Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I am the Diva - weekly challenge #224

This week the Diva Challenge called for a monotangle (one tangle) and to use Tipple (circles) tangle.  My title this week is ---The circle of life 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Grandmother and Grandaughter Zentangle Day

     Earlier this year,  one of my students - Kathy asked if I'd be intersted in teacing a Introduction to Zentangle Class for her grandaughter (Aleah that is 15) that was going to visit San Diego this summer from Washington State.   Now how could I turn down an opportunity to bring two generations apart together?  Our class was at my home today and  low and behold when Kathy and Aleah arrived -- Kathy brought some art to share with me of Aleah's tangles she already started drawing.  My only regret is I didn't take a picture of her "San Diego Fair" worthy art of a Zentangle (drawn my hand, not traced) Bear.  Very impressive.

I taught an introduction tile and then I taught a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) with a turtle.  The patterns we used are on the last picture of my spinner board.

P.S.  Kathy, your grandaughter is adorable.  Very nice young lady.  Thanks you for sharing her today.

Tangle on ladies.

                                                                      Aleah's turtle...

Kathy's and Aleah's two tiles......

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Up Coming July Zentangle( Classes by Janet Masey CZT)

2015 July Zentangle Classes by Janet Masey CZT
(See classes on home page for class description)

Beverly's Fabric (Balboa Avenue in Clairemont)  San Diego California   
(Classes posted towards end of each month for following month)
Address:  6185 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA 92111
all casses are $35 per person ($10 materials included with each class

July 6th,  Monday       10:00-12:00       Beyond Basics  - Prerequisite Intro to Zentangle
July 8th,  Wednesday    5:00-7:00         Introduction to Zentangle
July 10th, Friday           5:00-7:00         Zendala Zentangle tile (in the round) 
                                                               -prerequisite -  Intro to Zentangle
July 12th, Sunday        10:00-12:00     Black Tiles (opposites) reverse the norm
                                                                -prerequisite - Intro to Zentangle
July 19th, Sunday        1:00-3:00           Color Me Beautiful - working with watercolor pencils
                                                                - prerequisite - Intro to Zentangle
 Register with me -  NOT STORE (only 9 seats available each class)
@ email maseyjanet@gmail.com or call/text 858-505-9611
San Diego Oasis
 classes (see descriptions on home page/classes)
Mission Valley Location (NOT FASHION VALLEY)- 
3rd story of Macy's Department Store  --NOT the furniture store)
- use south entrance door by Freeway 8
Address:  1702 Camino del Rio, SD, CA  92108
This site is for 50 and older group (45 will work too)
Classes  $35pp (includes $10 materials)
Register on website   https://www.oasisnet.org/SanDiegoCA/Classes.aspx  $10 registration fee

July 13th,  10:30-12:30  Beyond Basics
July 16th   10:30-12:30  Multigeneration Introduction to Zentangle
         (bring kids(8 & up)/parents/grandparents to learn Zentangle)
July 23rd   10:30-12:30  Zentangle Greeting Card  - never buy a card again**Bring Mini Kit
          (prereq - Intro to Zentangle class)
Date pending??  Beyond The Sea Zentangle    **Bring Mini Kit
     (prereq - Intro to Zentangle class)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

To My Surprise

On my vacation to Maui this week, we took a day trip to Moloka'i ( a remote island near- not even a stop sign on island).  In one of the little stores I found this treasure and was shocked  and surprised at the same time.  It wasn't really a book, but a couple pages with this cover sheet on top and Title.  I believe a Certified Zentangle Teacher goes to or lives on Mokokai'i is name is Jason Poole I believe. He plays ukulele and hula.  The story goes that he performed when he was attending the seminar to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  HOW COOL IS THAT.  Being a ukulele player and dabble in hula I would have loved to been there.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Diva Challenge #222 Colors of the Rainbow

 Haven't challenged my Diva in a while, busy with teaching lots of Zentangle Classes.  

Today my colors of the rainbow are two.  
Using neon gelly roll pens to complete tangelation of 
N'zepple inside Cresent Moon, and Lokomotive.  

