At the Poway Library (San Diego, California), us "tangler's" got our St. Patrick's Zentangle day on. I was concerned when I headed to class this morning if folks would venture out because this dry, dessert location ...........................yes, we hadRAIN
When it rains in San Diego, new stations talk about the rain coming days before and it is everyone's conversation. The world almost stops when it rains here. Hence the song, IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Well maybe not never, but average, 10 inches a year. Do you know your average rainfall for your area? Northern California gets an average of 32 inches a year.
We had fourteen people venture out in the rain. Below is Sylvia. She came dressed for the day. Sylvia was heading out, after class, to listen to 5 different bands for her St. Patrick's Day celebration.
To celebrate, I played Celtic music during class, brought Andes candies to share and had a raffle for one of Suzanne McNeil's Zentangle Book. Fun class, fun day.
The project today was to trace a Shamrock and then tangle Some of the tangles used: Mooka, Pokeroot, Printemps, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, and Bales.
Zentangle is a meditative art method. Typically a basic Zentangle tile is black and white. When you add color - more thought process. But who doesn't like a little color now and then? For St. Patty's Day, we added a little color to our tiles. Some choose to leave black and white.
Zentangle: no erasers and no mistakes, no art experience necessary. That why it is called a secret gem. Anyone can tangle. Enjoy some pics from the day.
I took a liking to my first student to class. He reminded me of my Dad that had passed away a couple years ago. He told me he had 50% loss of sight. I told him he would still enjoy the class because it was very relaxing. With Zentangle, it isn't about the end result - more about the process while you are tangling. Didn't he do a great job?
But first......... let me take a selfie of class.
Good Job Tanglers.
After class, a students shared a tile she created since her last class with me at the library.
Tittled: Chinese New Year.
Marvelous ... thanks for sharing.