Monday, August 28, 2017

Weekly Challenge #331 - Guest Blogger Jane Reiter

This week challenge from I am the Diva is a guest blogger:  Janet Reiter
Go to link to read about - PETOSKEY STONES IN MICHIGAN

 I choose a black tile (rock) and tangled with a white gelly roll pen
using tangles:  Tripoli, then aura insided, center with Printemps, added Fassett tangleation 
shaded with white Charcoal pencil.  Simple, yet effective.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Isn't Zentangle Glorified Doodling?

Many folks that haven't had a Zentangle class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) will shout...
Zentangle is just glorified doodling !

I didn't just hear you say the "d" word????    The Zentangle method is different from doodling. Doodling is mindless - usually done while doing something else with no specific structure or method. The Zentangle Method,is mindful.  Zentangle has a structured method of how to apply patterns in order to focus the mind.  The process is done with intent, and the results are beautiful, intricate art pieces.  Also, during the process you relax, focus and get into a state of well-being - healing art. 

CZT's have been trained by the founders of The Zentangle Method in the concept which the art form was created. 
                                        Zentangle is the art method and "tangling" is what you are doing. 
                                           Start your Zentangle journey today.... take a class from a CZT. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Westmont @ San Miguel Senior Living Chula Vista

What a beautiful location in Chula Vista, California.  Before class I walked around looking for my contact to meet, I saw many interesting things at Westmont.  Hairsalon, exercise room, great smells coming from the lunch room, and a Bistro - with TV and drinks and fruits for the taking - that's where I was to teach.

Before class started, I had a few moments to talk to some of the residence.  One interesting elderly man, he shared he was "80" and wasn't a artist,  he was a singer and began singing a song in a loud, deep, amazing voice one of my favorite genre's "gospel".  I thanked him for that.  I had never been serenaded before my class.  I liked it.

I had 12 students and most finished their tile and enjoyed the new art method. Some were happy just to watch as my tile came to life with patterns I taught them.  They wanted to know when I would be back and one student as if we could draw a dreamcatcher. 

I had a first in my class:  doggie student -  okay, mascot.

Ronald McDonald House and Zentangle Healing Art

The Ronald McDonald House in San Diego, California (home for many families with sick children next door @ Rady's Children's Hospital) welcomed me to their classroom today to share Zentangle Art Method with the kids.
Three lucky kids, I'll guess ages at 3, 5, and 11 joined me as we explored this new art that all ages can complete.  The best part is watching teachers and administrators come in to observe and see all the kids engaged and interested in the class. The kids were delightful and I enjoyed putting smiles on their faces.  One little girl said "I like this" during class.

Some of the words I hear after class:  that's amazing, interesting, will you be teaching another class, and the best part to hear... we need to have to back for more classes.
I have to say, each time I have demonstrated Zentangle Art... I've always been ask to come teach a class.  I call it, leave them thirsty for more

                                        KIDS ALWAYS GIVE ZENTANGLE  CLASS THUMBS UP !!!

When will you start YOUR Zentangle journey? 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Diva Challenge - Weekly Challenge #330 - "Zentangle Plates"

Diva Weekly Challenge #330 - Guest Blogger Jeanette Clawson -   Zentangle Plates

The challenge was to make a mandala's (Zendala's) on four tiles  with plate like string and tangle then put together as a mosaic.

What a fun "tangle" day.  Susan Bowden and I  (we both became CZT's at the same time plus, close friends from High School), often get together and tangle.  Today, Susan suggested we tangle the Weekly DIVA CHALLENGE.  She had four  Zentangle original tiles awaiting us when I got to her lovely home over looking the Pacific ocean in La Jolla, Cali.

A side deal was it was the day of the SOLAR ECLIPSE (only partial view in Southern California).  I brought my paper with a pen hole in ready to see the marvel,  but to no avail.  Between the marine layer in La Jolla and not much sun, we got lost in our tangles. and didn't get the whole experience from the "moon shine".

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I tangled two tiles and Susan tangled two and we brought our tangles together in a mosaic.  We put the four tiles together in different ways and had fun seeing the magic as we tuned our tiles.

Susan and I both agreed this would be a great class.  Can't wait for our next "get together".

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Zentangle Around The World

Zentangle is world wide.               

At the end of 2017, there were officially 3,000 Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) in 40 different countries around the world.

Here's the breakdown:

Czech Republic2
Hong Kong118
New Zealand7
Republic of Korea19
South Africa7
St. Martin1

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Oasis - Grossmont and Zentangle Horsing Around

Today, we got our giddy-up on with Zentangle ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) at the brand new Oasis Grossmont Location in La Mesa, California (San Diego).

A while ago, I came across Catherine Wilson's beautiful Zentangle horse on the Internet, and she inspired me to share a great project/workshop with my students.  I changed it up a little and the students loved it.  Thanks Catherine for your idea.

