Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weekly Diva Challenge #316

Weekly Challenge #316: String Theory - Stripes!This is one of my favourite challenges... i so love coming back to it and revisiting it!!  For this week - create your string using stripes! They can be varying widths, they don't have to be uniform or even... basically anything goes as long as it's stripes.

Well, it took me all week to complete and I had one hour to spare.  Whew.  I traced my hand drew "stripes" across the page and used a different tangle one each stripes. I used graphite to shade the outline my hand. 

I often use this idea when teaching kids.  

                      

How-to-Festival @ Mission Hills Library



Saturday, May 20th, I was invited to participate in the HOW-TO-FESTIVAL Mission Hills Library. 
Great way to demonstrate the Zentangle Art Method.  
I shared some history of how Zentangle got started and how this method takes the hard out of art.
We designed a bookmark with some basic tangles (patterns) and had a great time.

 
I love kids faces when they learn Zentangle.
Their eyes get big and want to learn more.
They get so excited when they start drawing and see how easy the method is. 
 Best part --- no mistakes.
   
 




Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother's Day





For all the Mom's, Step-Mom's, Grandma's, and all the mothering types.
I wish you a great Mother's Day.

                                     

Friday, May 12, 2017

Inflight Tangle

Inflight Tangle to Washington State to see my Mom for Mother's Day !!! Turbulence and all           
                  
            

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ZenGem Fun at Monday Club Meetup

Today at our Monthly Monday Zentangle Club Day, we asked Nancy Robinson to share her skills with ZenGem's.  There are so many different ways to create these beautiful gem like beauties.
Thanks Nancy.  Here are a couple I snapped a pic of.



 
            After class this week, at lunch, I had a little time to tangle.  Gotta love the ZenGem's.  
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Weekly Diva Challenge #314 UMT

What a fun challenge - UMT (use my tangle)
I decided to draw Sara Uram's tangle  "Scallamps" as a border tangle. 
After creating my border thought it was awesome all by itself and went monotangle with it. 
The whole  time I was drawing I kept thinking garlic cloves, garlic cloves, garlic cloves.
Fun tangle, thanks Sara.
 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Crest Library Meets Zentangle Art Method




                        

        Look at this cute little library in San Diego County, Crest Branch
Just up on the hill from El Cajon near San Diego, Calif.



Meet Paula, the Library Branch Manager and Associate Librarian.  They had to be the friendliest librarians ever !!  Look at those faces.  Thank you for inviting me to teach Crest's older American's - Zentangle.

 
I love when a man joins my class.  Zentangle isn't a craft.. it is an art.  Guys really get into the line drawing. I remember one man in particular came up after class and looked me straight in the eye and said  "I really like this".  He was so sincere. 
 
 



 























I always get a "hangs up" for Zentangle after class.  Thanks Crest Library.  Let's do it again !!
 
 
Since Crest is a bit of a drive for me... my hubby, Mr. Wonderful "Tom" and my step mom, Sharon,
came with me to enjoy a beautiful drive up the windy road, high up on a hill with a spectacular view. Before class started we had a little time to drive around their small, quaint town.  Last time I was in Crest was when my girl friend lived there "many many" years old. A lovely drive.

The truth is that Tom and Sharon know if they come and help me set up.... I will feed them after.
Tom had a great idea to visit one of our favorite restaurants in El Cajon, Calif. 
Por Favor Mexican Food -- great patio with misters.  
 
                      
 
A little tid bit story...  when I was performing on a clogging group --- way before Zentangle,
one of the places we performed each year was at the El Cajon's International Festival. 
After the festival we would go to Por Favor Restaurant and cool down after dancing.
If you haven't been there... go. .  Thanks for the memories Crest Library,  great drive and fun class.
 
                                                         Can you find me in the pictures?