Tile for Amber

Tile for Amber

We drove five hours to outside of Payson AZ a couple of weeks ago for a memorial. I had wanted to make something for her brother but had not had time. So before we got there, I took my emergency Zentangle kit and made this tile while riding in the car. I started with tangles that begin with letters of her name, but somehow got off track. .  .  but the idea is there.  They put up a small alter outside in the beautiful desert forest and a glass hummingbird high in a pine tree.  This was my small offering for Amber:




Renaissance Tile Class

Renaissance Tile Class

Saturday we taught a ZT601 – Renaissance tiles class. There is a lot of new information in this class including new pens, new colors, new tangles and drawing and shading techniques.  We really crammed a lot into 2 hours with this class and look what they did!!

tan tile 1

Renaissance Tile 1

tan tile 2

Renaissance Tile 2

A couple of the ladies had to leave before we took the second picture so we’re missing their beautiful work.  Didn’t they do a wonderful job! We had a lot of fun, too.

Up next. . . a Zentangle on Fabric class which I guess we will call ZT701. . . the next in the series.  Plus we will need to go back and fill in with a couple of classes that we’ve missed like Zendalas – Tangling in the Round, and Organic Tangles Workshop.  Keep a watch on the classes page for new classes to be posted as soon as we can schedule the dates and locations.

Class in Sonoma

Class in Sonoma

Last week I was invited to present Zentangle in a four hour workshop to some good friends who attend a business conference with their spouses. There were seven wonderful ladies, some I have known for a long time and some new friends.  My sister and I put together a Special Activities Workshop and combined our ZT101-The Basics, ZT202-Bijou and Beyond, and ZT301-White on Black classes into four hours.  The first two hours consisted of the regular ZT101 tiles and the background and history of Zentangle.  The next two hours we did a Bijou tile and made a frame for it on a black tile with slits cut into it for the Bijou tile.  Here are the beautiful results and a class picture:

Class bags

Sonoma Goodie Bags

sonoma class pic

Class Picture – Sonoma 9/28/15

tile 1

Sonoma 9/28/15 Tile 1

tile 2

Sonoma 9/28/15 Tile 2

bijou and black

Sonoma 9/28/15 Bijou & Black (with some sparkle)

These ladies really hung in there and created some beautiful artwork! Thanks so much for a wonderful time and for having me teach you this art form!

New Class Scheduled – Tan Renaissance Tiles

New Class Scheduled – Tan Renaissance Tiles

We just can’t get a class scheduled in September due to our various travel schedules and out of town guests. . . so the next opportunity for a class is on Saturday Oct 3, 10am-12:30pm at Kids Cook! location.  It will be Zentangle 601 – Renaissance Tiles.  These are the wonderful tan tiles from Zentangle. There are new pens provided: Brown Micron, and some other supplies. We also use the black microns and some of the supplies that students received in the White on Black class (ZT301).  We build on the techniques and tangles learned in all the previous classes, for even more fun drawing and shading.  Here’s an example of a tan tile, although it is not necessarily what we will focus on in the class.  We always like to have a few surprises for you. . .

Renaissance tile

Zentangle on tan Renaissance tile


So jump on over to the Classes page and sign up!

Zentangle 301 Class Pictures

Zentangle 301 Class Pictures

We had a wonderful White on Black class a couple of weeks ago.  We’re really having fun with this group! So dedicated and so much fun, and making beautiful art! How lucky can we get??

Here are the tile mosaics:

Tile 1

ZT301 Tile1

Tile 2

Zentangle 301 Tile 2

and a couple of pics of the class. . . and me. . . we didn’t get a picture of Karin. .  so I’ll be sure to post one at our next class which will be a Zentangle 601 – Renaissance Tiles on Saturday Oct 3.  Go to the ‘classes’ page for more info.

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