Seven women and two men began their Zentangle journey today (Albert was shy for picture)
We completed one Zentangle tile and a Zentangle turtle tile
just because who doesn't like a honu (turtle in Hawaiin) !!!
Thanks for joining me today folks !! Good group TANGLE ON
Monday 8/24. What a great turn out for San Diego Oasis first ever open house. Oasis is a place for 55 and older to take many wonderful classes. All the teachers/instructors were at this event and shared their up coming classes in the new semester !!! Oasis gave away free tote bags and coffee/cookies/cupcakes/pastries and lots of information.
Zentangle® Art Method was a big hit. If you can write your name - you can learn Zentangle Art Method. That's me at the easel sharing the most amazing thing I've ever been introduced to. I think a lot of the observers today had the same "ahhhh" moment.
Here are some very curious folks to learn Zentangle.
One of the students did her own design on the bookmark demo. Awesome !!! After this demo, lots of folks want a Introduction to Zentangle Class. Check my blog classes.
I mention this info in my Zentangle Introduction classes but it is a lot to take in those two hours.
Sukura invented Microns as an inexpensive and diposable alternative to high-priced technical pens. The micron are best used on paper. The nibs are essentially "micro size plastic tubes" which allow pigment ink to easily flow from barrel to paper. If a foreign matter clogs tubes, the ink gets blocked.
Microns are designed to held at a 90 degree angle (like a technical pen), not a normal writing implement. Also, they need to be used with a very light touch. You will know if you are holding too tight if your hand cramps or the nib bends/breaks off. You can help this by switching to a thicker nib size (instead of 01 try a 05) and using lighter hand pressure when drawing.
My friend and fellow CZT, Susan Bowden, gave me a visit at my home yesterday and shared a tangle with me that she new I'd LOVE. She was right !!! The tangle is Fassett (go a head - try it) it is one of those magical tangles which means it turns into something way cooler than many other tangles with the last few strokes of your micron pen . I have to incorporate this tangle into my Introduction classes just to blow the students away from the get go !!!. Love it ...thanks Susan.
Other tangles used: Crescent Moon, Poke Root, Flux, Onamato.