I have a new workshop scheduled, entitled “Tangle Print Impressions”. This is where you’ll learn to carve and print a tangle relief print to create an original work of art. You can utilize this process for creating cards, stationery, journal papers, wrapping paper, fabric prints and more. Shown below are some pictures. From three black & white ones are Bunzo, Hollibaugh, and Keeko. You can see that the Christmas card is two different prints (one black, one green). I used the tangle “Hollibaugh” and then tangled within the Christmas balls hanging from it.
Tangle Print Impressions
Here’s the link if you are interested in reading more and/or registering…
Tangle Print Impressions
Yellow Zen Christmas Card
I’ve also been meaning to share some information one of my tanglers shared with me recently regarding white pens. I know some of you may not have worked with white pens on the black tiles, but they make for interesting pieces. I’ve also seen somewhere in the Facebook posts comments about white pens, so you might want to try a search there if you have questions (as well as using Google). I just thought Stuart’s thoughts might be helpful, plus if any of you have additional thoughts to share, please feel free to comment.
Stuart writes: “I have been searching for a white pen, basically since I took your class last winter. I just can’t seem to find anything that works for me. I have tried a couple of different ball point gel ink pens. They all seem to have the same problem, the ink just seems to pour out of them. It is real hard to control the flow and impossible to get a fine line. I’d all but given up on ever being able to do fine detail work in white. Then I happened to try a dip pen and a bottle of white ink. Walla! I think I am on to something. First I tried a Speedball B6. Still too wide but at least the ink doesn’t pour off it. Then I tried a Crow Quill and I think I finally found what I am looking for. A nice crisp fine line. I definitely need to practice with it but I am liking what I am seeing so far. It is a hassle to have to clean it CONSTANTLY to make it work right. And there is the possibility of spilling an ink well all over. But it is better than the alternative. I really wish someone made a nib style pen in white. I can’t understand why none of the pen manufacturers do.”
Happy Tangling! B.
White on Black
So what else is new? You’re probably thinking, “she’s late again…hasn’t posted in a while.” You are absolutely correct! The holidays have a way of getting me off track. Thanksgiving was spent with the family (those who could make it). My family is strewn across the country, so it’s not always easy for everyone to get together. My boys, who I miss terribly, live on the East Coast — next year it’s time to visit momma! Aren’t they handsome??
Then, of course, the Christmas frenzy begins. Up goes the tree and decorations, baking, shopping for gifts, and the like. Throw into the mix classes, tangling, and doing the household chores and the time just flies….
Here’s pictures from all the things that have been going on since the last post.
Mission Market Craft Show
Tangle & Talk Party at April’s
My Lovely Ladies
The winter solstice has just passed and you know what that means? That spring is just around the corner. I am not one for enjoying the disappearance of daylight savings time. I like it when it stays light out until 9 pm. For some reason, that makes me feel like I have more hours in the day. Anyway, now that the shortest day of the year has come and gone, a minute of light gets added on to each day. That’s my internal signal telling me that spring is a’coming!
But, until then, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, with many blessings for the New Year.
Many Happy Tangles for 2014 – Bonnie
There’s been a change in schedule on upcoming workshops and I just wanted to make you aware. Because of the weather concern tonight, the “Framing on the Cheap” workshop has been postponed to Saturday, November 30, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm. I only have room for 2 more students, so if you are interested, please register.
This change also impacts the “Introduction to the Art of Zentangle” workshop which I usually hold on the last Saturday of the month. I will not be having this beginner workshop on Saturday, November 30, but will instead offer it on Saturday, December 7, and Saturday, December 28.
If you have a chance to visit, I’ll be at the “Calvary Arts & Crafts Mission Market” this Saturday, November 23 (Calvary United Methodist Church, 2525 N. Rock Rd., Wichita, KS, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm). Come visit and join in the festivities. Gift certificates make great Christmas gifts to present to friends and family for workshops or products.
I’d also like to take this moment to thank each of my “Tangling Babies” for allowing me the blessing of sharing Zentangle with you. I am so very grateful for each and every one of you, and hope all of you have a special Thanksgiving time with family and friends this year!
Happy Tangling! Bon
Just a quick update… I’ve scheduled “Framing on the Cheap” for this Thursday, November 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Emerald City Tangles Studio. So if you missed the last one and want to learn to frame your Zentangles easily for under $15 using ready-made frames that look like they were done professionally, join us. This is just in time for Christmas gift-giving. I only have room for 4 students, so you’ll need to register now if you’re interested.
Happy Tangling! B.
Suzanne, me, and Angie
I spent almost five whole days with some of the most talented and amazing CZTs in Dallas this week! Suzanne McNeill (author and artist extrordinaire), Angie Vangalis (calligrapher, graphic artist, CZT Marketing Diva), Marney Makridakis
4′ x 3′ Floor Cloth We Tangled
(author and ArtellaLand inventor) and a group of the most fabulous, ZENTABULOUS CZTs in the world! We gathered for a Business Promotion program for Certified Zentangle Teachers to help us better understand the world of promoting our Zentangle businesses. We discussed so much my head hurts! Getting started, marketing tools, getting ready for class, classroom environment, running a class, email marketing, social media and more. Added to that were different projects we had to complete. It was so much fun sharing and learning from everyone else. There was also a bonus workshop where we learned lettering with various pens, colors, and markers. It has provided me with a whole new level to add to my Zentangles.
I’ll be posting some of the things I learned in the near future. Right now, I’m still recuperating from staying up past 1:00 a.m. and driving to and from Dallas (six hours each way)! Until then…
Happy Tangling, Bonnie
I’m cooking up something to tantalize your tangling tastebuds! I’ll be holding a Zentangle a la Carte in Newton, KS, at the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, on June 22 and July 6. You pick and choose from 5 different courses!
Here’s the List:
- Zentangle 101
- Zentangle Too – Beyond the Basics
- Framing on the Cheap!
- Zentangle Paperweight
- Tangled Ink & Watercolor
Choose 2 workshops and receive free, as our gift to you, a 3-piece Zentangle Pen Set or 12 pre-strung Zendala tiles, or 20 blank white Zentangle tiles!
Go to the “Workshops and Demos” tab to learn more. If you did not receive my most recent newsletter and would like to be on the list, please email me.
Happy Tangling from the Land of OZ!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a gazillion irons in the fire. I work full time, have a couple of side-line businesses that I run, and try to go food shopping and do laundry once in a while!! Good thing my boys are grown and on their own. I hardly have time to clean the house, no less think about cooking a meal for anyone. So I am always amazed when I see other people’s blogs and the work they do…how they do it, I just don’t know!
In any event, a few things that have taken place in-between all this time included a workshop for a group of Girl Scout Leaders and a home show. Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure…
…and if someone could kindly teach me how to get these pictures in correctly, I’d owe you my life!
Front of Frame from Framing Workshop
Final Friday Display at Pea Pod Consignment Gallery
- Friends at Pea Pod!
Back of Frame from Framing Workshop
Home Show Mosiac