It's taken me a couple of weeks to recover from attending the 2014 Tangle University in Portland Maine. Wow...talk about non-stop activity! Wonderful. Teachers were drawn from a who's who of CZT's (Certified Zentangle® Teachers). The image I've used today is the tangle I did in the workshop led by the fabulous Marie Browning. In her workshop, we embossed a black tile with tangles using a regular black ballpoint pen as an embossing tool, then we used Tombow Irojiten colored pencils to color the entire tile, watching while the lines of the tangles "popped" into visibility on the tile. What fun!
Here is the parade of talented teaching talent, with a link to each of their websites; you'll want to have a look because each one is unique and creative:
Teachers and a link to each one's website:
The entire event was put together by the impressive, organized, talented, and very kind Elaine Huffman, Suzanne McNeil, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, Margaret Bremner, Beckah Kruhula, Patricia Carney, Molly Hollibaugh, Cris Letourneau, Sadelle Wiltshire, Marie Browning, Julia Reed, Leslie Crumpler from Sakura of America...more about that in another post, and Genevieve Crabe.
Here were the names of the scheduled workshops:
Peek-a-boo Tangles *** Tangle on Steriods *** A Tangled History *** Creating on the Wild Side - Mixed Media Tangling *** Zentangle Meditation *** Glowing Zentangle Prints *** Technology Roundtable *** Sacred Geometry *** How to Teach Shading *** A Pen for Every Project *** Fabulous Tombow Technique
If you think this schedule looks busy, you are so right! We all needed days to recover.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
No immediate group classes scheduled (I'm open to hearing about a good venue in Western Massachusetts. I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society