Last night’s class at the Arlington ArtLounge was a riot. There were 11 attendees and I think 10 of them had never been to the ArtLounge before, and only about 2-3 of them had any experience with Zentangle®. So it was a class full of virgins—what fun to introduce people to both the ArtLounge, which is fast becoming one of my favorite places, and then to Zentangle.
Because I still cannot use my car, I packed up all my supplies and lugged everything on two buses to get there. Before going in I stopped into Firefly Moon across the street, one of the best gift shops on the planet, to visit my talented friends who own and run the shop. As usual, they had a gorgeous display. If I wasn’t in a rush to get to the ArtLounge, I’m sure my credit card would have somehow mysteriously leapt out of my pocket.
Got to the ArtLounge, set up, and despite the very cold night, we were on our way into Zentangle Basics by about 7.05.
And here’s a photo of the resulting mosaic (meaning, when we finish the first tile and have all the students put their tiles together, they form a mosaic):
Not bad for a bunch of people who would tell you “I can’t draw!” huh? They did a terrific job. Lots of camera-phone snapping was going on:
These photos are mostly from the ArtLounge website, since I was too busy teaching to take pictures (my one contribution is the second photo of the overall mosaic, which I never fail to capture when I teach).
I think the students amazed themselves. This makes me so happy.
And a heartfelt thank you to Sheryl, who was kind enough to drive me right to my front door afterwards. I was in bed within 15 minutes of turning the key in my lock.
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