Monday, June 19, 2017

Lakeside Library Tangled Up In Zentangle

Lakeside Library (East County, San Diego, California) got all tangled up in ZENTANGLE ART METHOD 6/17/17.   Guys, kids, adults and seniors joined me to see what Zentangle is all about.
(Love it when boys/guys come to my class.  I think they like it better than girls/women)
This summer,  I will be teaching at about 30 libraries in San Diego (city/county).  Thank you libraries for inviting me to teach Zentangle.   Folks need to know about this wonderful, unique, interesting art method that takes the "hard" out of art.  
If you have been intimidated by art in the past - this art method is for you.  If you have said --- I can't draw -  this art method is for you.  If you can draw a circle and a straight line... you can "tangle".
Zentangle is an easy art method that creates beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.  The extra special thing that happens during the process of drawing - you relax, focus and get into sense of well-being - healing art.  
Look on my blog home page for a library near you this summer and join me.  The class is no fee to participates.
You can also join me at one of my other locations.  Those two-hour classes come with a fee and materials included.



Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rancho Santa Fe Library

Today's Zentangle class was at Rancho Santa Fe Library in beautiful Encinitas, CA. 
A quaint library and delightful ladies that gathered to learn something unique and new.
   Thanks Rancho Santa Fe Library for asking me to share the Zentangle Art Method. 
There were about 25 students and lots of interest (as always)
with what in the heck is this Z e n t a n g l e !!!

As we finished the class... they all got "it".  I always say "you don't get it, till you do it."
Zentangle is relaxing and special.

Here are a couple tiles we completed. Thank you ladies for a wonderful morning at the library.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Grand Opening Oasis La Mesa, San Diego and Fletcher Hills Library Zentangle Class

Wow.  What a big day this was, 6/7/17 for Oasis Lifelong Adventure.  They have been teaching seniors since 1982. A secret gem of San Diego.   Oasis relocated from Mission Valley, SD, and moved into a beautiful facility  in La Mesa, San Diego, to continue the every popular Oasis Lifelong Adventure classes.  Oasis has a dedicated room to Art and it's wonderful.  There were about 700 folks joining me at this grand opening and ribbon cutting.   Great turn out for a special place for folks 50 plus. 

Today, I demonstrated one tangle, and we made a bookmark.  I like to leave them "thirsty for more". 
My first class at the new location Oasis La Mesa, San Diego  is June 28th. 


This is a picture of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the co-founders of Zentangle.
Fun Day had by all.  Thanks Oasis.  Come join me for a class:
June 28th, 10:00-12:00 Introduction to Zentangle
July 24th, 1:00-3:00 Zentangle Tropical Coloring Page
August 15th,  10:00-12:00 Zentangle Animal Tangle
Come start your Zentangle journey with me.  Call Oasis to register for class:  619-881-6262
Today was a busy Zentangle Day  I spent 4 hours at the Oasis Grand Opening and also taught a class at
Fletcher Hills Library that evening.

In the library they had a machine that was new to me.  I keep hearing this "star wars" sound coming from the edge of where I was teaching.  Becky, the library Manger told me it was a 3D printer.  This is one of the items it made during my class I taught.  Super cool !!!

Holmes Elementary get their Zentangle on !!!


Today I revisted for the fourth time, Holmes elementary School in San Diego.  Mrs. Flinn, a 4th grade teacher,  asked to share a life science topic and  "tangle".  The kids all created a beautiful dragonfly.  Awesome job kids !!! Thank you Mrs. Flinn for starting the kids Zentangle journey.  There's no place like Holmes !

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Diva Challenge #318

Weekly Challenge #318: "Diptych"So, this week's challenge is to create a Diptych.

A diptych is two panels joined with a hinge - and the panels are mirrored - and i use the term 'mirrored' loosely.

                                       Cats, Diva Dance and Florz with hearts !!