We created our ZIA on a Opus Zentangle Tile (10.5 x 10.5). 
Perfect tile to place inside Costco frames (2 for $20)  11 x 14.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

La Mesa Library and Zentangle

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Today was my first Zentangle class at the La Mesa Library in San Diego, California.  Wow.  Great group of 24 eager folks wanting to see what Zentangle is all about and yeah, some men attended too.  Love to have the men join us.  Zentangle is an meditative art method - not a craft.  Ladies bring those husbands/boyfriends/sons - they love Zentangle too.  Guys are always welcomed. Thanks for coming guys and ladies.  P.S.  Kids love Zentangle too - there are no mistakes when you tangle.. 
This was the beautiful art of one of my students.  She had never been introduced to Zentangle before.   Didn't she do a GREAT job? 
 Todays Tangles were -  Paradox, Echoism, Tipple, Knightsbridge
I have been teaching Introduction to Zentangle Art Method at many San Diego city/county libraries this year. The classes are a big hit.  I try to change tangles with each class if you want  to join me at another Introduction class and learn different tanlges.  When/if the library budget can ask me back to teach more classes, we will head out of "Kindegarten" beginning Zentangle and get into lots of different pieces to "tangle". If your library hasn't had a Zentangle class, ask them to get in touch with me -
Look at all those happy smiles after class.  That's my favorite part.  Leave them thirsty for more. 
WARNING COMES WITH CLASS: Zentangle can be addictive.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Mission Valley Library Gets Tangled Up in Zentangle

Hidden and tucked away behind Costco, Lowe's and IKEA stores is the Mission Valley Library.

You probably never noticed this modern design library to the west of IKEA store in Mission Valley (San Diego, Cali).  Today, I had a  senior moment about time, and barely made it to my class.  Thanks goodness for GPS and my Nissan Maxima "four door sports car".  I made it just before class was to start.
Normally, I arrive 30/45 minutes prior to class to set up and get into a "Zen" mode and have the room ready to great the students with quiet instrumental Hawaiian slack key music.   Today, I ran into the library and was as far away from Zen as you could be. I couldn't even tell you what the inside of the library looked like before I was swept away to the community room where I would be teaching.   As I ran into the room, I saw 10 students sitting and waiting for their Zentangle class.  Thanks goodness some return students came to my aid to help pass out tiles and materials (thanks Sylvia).  We started 5 minutes late, but I think I made up for being tardy with an amazing new art method to share and the magic of Zentangle.
Here are some of the very patient gals and some of their art work. 
After all that stress and hurrying, class turned out great.  Good class.
  Can you say check and double check time of class from now on?

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Zentangle Art Method 4 Day Class Series

Great opportunity to start off or continue your Zentangle journey... this is the class  for you. 
Four Saturday classes at Poway Adult School, North County in San Diego, Cali

Poway Adult School
13626 Twin Peaks Road
Poway, CA 92064
858-668-4024   $115 (mini kit included plus, all the materials you will need for all 4 classes)

Don’t miss this , join me 9/30/17 – 10/21/17   Saturday morning class 9:00-11:30
Let's do Saturday together.

All in one class - 4 days (2.5 hours each day),
4 different classes  Zentangle Art Method
with Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher 
(Pic is example - not project)
Introduction to Zentangle
--History, basic Zentangle instruction

Beyond Basic Zentangle (pic is example)
--Jump out of kindegarden and into sixth grade Zentangle.  Learn more complex patterns,  embellishments, shading,
  string theory, step-outs, tangelatons and tango’s, creating unique strings to tangle. 

Animal Tangle (this pic is an example)
--Design a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) with the method in mind on a large 10 x 10 art piece.

Zentangle Coloring Page
--Design your own coloring page with watercolor pencils and magic wand

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Encinitas Library and Zentangle Art Method

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Beautiful Library in Encinitas near the Pacific ocean (can you see in the pic?).  Todays, adult Zentangle class, I saw some familiar faces I've seen in other of my classes.  That put a smile on my face.  I love to leave them thirsty for more at each class. 

Below are several of the students art work.  Many of them were still finishing up with their shading.  Thank you all for joining me today and starting/continuing your Zentangle journey.


Kensington Library and Zentangle Art Method

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What a beautiful Saturday summer morning at the Kensington-Normal Heights Library in San Diego, Cali.  Today's Zentangle class was for the young folk, 7 years old and up.  There was a playground next to the library and I recruited several students from the jungle gym.  The best part is a couple adults came to class and of course, I let them sit in because any project I teach is fun for kids and adults alike.  We "tangled" a dragon fly today. 
Zentangle isn't just for kids -  kids/tweens/teens/ men/women and seniors LOVE Zentangle
This little boy couldn't pull himself off the jungle gym when class started and came in half way thru the class, but still enjoyed making his "own" tangles.
Good job everyone.