Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time to Step Out

"Wish it, dream it, do it!"   Leslie Levine

I'M SO EXCITED! Sorry if I scared you with my screaming, but I am...SO EXCITED! I have completed my e-book of new tangle patterns and it's in my Etsy shop, ready for the world to see. At least I hope the world will see it. 

It's been a few months in the making, and with my self imposed deadline of completing it by March 8th, the last couple of weeks have been hectic. Why the deadline you ask? Because I am teaching a class on that day where I'll be sharing some of my new patterns with my students, and I promised them all a free copy of the book. Even with a last minute glitch of finding out that it is too big a file to have on Etsy (we figured out how to get around that), I still managed to meet my deadline.

I thought I'd share a little bit about the book with all of you. Here is a picture of the cover. I have to give my husband credit for coming up with the name Step Out in Style. Get it? Step-outs for the patterns.

31 new tangle patterns, along with 11 patterns from guest contributors, makes 42 new patterns, for a total of 46 pages. There are clear step-outs as well as notes and tips to go along with many of them. Lots of Zentangle art work using the patterns is included to inspire you and spark your creativity. Here is a sample page so you can get a feel for what the book is like.

And a page with art work containing several of the patterns.

Between my time creating the pattern step-outs, researching that the pattern wasn't already out there in Zentangle Land, and doing the art work, along with my husband's time taking care of the computer end of things, we have put in hundreds and hundreds of hours on this project. And of course I can't forget to give credit to my daughter, a professional writer, for giving it the final proofreading. Although this is an e-book, I had to have a printed and bound copy for myself, and when I got that done at Staples last night and actually held it in my hands and flipped through, it was a thrilling feeling. 

If you are interested in getting a copy of my e-book, and I won't be shy in saying that I hope you are, you can link to my Etsy listing directly from here. The cost is $9.95.

Thanks for taking a peek at my book here. Now I'm back to reading my book (a different one), if I can remember what it was about after putting it aside for so long.


  1. Congratulations Caren, Yes its a hard work but worth all the hours its beautiful. I like to have a copy. Jamila Cesar.

  2. Lovely Caren Your work is phenomenal. I am so happy for you. Your talent is simply unbelievable to me, especially since I have no artistic talent at all. Wishing you much success.

  3. I purchased this and wonder how do I get it to download onto my IPad?

  4. Caron - I know this ebook will bring me and my students hours of fun tangling. Your step out in style is aptly named ... love love love it! I really appreciate all the work put into this publication and I will be proud to acknowledge the source and send people to your site for their own ecopy.
    Tangle on ... Karen Keefe CZT#4

    1. Thank you so much Karen. I'm glad you like the book and I'd really appreciate your referring people to my Etsy shop. Thanks!