Heading to Hawaii tomorrow so Aloha and hang loose.  

                                                                Mahalo !!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Guide to Choosing White Gel Ink Pen/markers

Here is some information to help you decide which pen to choose and on what material.

Go to:


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Class after Zentangle class... I never get tired of sharing this amazing art form

Saturday tangling at Beverlys Fabric Introduction to Zentangle.
I had novice students that haven't heard about Zentangle and
some students that have dipped into the tangle world already.   Great class. Welcome Laura, Tamira, Donna and Debbie
to this amazing world of Zentangle!!!

WARNING:  Zentangle can become addictive...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Do I need a class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher?

Most Introduction to Zentangle class I teach, I asked if anyone has heard about this art form before?  The typical response is "no".  Sometimes I hear  "I've been learning on the computer".
At the end of class, after being instructed by CZT, I ask  - did they learn anything?   Every time the
answer is "I learned so much more than I have seen on the computer.

During the four days seminar in Providence Rhode Island that each CZT attends, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the co-founders, instruct each one of us in the same manner they designed the art form. To promote a beautiful, easy to do piece of art and along the way become calm/relaxed/de-stress.

Do yourself a favor.  Find a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in your area.  If you don't know
how to find one on your own.. go to Zentangle.com  (The HUB of  Zentangle).

If you are in the San Diego area, look at my classes on this blog.  If you don't see a good date for class with me, email me, I'll come up with a class for you.    Come and tangle with me.

Just a WARNING:  Zentangle can be addictive !!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Evening at the Oasis

San Diego Oasis class today in the late afternoon.
We opened our minds and let the calm in at my Introduction to Zentangle class.
I noticed one student in my intro class from before -  well she brought 3 of her friend to learn to tangle. Ahhhh that was so cool  I always say, it's more fun to tangle with a friend  
Fantastic "artist" showed up today. F.Y.I. - The definition of "artist" is one that engages in art

Thanks for coming Barbara, Meg, Susan, Lynda, Judy, Helene, Pat, Jill, Jodie, Pamela.  I even had a visit from a newly Certified Zentangle Teacher.  Thanks for coming Elaine !!  Welcome


Monday, June 8, 2015

June Monday Zentangle Club

Today at our monthly Zentangle club, we tried meeting at a new place:
Rancho Bernardo Winery, San Diego, CA.
Might I add, if you haven't been, they have the cutest little shops..
Going early next time to check them out myself.....
Rho/Linda/Gina showed us how to work on a ceramic tile with alcohol inks.
LOVED them!!!  Thanks girls.   Just a few of our efforts.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Students post on a class I taught (Had to share) A+

"Organic Garden" class June 3, 2015

Once again Janet Masey (CZT) has stretched my artistic endeavors with another challenging class!  For this ZIA we were introduced to 16 patterns and 2 embellishments, along with 3 shades of 5" X 7" paper (I chose tan tone), gray pen, white charcoal pencil, and the standard Micron pen, graphite pencil, and "snubber".  

Once we were familiar with the patterns Janet said, "OK, Get started."  

Starting in the "front" and along the "bottom" of the paper I briefly put down a "string" to help locate a few items - like the wall - then picked up my pen and began ... this is the result ...

I'm pleased with this first one.  I didn't use all of the patterns as I wanted to leave a little bit of negative space, and didn't want my garden to look too overgrown and wild!  Can you find the two bijous (snails)??

Everyones turned out differently which was cool!  This is one I will do again, and it will look different each time ... Wonder what it would look like on another color paper?  This would make a nice set of "cards" (Ah ha!  Gift idea!!)  Stay tuned ...

Lynne:  A+  for listening to all the details I mentioned in class.     Janet Masey CZT 

Who's In My Garden?

I had five gardeners tonight in my Organic Garden Zentangle class
at Beverly's Fabric.  Look what they grew?

Tile not completed (they have homework to do)
but look how fantastic they look thru the process.

Thanks for coming to class Crystal, Lynne, Lynn, Lauren and Mary.
Mary had my Introduction class day before and wanted more - so came to next day class.  Yes, I always say there comes a warning at Zentangle class: