Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Diva Challenge #303 Valentine

This weeks Diva Challenge  #303 is "Valentine".  
My Valentine Zendala are two tiles we did in class last week. 
We used a clear gold gelly roll pen to bling it up.  You can't see the bling, but it's there. 

 If you want to design a tile, go to
create your own Valentine and post!!!  Try it,,, it's fun

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Poway Adult School Adult Coloring Page - Zentangle Style

So many classes I teach, I start with "who has heard of Zentangle?" 
Usually one or two students hands go up.  They say "I've heard of Zentangle but not sure what it is."  Then I asked, "who has heard of the adult coloring books?  Everyone raises their hands. 

Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT's) are authors of many of the adult coloring books. 
Zentangle is all about drawing structured patterns. 
Did you know you can create your own coloring book page with the Zentangle Art Method?
This class shows students how to make their own coloring page.
Never buy another coloring book again !!! 
  Today, since it is February, we created a Valentine coloring page.
 After designing our coloring page, we jumped into coloring,
learning new techniques with watercolor pencils & blending pen.

I will suggest that the "tangles" (patterns) speak for themselves,
you don't need a lot of color on the page.  Using lighter colors will let the tangles shine thru. 
  The ladies still have some homework to finish coloring.  I think they did a nice job. 

Meet the artist -   Lee, Betty S, Lois, and Betty M.




This was my first Zentangle class at my new location
We focused on Beyond Basic Zentangle today.  This second suggested class takes you from Introduction to Zentangle (kindergarten) to six grade in one class. 
We studied string theory, embellishments, tangleations (tangle variations),
tango's (dancing two tangles together), shading and tracing. 
Loved the new Art Therapy Studio.  Thanks Natalie (the owner). 
I always suggest that folks bring items they have worked on to share !!! 
Jane brought some of her "placemats" she has created. 
Aren't they lovely?   Thanks for sharing Jane.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday Zentangle Club Christmas Party 2016

Today, Wendy hosted our 2016 Christmas Zentangle Club Party.  Wow, her house was so cool.  This is a pic of her "art" studio.  What a great room.  Thank you Wendy for sharing your home with us all.

We put together a beautiful way to hold your Zentangle tiles.  They are were different, yet the same.  Just like Zentangle tiles.

I brought a fun activity that proved to be interesting.  That's a word you use when you aren't sure if it's good or not so good.  Check out the attempts to use a "nose flute". 

This is Zentangle's new scarf that has tons of "tangles" on it.  If you are looking for a gift for someone that loves Zentangle.  Go to to purchase.

This was mine !!!

Fun celebration Wendy... thanks

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Lacey, Washington

On January 23rd, I was visiting my family in Olympia, Washington.  Claire, my niece, asked if I would  teach a Zentangle class for her 3rd graders.  She had mentioned that her class has 13 "busy" boys in the class. I assured her I could create a quite time while "tangling".
As soon as we started our Zentangle project, all  the children were quiet and engaged in this new, unique art method.  I think the part kids like about Zentangle, is there are no mistakes, no erasers. 
After class is my favorite part about teaching kids.  Being a hairdresser as well as a Certified Zentangle Teacher, this one 3rd grade boy stood out. He had shaved both sides of his hair and bright orange long hair on the top. His question to me was "is your phone number on your information you gave us?  I want to call you about Zentangle.  I really like it."

Some of the other statements after class from the other kids:
Can we do another one?
Will you come back?
Can we make up our own "tangles"?
This was fun.
I assured them I had left a Zentangle project with Mrs. Harrison and she has had a class from me and can share all that she has already learned.  Claire told them she had a book and would work with them on more Zentangle art. 
Thanks Claire, loved your classroom and mostly the kids. 

 About the time I started tangling... my mom requested a Zentangle girl to hang in her bathroom.  This was the piece she still has I did for her four years ago.


Here is a fun extra item.... Look at this hairdo !!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

ZenGem Monday

This is Marie, today she had a private Zentangle ZenGem class with me.  We designed a bracelet and added some "gems" Zentangle style with watercolors pencils, and colorless pencil.  She is a great students, always ready to learn more. 
Marie and I not only share the love of Zentangle, but we both enjoy playing the ukulele. 
 Fun day with you Marie.  Thanks.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

This class is a four series class: 
1st week -  Introduction to Zentangle
2nd week - Beyond Basic Zentangle
3rd week -  Animal Tangle,
and last but not least....
4th week -   Coloring Book Page Zentangle Style.


After our first tile, I like the students to observe all the tiles and their similarities and differences due to personal inflection.

Four happy students.  Thanks for starting your Zentangle journey with me today !!!
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