A Wonderful Zentangle 101 Class, a Bear, and some lines. . .

A Wonderful Zentangle 101 Class, a Bear, and some lines. . .

What a great class! In spite of a couple of technical difficulties. . . everyone was so patient and understanding. . . and helpful!  And look at the beautiful tiles they made:

Tile 1

Zentangle101 6/10/15

Tile 2

Zentangle101 6/10/15

It was so cool to have families take our classes together.  It’s something they can all do together even after the class, plus they may want to take additional classes also.  We’re hoping to have some advanced classes scheduled soon.

Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been working on lately.  I found this sweet bisque bear at Target and It called out to me to take him home and tangle him. . . I think he’s done. . . never really sure.  Waiting for him to say.

bear 1

Bear 2015

bear 2

Bear 2

bear 3

Bear 3

bear 4

Bear 4

and another piece. . . on a 5 x 5 artist board 7/8″ thick.  I have really been enjoying drawing lines lately, almost completely filled a small journal with tangles of just lines, some like this.  For some reason, it’s very satisfying. And I think it’s good practice for many tangles, it loosens up the hand, reminds me to draw slowly and think about every line I’m making. Try it and let me know what you think.


Lots of news!

Lots of news!

It’s been a while since I posted.  A lot of things have happened, some good, some not so much. . . so I want to talk about some of the good things!  We had a special class on Saturday, a family of 3 generations!  and some friends, old and new attended our Zentangle 101- The Basics in Bernalillo, NM at a new venue for us. As usual, we got so caught up in teaching and seeing the wonderful tiles they were creating that we forgot to take pictures of the class, but we did get pics of the tile mosaics and here they are:

Tile 1

Tile 1-ZT101

The youngest students were 9 and 10, sisters. It was just amazing to watch them take to Zentangle. As always, the mosaic of all the tiles is so much fun to see, for us and for the class.

The second tile:

Tile 2

Tile 2 – ZT101

We can’t wait to introduce them to Bijou, Black tiles, Renaissance tiles and organic tangles in future classes. Imagine what the mosaics of those classes will look like.

On another nice note:  I was fortunate to be accepted into two juried art shows in March and April.  In Placitas, I was able to hang 23 Zentangle pieces for the month.  Here’s a picture of me with a few of the pieces at the artists’ reception.


Four of my pieces were also accepted into MasterWorks of NM juried art show, which was quite a wonderful surprise. The show hung in Albuquerque for the month of April, and much to my surprise again, one piece was awarded a 3rd place prize in the Miniature Pen & Ink category.



Another wonderful class:

Another wonderful class:

We had yet another great class last Saturday.  A small one but a fun one.  I keep having problems with my document camera, but once we got it going . . . we got going.  Here are some pictures of our Zentangle 202- Beyond the Basics, and Bijou, too,

ZT202 3/14/15

ZT202 Class


our first monotangle: Purk


monotangle: Betweed


Monotangle: Flux, tipple, aura, fescue

Framed bijoux tiles

Monotangle in frame

It’s always amazing to see how everyone does a different version of their tangle.  All with the same instruction, same tools, etc.  I love the variations and learn something from each class.  Beautiful!  We especially enjoy having a mom and son ‘team’ with us.

So, we’re looking forward to planning our next classes.  We are attending Tangle U next month in Santa Fe.  Over 100 Zentangle teachers will be there. . . and we expect to come home with some amazing new ideas filling our heads.  These people are so inspiring, I just hope we can narrow it down to a few classes, there will be so many possibilities.  Plus we will need to have some 101 classes, too in order to get some new people interested in this wonderful art form.

See you in April after Tangle U. I should have a lot to post about then, along with a new class schedule.  Thanks for being patient, it should be worth it!



My First Zentangle Show!

My First Zentangle Show!

It’s been kind of exciting around here the past couple of days because of the strong winter storm we’ve had.  It’s not anywhere near what they’ve had in the northeast or other places, but a few inches of snow around here is pretty amazing.  It took me more than an hour to get home last night, only a few miles.  And it was scary! So. . . wasn’t sure if we would be able to get out this morning to go hang my first ever Zentangle show.  But the county did a great job and was out on our road plowing and sanding, so we made it.  It’s called the Placitas Artist Series and the artwork of 4 artists hangs for one month. The third Sunday there’s a concert and beforehand, the artists reception.  I was able to pick out 22 pieces of my art and have them professionally framed, or I framed them, and this is what it looks like with the panorama view on my iPhone:

Placitas Artist Series Exhibit 3/15

Zentangle Exhibit

Of course the wall is not curved, the panorama view makes it looks fish-eyed.  Cool effect tho. If you click on the picture you get a full screen view.

All of the art at the show is for sale with a percentage going to the Artist Series.  A great cause.  They bring wonderful local art and beautiful music to our rural area.  My husband helped with the layout, naming the pieces and hanging them today! He’s a great roadie.  My sister made my beautiful flyers, business cards and also helped with the layout.  I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive and talented family!

Thanks for checking in!