Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Allied Gardella Library 


This Zentangle class was at Allied Gardens Library in San Diego, CA.  I've taught multiple teen (after school) Zentangle classes but this was my first adult Zentangle class.  What a great turnout.  I even met a couple teachers from my daughter Elementary School.  Such a small world.  




The sweet woman on the left above before class said she couldn't draw.  I love proving folks wrong. Look at that smile!

  Zentangle takes the HARD out of art.  If you can draw a circle and straight line you can tangle.



Side story:   One of the women in class shared a great class in San Diego.

Go to Rediscoversd.org and check it out. 
Rediscovering San Diego is a field trip class in which students discover, explore, learn about, and experience San Diego resources, as well as politically, culturally, historically, economically, and educationally significant sites and venues within our community, first hand.



Monday, August 13, 2018

Friends from Healthy Living Class

I shared Zentangle with friends of my Healthy Living Class.  My treat to share this one-of-a-kind, unique, new art method and get that "ah ha" moments when they get it.  Thanks Robin, Mike and Sharon. 

When will you take the step to learn the Zentangle Method?  

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Koi Zen Cellars Winery Uncork and Unwind with Zentangle


                                      
This is Lisa Miller.  Her and her husband, Darius, own Koi Zen Cellars Winery in Carmel Mountain Ranch, San Diego, CA.  The   winery has a Zen feel with a Koi pond and fountains.  Namasta


One my good friends, Barbara, is a member at this winery.  She mentioned to Lisa about Zentangle. Lisa was intrigued.  With the name Koi Zen - it made perfect sense that Zentangle and Koi Zen winery would be a perfect fit.  I met with Lisa at their beautiful winery and demonstrated the art method.   We scheduled a class that day.  

Last night we had a packed house with 20 wine lovers eager to learn something new.  Zentangle is a secret gem.  Not many folks know about this new, unique art method.  

The class fee included two Zentangle projects and a complimentary glass of Koi Zen wine.  The first hour, I taught Introduction to Zentangle, then took a break for another delicious glass of vino, then continued on with a fun ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) tortoise.  



This was some to the students first tile.  Zentangle is typical black and white with abstract feel.  This helps you stay in a meditative state when their is no direction but drawing structured patterns.

We had several groups come to class  This was the meet up group "Active Lifestyle Nerds".  They even brought the perfect addition to the evening:  cheese, crackers and grapes.  Thanks Melody - the organizer - for bringing your group.


This table was my friend, Barb's, yoga group. Thanks Barb.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Zentangle Club at Oasis - La Mesa


The heat is still turned up in San Diego. Typically it doesn't get higher than low 80's, hence the cost of housing  - we are paying for great weather.  Yesterday at my daughter's bridal shower, it was 100 and we were all melting outside with our pretty clothes with no air conditioning to run to.  Crystal still looked beautiful as always.

I've lived in San Diego, California for 60 years, and 55 years of that, no need for air condition.  We always got that ocean breeze with your windows open.  After two years of 90 degrees heat for three months, I convinced my hubby that we needed air.  It wasn't a day too soon.  Now we have the comfort of being comfortable without being sticky.
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I know most folks have hot weather, but when you can't get out of it, makes a long day and a lot of cold showers.

Okay, no back to Zentangle.  This morning at Oasis (classes for 50 plus) had air conditioning (thank you).  We had five participants for class: three new to Zentangle and two newly addicted.  I always say:  Warning comes with Zentangle class - this can be addictive.

I started a new class at Oasis this semester.  Each Zentangle club I bring a new surprise project.  Each hour long class, we will new patterns (tangles).  Next class is August 20th, 2018 @ 10-11.
NO EXPERIENC NECESSARY. Come join us and start your Zentangle journey.  

Today we created a post card.  I wonder who they will mail their cards to?  Lovely group of ladies today. Thank you for joining me.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Traveling with Zentangle @ Lakeside Library

 The summer reading program at the city/county libraries this summer is "Reading takes you everywhere".  Our Zentangle project today was a VW Bus.

We hopped on our VW Bus and "tangled" our way to a fun day.  Lakeside Library is a small quaint library, but today we had a BIG turnout to start our Zentangle journey.  The front room of the library was full of 23 students waiting to get on board the magical bus and learn about Zentangle.

This is the Lakeside Library in San Diego (East County), California.


If you come to visit this library - you might stop by Lindo Park behind the library.


Because of Zentangle being a meditative art method, typically Zentangle is black and white.   When you start adding color - you have to decide on what type of color media, what colors, where to put the colors, how many colors.  This takes away from the just simple basic Zentangle method - drawing structured patterns.  

However, a little color goes a long way.  The patterns speak for themselves - a little color is all you need.  Today we colored just the sunset. 

This lovely couple had a British accent, but I didn't get to ask them where they were from.