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Botanical Garden Zendala Class

 San Diego Botanical Garden is a gem hidden away in Encintas, California.  I love going onto the property to teach a Zentangle class.   Zentangle  - Zendala (mandala) class  5/27/17 
An intimate class with two "eager-to-learn" lovely women, Leslie and Joan.  Thanks for coming !  If you have a chance to visit the Gardens, be sure to do so.  Beautiful



Oasis San Diego New Location

Lots of folks  I talk to are not aware that Oasis is in many areas of the United States where they hold classes/lectures  on many levels for folks 50 and older.  The San Diego Oasis used to be in the Macy's Department Store, 3rd floor, in Mission Valley.  They have relocated to: 

San Diego Oasis - New Location - Grossmont Shopping Center
5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 269, La Mesa, CA  91942
(Other locations in North County)  check your area for one nearest you !!!

They will be having a GRAND OPENINGWednesday, 6/7/17 from 10:00-3:00
SD Oasis is thrilled to invite you to the grand opening of our brand new Learning Center at Grossmont Center.  The event is free, but registration is required.  Meet other members, talk to instructors, and join fitness class demonstrations.  I will be demonstrating Zentangle Art Method from 12:00-2:00.

Click on this link to see what classes Oasis has to offer - including  MY ZENTANGLE CLASSES



Friday, May 26, 2017

Zendala Class @ San Diego Botanical Gardens

Image result for Encinitas Botanic Garden

Come join me Saturday, 5/27/17 @ 2:00-4:00
at the beautiful, San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas
for a Zentangle class with me,
Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher.
If you haven't been to the botanical garden, come early and walk around. 
The  class will be working with a tan Zendala (tile in the round).  Using three different colored pens, we will create a beautiful Zendala (Zentangle's image of a mandala).

Register below:  hope to see you there.
Register with the SD Botanical Garden:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weekly Diva Challenge #317

Weekly Challenge #317: "Photo Tangles"

Diva challenge idea this week is to use an image as your string  " I sometimes find that shiny magazine paper doesn't really play well with Microns.  Copy image and  cut out and glue onto tile." The basic premise here is to use the image as your string and tangle around it.

My tile below:

Since Memorial Day is right around the corner, I thought a military image with tangles would be appropriate.  A great change to thank all those for their services.  We appreciate our freedom because of you !!!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weekly Diva Challenge #316

Weekly Challenge #316: String Theory - Stripes!This is one of my favourite challenges... i so love coming back to it and revisiting it!!  For this week - create your string using stripes! They can be varying widths, they don't have to be uniform or even... basically anything goes as long as it's stripes.

Well, it took me all week to complete and I had one hour to spare.  Whew.  I traced my hand drew "stripes" across the page and used a different tangle one each stripes. I used graphite to shade the outline my hand. 

I often use this idea when teaching kids.  


How-to-Festival @ Mission Hills Library

Saturday, May 20th, I was invited to participate in the HOW-TO-FESTIVAL Mission Hills Library. 
Great way to demonstrate the Zentangle Art Method.  
I shared some history of how Zentangle got started and how this method takes the hard out of art.
We designed a bookmark with some basic tangles (patterns) and had a great time.

I love kids faces when they learn Zentangle.
Their eyes get big and want to learn more.
They get so excited when they start drawing and see how easy the method is. 
 Best part --- no mistakes.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother's Day

For all the Mom's, Step-Mom's, Grandma's, and all the mothering types.
I wish you a great Mother's Day.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Inflight Tangle

Inflight Tangle to Washington State to see my Mom for Mother's Day !!! Turbulence and all           

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ZenGem Fun at Monday Club Meetup

Today at our Monthly Monday Zentangle Club Day, we asked Nancy Robinson to share her skills with ZenGem's.  There are so many different ways to create these beautiful gem like beauties.
Thanks Nancy.  Here are a couple I snapped a pic of.

            After class this week, at lunch, I had a little time to tangle.  Gotta love the ZenGem's.