Zentangled, that is!
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take a full day of Zentangle classes with a dear friend and colleague, Carol Myers. Carol is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and a pretty amazing mixed-media artist. I have dabbled in the past with it, having visited the website and trying out some of the "tangles" on my own, but I thought it would be a cool tool to have when trying to spark creativity, especially with my stamp carving for polymer and metal clay designs.
|The first tile we did...|
|The second tile...cadent, printemps, pokeleaf, 'nzepple,|
|From the more advanced class...'nzepple, and fasset|
|One of my favorites...based on mooka.|
|Carol taught this one to illustrate "sparkle" and shading...it really looks 3-D|
|Practicing mooka, zinger, luv-a|
|My practice paper, a micron pen, pencil and paper stump to shade with (all freebies from the class!). The design around the heart is called ruflz. It took some practice!|
|The lovely Carol, showing off a very cool pen holder, handcrafted by her wood working hubby, Steve!|
|Yours truly, Carol, and our friend Bette Brody (another talented artist!)|
I may be hooked! I know I have a lot of practice ahead. Here are several places to learn Zentangles on your own, although I recommend taking a class from a CZT if possible. Here are a few places to learn more...
Zentangle founders Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas have a motto..."anything is possible, one stroke at a time". I think that holds true for lots of things!