Sunday, December 27, 2015

Alcohol Ink Workshop

As 2015 year comes to a close.... I wanted to go out with a bang teaching an ALCOHOL INK class. This Alcohol Ink class was held at my house. Kazumi, Karen and Dottie enjoyed learning all about this new art media.  The vibrant translucent colors are surprising to work with. If you like working with color, this is the class for you.

This year I taught over 100 Zentangle Class and I never tire of sharing this wonderful new art method that is so easy that even children can accomplish.   However simple or detailed you may choose to draw, it looks complicated and intricate.  Art used to be unreachable unless you thought you had a "talent".  This art method let's anyone (no art experience necessary) create beautiful pieces and on any media.  LOVE YOU... ZENTANGLE. 
Come and join the fun with this new art method called ZENTANGLE and relax during the process.

I look forward to a brand new year of sharing and teaching.  What do you say?  Are you In?
                                             HAPPY NEW YEAR TANGLERS.
                                          Janet Masey - Certified Zentangle Teacher


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Zentangle Ornaments

Today at San Diego Oasis - Mission Valley, I taught a Holiday Zentangle decoration class.
We dabbled in a little alcohol Ink on the inside of the ornament.  If you haven't tried this media yet... it is very new, a vibrant paint that blends into each other and creates amazing displays of color and hues.


First we practiced a new tangle:  Echoism then applied to our glass ornament....  ohhhh ahhh
 The second ornament (ceramic star - from any craft strore) we applied our new tangle:  Auraknot with gold Craftsmart ceramic pen and the others examples.  Just pick some tanges and apply.

Come join me in one of my classes next year. !!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monthly Monday Zentangle Club --- Holiday Party

Each month we get together for Monday Zentangle Club and share different aspects of this wonderful art form.  This is some pictures from our holiday party for December.
Thanks to Char for letting us use her studio... 
Friends, fun, food, games, gift exchange, tangle project and sharing Zentangle love in San Diego California.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO  YOU AND YOURS

There's me in waving !!! From  left to right:  Nancy, Janet, Susan, Char

Left to right:  Denise, Izumi, Suzanne, Nancy

From Left to right:  Rho, Olivia, Gina, Linda

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kauai Morning Tangle

Tangling in Hawaii vacation on my Lanai (patio).  This is about as Zen as I could get !!!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Flight from San Diego to Kauai Hawaii

Zentangle in flight .  Tangles used: YAF, Bunzo, Ixorus, Cubine, Ogel, Crescent Moon, Flux.   Aloha

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Zentangle Greeting Card Class

Today at San Diego Oasis -Mission Valley we got into the Holiday Spirit with soft Christmas music and tangles to complete two greeting cards.  Echoism tangle sure makes a great Christmas Tree.  Great job today.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Turkey Tangle

Post Thanksgiving meal.  Relax, de-stress and enjoy the memory of a fantastic holiday. The calm before the storm of Christmas rush.  Tangles:  Auroknot and Poke Leaf

Monday, November 23, 2015

Beyond the Sea Zentangle class

Today's class was Zentangle Beyond the Sea at San Diego Oasis (for senior 50 plus). Who doesn't want to go to the sea?  Here is what we tangled today. I forgot to get the group picture -my apology.

Just look for Zentangle patterns (tangles) that resemble the sea.
Try to draw low, medium and tall tangles to give that behind look for depth and you too can go somewhere beyond the sea !!!

The following picture is from a book "The Art of Zentangle" and I designed a whimsical type tile for the sea.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Zentangle Demo at Craft Fair

Please stop by my booth (#C-104) Saturday November 7th, in San Diego, CA
 at Curie Elementary School (one of the largest San Diego Craft Fairs each year)
and try Zentangle - Come and see what everyone is talking about.  So easy a child can do it. 
If you can write your name... you can tangle

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Diva Challenge #241

Weekly Challenge #241: Guest post "Stones and Ceremony" 
Paula Bramante, CZT


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Zentangle® Beyond Basic Class

Today's Class "Beyond Basic Zentangle®" takes you from let's say "Kindergarten" beginner basic ... to more complex patterns, string theory, embellishments, tango's (two tangles together) and more.  This is a must have class to start you thinking on your own how/which strings & tangles to put together. We used an apprentice tile (4.5 x 4.5) just to give us more room to tangle on. 

If you haven't tried all the different tiles Zentangle has to offer:  original (3.5 x 3.5), apprentice (4.5 x 4.5), Bijou (2 x 2), black, tan, Zendala (in black and white), and Opus (10 x 10).  Try them all.   Get started and tangle. 

There is a Facebook page called "Ornation Creation"  by Ben Kwok, that has amazing traceable art outlines perfect to put tangles in... (all you do is ask to join the Facebook page).  This art was the one I shared with the group today. Their homework was to apply some of the patterns they were shown today after learning how to trace the design. 

Being a hairdresser by trade... I used a color wheel and applied some tangles for a quick reference guide to build your first tangles on.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Alcohol Ink Class

Below is Susan's beautiful tangles using Identipen on interesting Alcohol Ink background color.

This might have to be my favorite of the day.  Love the tulip look of drops place on Yopu paper. Nice work as always Denise !!! 

Patti's background work with gold and silver metallic using the felt stamp is amazing.  Can't wait to see what she tangles on it.

A Big thumbs up for a super fun day !!!

San Diego Oasis Zentangle/pumpkin class

Today I combined two classes.  Introduction to Zentangje and design a pumpkin.
We had a lot to do in two hours but we did it. Students left with homework - to finish their pumpkin. I taught tangles that worked well on sections of pumpkin.   I'd rather show them as many new patterns and get them started on their pumpkin than watch them design Mr Pumpkin.
It does take a while to get all those tangles on a pumpkin.  Fun group. 

Admiring their completed tiles. All the same tangles, yet all different because of interpretation. 

Pumpkin designers hard at work.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Color Me Beautiful Zentangle®

During class today @ Beverly's Fabric in San Diego, California,
I shared that too much color on a Zentangle tile takes away from the tangles.

                        Mary, Denise and Chris getting their color on tangles .


Chris (her fish matched her top).