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Dallas Divas

Suzanne, me, and Angie

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

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

Vintera Gallery Workshop


Heart Tangle

Amazing!  The Vintera Workshop was wonderful…a double header!  We had a Zentangle 101 Workshop for 2 hours in the morning where we learned a number of tangles and then went to work on making our Sweetheart a Heart!  Now, my cat’s name is Sweet Heart, so my hearts are for her!  But a mystery sweetheart might be found, too!

A great lunch break with box lunches from Planet Sub provided us with much needed fuel to begin the second workshop, in which we worked on black tiles with the white jelly roll pens, along with our special project, a paperweight!  More tangles to learn and then everyone went to work, utilizing the tangles they liked the best and deciding which project they thought they’d like to try their hand at.

Pictures are attached so you can see some of the fine work that was completed.  We bounced around the idea of a weekend retreat-type program, which would probably be lots of fun!  Keep checking for additional workshops that will be coming up soon…

Still not very good at placing pictures in the blog…I’ll figure it out one of these days!


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