Thursday, November 22, 2018

Vista Library - Welcome to Zentangle

San Diego, Calfornia

You know it's the holidays when a normal 1/2 hour drive, to teach my class,  turns into a 1.5 hour nail biting - "OMG, am I going to get to class before it starts".  I made it by the hair of my chinny chin chin.  Whew.  I had ten minutes to set up. I took a deep breath, turned on the Hawaiian slack key music, and everything slowed down as I joined the class into an hour of relax, focus and enjoy Zentangle.

As usual, Zentangle was well received by 13 Vista library patrons to learn what all the talk is about. Zentangle is a secret gem that many folks haven't heard of. I love sharing the "magic" that happens when you "tangle".

We had three men start their Zentangle journey today.  I get excited when we men join the class.  Zentangle isn't a craft - it's an art method.  Guys love Zentangle.  It's all about lines and circle.  A lot of the men and women mention that Zentangle reminds them of their architect classes. 

Below meet Joe.  He said he was intrigued by the class description  - NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.  Joe mentioned he had a lot of artist friends and thought he would come to class.  I told Joe that Zentangle was designed for folks like him that think they can't create art.  Did you know the definition of ARTIST is - one that engages in art?
The co-founders (Rick and Maria) designed an art method that takes the HARD out of art by making the process and materials so simple that everyone - kids, adults, seniors, can complete.  The finished art piece looks complicated and intricate, yet easy-to-do.  Zentangle motto is "anything is possible, one stroke at a time".  You have no idea what your art piece is going to look like until the end. No worries, no rulers, no erasers, no mistakes.  ❤

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Zentangle is more about the process than the beautiful results.  While drawing, you relax, focus and get into a happy place.

Did you see all those smiling faces above?

If you haven't yet, attended a Zentangle class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher, I would encourage you too.  CZT's were trained by the co-founders that design the art method.  We were taught the history, philosophy, lesson plans to teach the art method in the way it was designed.

A basic Zentangle tile (that is what we call the paper because it is small enough to finish in 15-20 minutes and you can group them like mosaic tiles) is abstract (no up, down).  Nothing is too stressful for 15 minutes.  All you need is paper, pencil, and pen.   Hence, the meditation art.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Holiday Me An Angel

With the holidays right around the corner, four beautiful ladies join me today at Nansea's house in the lovely beach community in Point Loma (San Diego), California. 

Nansea (cool spelling of her name), is getting ready to make her Christmas cards for 2018 holiday and wanted me to teach the Zentangle Angel Greeting Card Class.  Cheryl, Donna, Ursuala, Nansea and I had a lovely evening together.

Thanks ladies for a delightful evening. Happy tangling.