Wow! The New Year has begun!! Are you looking forward to becoming more creative this year? I know I am! Even the “teacher” needs to be re-juiced and so my plan is to take a couple of courses myself to learn some new things that I can pass along to inspire you this year! Let’s use the energy that comes our way to fuel our excitement and creative juices!
A fellow CZT found this cute little test that will help you come up with a word for 2016 if you need a jump start for some inspiration. Perhaps that word could be used in some way for fanning the creativity you desire for this year. When I took it, the word that popped up was “Innovation“. That’s interesting for me, because I don’t necessarily consider myself to be innovative or introducing something new or different. It’s been said that there’s nothing new under the sun, but when I scroll through Pinterest or Facebook, or look at the special groups I’m a part of and see the beautiful creations produced by many amazing artists, it sure seems like there’s something new being done all the time! Wouldn’t it be fun to come up with something innovative?? Something that everyone else just falls in love with and wants to do/copy/share? I’m going to work and massage that word a bit this year and see what comes of it. Feel free to share with me what word you come up with and what it might mean to you.
We all need a little renewal to build up our own creativity. So, because I need to renew myself, I’ve decided not to teach a Beginner Zentangle class each month as I have done in the past. However…not to be dismayed! I have contracted with WSU’s community education program to teach a special two-part program – The Joy of Zentangle: Beginner, and Zentangle: Intermediate. Each part will consist of a two-week session. The Joy of Zentangle: Beginner will include the beginner class, obviously, and then cover strings, embellishments, enhancements and shading. Zentangle: Intermediate will consist of Zendalas and Lettering. If you have never taken a Beginning Zentangle class, start with that and take both programs. If you have taken a Beginner Zentangle program from myself or another CZT, you might want to consider just taking the intermediate session. You’ll need to contact WSU directly, so click here. These will be held in March 2016.
I’ll also be doing a Painting Made Easy class with WSU. This is open to anyone 15 years and older. You’ll learn a little bit about mixing colors and you’ll have a choice of one of three paintings to create. This two-hour fun paint class will be held in March 2016 and you’ll need to contact WSU directly.
On the lighter side of things, I’ll be at the Carriage Factory Gallery in Newton, KS, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10 am – noon to share a Zentangle Valentine’s Day Card making workshop. To add to the fun, if you can stay after the class, I’ll be demonstrating how easy it is to create fun gifts on repurposed ceramics and glassware. Bring along a plate, mug or wine glass and I’ll let you try out my pens after the demonstration! You can sign up here or contact the Carriage Factory Gallery directly.
So, there you have it! Here’s to a great 2016!!
Happy Tangling, B 🙂