What an awesome turnout for the City Arts Workshop today! We had 15 fantastic Wichita Tanglers who joined the wonderful world of Zentangle! Maria and Rick’s story was shared, some nice relaxing music was played in the background (ya gotta love Andrea Bocelli!), everyone was lively and did such wonderful pieces! Several brought representations of their work with them (my bad…I should have taken some pictures of that!) and it was so exciting to hear how they found out about Zentangle. What a privilege to teach and share! I think we could have stayed there all day and tangled away…now there’s an idea, maybe I should work on a weekend retreat program!
Here are the finished pieces.
And here are the Wichita Tanglers!
A few more more…
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What a fabulous group of women! Each with their own unique style! I wish you many days of Happy Tangling!!
What a great night! We were surrounded by beautifully displayed designer pieces that had lots of patterns for us to look at and think about. So if you are in the mood, stop by Denise’s shop and have a look-see! All of her items are beautifully displayed and fabulously priced to help you brighten up or change up your home decor.
It is so much fun teaching! These ladies were a delight and their finished pieces were fantastic! Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to share Zentangle!
Already into 2012! Wow! So what to offer you for this new year? I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite blogs, although if you are hooked on Zentangle you may already be going crazy googling every Zentangle site you can find. It boggles the mind!
First and foremost, of course, is Zentangle.com, Ze Beginning and End of Zentangle 🙂 It is the site that Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, the Founders of Zentangle, offer. Oh to be a Certified Zentangle Teacher…that is the quest. Young tanglers, old tanglers, in-betweed tanglers. Get your Zentangles here! Lots of fantastic information and inspiration to be had.
My next favorite is Linda Farmer’s (CZT) site (although I admit that favorite may not be the best of terms as all of them are my favorites!). I was fortunate enough to have met her at the CZT 7 Certification Program that was held in Rhode Island last October. Her site is TanglePatterns.com. Elizabeth Barrett Browning said it best, “How do I love thee [Zentangle]? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my [Sakura micron] can reach…” Well, you get the idea. How many patterns are on TanglePatterns.com?? I’ve tried to count the ways, but, alas…more than the stars! Although this is a free source, many of us who tangle know the amount of time and effort that goes into Linda’s site, so may I suggest you consider a small donation/subscription. In fact, if you know of a tangler, gift her/him with a subscription. Yes, I know it’s free and they can go to it any time, but what a neat thing to do. Do up a little Zentangle in a card and let them know you have purchased a subscription in their name as your gift to them.
Another favorite (and, again, there are too many to mention, so forgive me all if you are not listed here) is Margaret Bremner’s site, EnthusiasticArtist.blogspot.com. I love her crisp lines! As you scroll down the left side of her main page site, you’ll see that there are links to tangles, videos, and other tidbits of interest.
Unfortunately, I can’t list everyone here at the moment, but I hope you enjoy those few that I’ve shared. I’ll share more as time goes on and if you know of a way for me to list all the blogs and sites I come across, let me know and I’ll do it. I just don’t know the process if there is a way. I’m always open to learning, so any knowledge you want to share is certainly welcome.
Until then, Happy Tangling from the Lollipop Guild in the Land of Oz!