Sunday, October 21, 2018

Need Hostess Gift for Fall Parties?

Surprise your family and friends when you show up at the Halloween/holiday party with a beautiful tangled pumpkin,

I have some extra pumpkins from the winery class I taught last week would like to offer you to have a "home" class with a few friends/family for an advanced pumpkin design.  Using Alcohol Ink and White Gelly Roll pen to create your special pumpkin.

Email to set up class.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Uncork and Unwind Into Fall

Students came to get fall started at Koi Zen Winery in Carmel Mt. Ranch in San Diego, Ca.  We brought the season in by using the Zentangle Method and decorating faux pumpkins.  

Thirteen ladies and friends came to start their Zentangle journey and a couple return tanglers too.


This table of eight friends wanted to celebrate birthdays at the Winery and take home a decoration for the home or give for a hostess gift during the holidays.      HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!

Thanks to the owners Lisa and Darius for a fun class at their beautiful winery.
Next class at this winery is January 30th and March 20th.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bonita Library Got uke?

Today, my hubby and I dusted off our ukulele's and headed to Bonita Library.  A friend told me last week they had a group that meet every week to strum.  I used to go to Today's Piazza's in Encinitas, CA to strum and dance hula for many years.  A great reunion with strummers I knew way back when.  Can't wait to go next week.

I hadn't been in touch with Bonita Library to share Zentangle, so I dropped my Zentangle brochure off with the Manager of Library today and hopefully, Bonita Library will join many of the other city/county libraries and start their Zentangle journey also.

Below is Diane - we used to play uke together for events. So nice to catch up.

Side story:  Diane was traveling in Colorado, and had some spare time to shop and wondered into a antique store.  The owner asked if she was looking for something specific?  (if you didn't know - if you play the ukulele - you can never has enough of them.  Between my husband and I, we have 12).

Anyway back to the story - Diane asked the owner if he had any uke's.  He said he did but it was at home but he lived real close.  But first,  he told Diane that it has an etching of a man and a woman in a loving way on the uke.  This seemed a little strange as she was hoping it wasn't X rated.  She was relieved to see that it was a tasteful etching of just a couple.  Whew.  On the inside it was dated 1935.  Now that was a find.  A little banjo uke from Colorado.   

If you are in the San Diego, CA area and have a uke, join the Merri Strummers most Tuesday's at Bonita Library.  Check a library near you to see if they have the same program.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Renaissance Takes Allied Garden Library By Surprise

Today at Allied Garden Library, seventeen folks went back into the renaissance time and created a Zentangle tile.  With Renaissance tangling we begin with a mid-tone and add both light and dark. We call it "Renaissance" because its inspiration are the sketches of the great masters of the renaissance who used this method of drawing.
Renaissance Tile Tangling – Zentangle

Below is Kathy, she brought yet another friend (her name was Kathy too) to see this new amazing art method.  I asked Kathy after class about Zentangle and she said "I LOVE IT".

Friday, October 5, 2018

Zentangle vs Doodling

Shared by Lee Miller

Holidays Approaching

As the weather starts cooling (yes cool even in San Diego, California 60's), we realize, the Holidays are upon us.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the holidays of some sort.

This is a great time of year to design your own holiday cards with the Zentangle Method.  Whether you create one and use that to copy the rest, or design a personal card for everyone.  Zentangle greeting cards are so fun to get.

Go to Michael's and get their packet of blank greeting cards (size varies) and starting creating your own HOLIDAY CARDS.

Remember - during this stressful time of year - Zentangle is relaxing and will take the stress away, even if for just a few minutes.

Idea for holiday get together - invite me to give a holiday card class.
Email me for details:  maseyjanet@

Happy Holidays from Tiki Tangles.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Allied Garden Library Teens Fell Into Fall Today

Allied Garden Library, San Diego, California, sits adjacent to a school.  Many of the libraries have  programs for kids after school.  Time to do their homework and often schedule classes for the kids to partake in until parents can pick them up.

Today, was my sixth Zentangle class for the teens at this library.  Thank you for scheduling classes Kathryn, library branch manager.  FYI, usually, the library shares a healthy snack at class. Wish the libraries were this user friendly when I was young.  So many activities to embark on and at no fee.  If you haven't done so, check out your local library on the Internet and see the events posted.  Often the libraries have an assigned person to help kids with homework time.

September 21st was the first official day of fall.  Of course, I bring the pumpkins out to start the fall holidays.  Typically a basic Zentangle tile is a black and white abstract tile (no up no down, no top no bottom).  Zentangle is a meditative art method.  When you add color, you have to think more- what type of color, what color, how many color, where to put the color.  More thought process.  That is why Zentangle takes the HARD out of art.  All you need to do is select (tangles) patterns.

One of the many classes I teach goes beyond basic.
Todays project was a ZIA ( Zentangle Inspired Art).
This "tangle" was creating a fall greeting card with the Zentangle Method.No Art Experience Necessary - I mean Zero!  So easy to do

Class was posted for teens, but adults (if room) can also attend. We had nine kids, and nine adults today at this workshop.  There is always something new to learn from a class with a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  New patterns, embellishments, shading.  Instead of shading today,  we used colored pencils for a hint of color.  Usually you don't need much color on Zentangle art.  The tangles are pretty bold and speak for themselves. 

Side story:  Before class, a boy popped his head in the community room where I was setting up and saw the Hershey kisses at each seat.  He asked if he could have a candy.  I said "if you stay for the class" yes.  I think he came back for the chocolate, but enjoyed the class.  Below is his art piece and of course, he gave his card to his Mom.  
Here are a couple of the kids cards.

I just retired as a hairdresser July 1st and said good bye to many clients of more than 30 years.  So nice to see Teresa again, a wonderful friend and client.   By the way, Teresa has the best hair ever.  Teresa brought her sister-in-law, Pam.   This was Pam's first time being introduced to Zentangle. 
Below is Pam's art work.  She thought she would leave her piece just black and white.   before color and after adding a hint of color.  A little color goes a long way.  I call it a highlight   I suggested just a light color to highlight your work.  What do you think, with or without color?  Either way, beautiful.

Another student today was Kathy.  She fell in love with Zentangle at another library class and has attend many classes.  I like to see my students return to another class and bring friends.   Kathy brought her adorable, cute as a button friend, Cheryl (I think was her name).   Sorry I didn't get a picture.  Cheryl liked Zentangle because like many folks - art seems hard.  I shared how Zentangle takes the pressure away.  

Happy Fall everyone!