the Zentangle Collection of Reticula and Fragments book that we first offered last November at ZenAgain. We feel like this book deserves to have a more formal introduction.
So, without further ado, here it is! Two years in the making. A “handbook” to inspire us all in the subject of fragments, and of course reticula.
At our Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) reunion in 2016, we asked our CZTs if they would be willing to contribute to a book we were contemplating. A resounding yes was heard. I had designed and printed some special tiles, on Fabriano Tiepolo, about the size of a baseball card, with a square at the top strung with different reticula, and places underneath for the artist’s name, CZT class, the fragment code and an isolated fragment. I filled out all the cards with different fragment codes. Then, we handed them out to anyone who wanted to be part of this project. Some CZTs did three, four, or five cards!
They are jewels, every one of them (approximately 650) sparkling with energy and love. As far as I know, every one made it into the book. We added our own bits of stuff to read, a few full-page illustrations, a brand new cover . . . and our Zentangle gold seal of approval.
And the really cool part of this: all profits go into the Zentangle Foundation, to establish scholarships, support research and provide funding for Zentangle outreach projects. The Zentangle Foundation was recently approved by the IRS as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We dedicate this book to all the amazing CZTs who generously contributed their art to this project. Their names are listed in the book and also on each tile. The tiles are in alphabetical order by first names of CZTs.
I keep this book on my desk for reference and as a sort of “spinner” or chooser of tangles and ideas. It is a really valuable addition to our Zentangle library.
Thank you everyone, for sharing your passion and your art on this wonderful adventure.
(Search hashtag #reticulaandfragment on our Zentangle Mosaic app, too!)