The Clocks (Other People's Work #8)
In my previous post (9/20/17), I showed pictures from the workshop on Tangled Fans I attended last Sunday morning at Connecticut Tangle Time (CTT).***
That was the morning. And then came the afternoon. It was all about Kelly Barone and her Tangled Clocks. Here are a few of the ones Kelly has created, some of which she brought as samples to inspire us:
Tangled Paper Clocks...yes!
So as I was saying, in the afternoon, we were taught by Kelly Barone, CZT, owner of Whimsy by Kelly (that's a link to her Etsy shop; she sells the clock kits inexpensively in her shop, folks...this is my evil attempt to enable all you tanglers...).
Kelly was highly organized and her prepared kit was terrific. She began by explaining how she got started on clocks: she had seen a tangled clock made by someone in Germany. She was captivated and immediately tried to track down the source for the materials, but the manufacturer had stopped making them. She looked for months for another source, with no luck.
So...she decided to make her own kit. And she did. Once she got the bumps worked out, she began putting kits together (you can find them on her Etsy site, link above). And we each got a kit at the workshop--so we could start tangling immediately.
This was a project we all started but I only saw one person finish a clock during the workshop. The rest of us had to take the pieces home and work on them, putting the clocks together afterwards. I'll post some of the finished beauties at the end. Note that all of these are other people's work, not mine, except where noted. My own clock is finally finished and is near the bottom of the post.
EXAMPLES OF CLOCKS THE PARTICIPANTS CREATED AFTER THE WORKSHOP:
(Below I've posted some of the clocks that participants have been finishing since the workshop ended--check back for more as people finish and I add to this post.)
I hope you'll visit Kelly's Etsy site (the link is near the top of this post) to see what else she does. She is incredibly creative. Thank you, Kelly, for another great class.
All in all, this was one mind-bogglingly wonderful day. I cannot wait to finish working on my own clock. It may be awhile, but I'll post it when I get it done.
*** "CTT" is an organization for the continuing education of CZTs (Certified Zentangle Teachers) in New England and beyond. If you are a CZT, consider joining them on their Facebook page. You don't have to live in Connecticut, and teachers often make kits available for CZTs who cannot travel to attend the workshops. To join, go to their Facebook page and request membership (you'll have to prove you are a CZT so get out your certificate).
9/27/2017 01:09:50 am
Oh, some real masterpieces among them! Now you have a Zentangle fan and a Zentangle clock.., What is next on the agenda? Zentangle can really be applied just about anywhere. And isn't there a Zentangle car in Gemany? At first I thought how difficult it must have been to draw the clocks, but then I saw the individual paper pieces...Don't know what I was thinking!!!
9/29/2017 04:14:57 pm
next month in CT ...Tangling on Metal
9/30/2017 06:08:12 am
Carolyn, oh how I wish I could come! But...I can't. Your work is beautiful and I hope you have a mob of CZTs there!
9/27/2017 08:16:04 am
Yes, to the really beautiful clocks. I've seen that car in Germany too--really incredible. And yes, drawing on the nice flat pieces was very easy. As for what's next on the agenda: I don't feel I have to "make things" with Zentangle; just the process itself is enough for me. I did think these classes would be great fun, and they were, but I'll just continue along doing tiles and tangling in my journal and that's more than satisfying for me. (I will probably make a few more fans, as I use fans in the summer and have always enjoyed looking at them--they will probably end up on my walls as decoration).
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I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society