New “GemTangle” Class!

New “GemTangle” Class!

Want to learn how to make these beautiful GemTangles with just your basic Zentangle kit and some colored pencils? It’s easy, just sign up for our GemTangles class on April 2 at Scraps Galore. Go to the Classes page for all the info.  Hurry tho, class size is limited.  We will provide you with the supplies to make one or more GemTangles of your very own!IMG_0903 IMG_0800 IMG_0832



Last year we finally got our business license for our llc:  ShadeTree Tangles.  We’ve changed the website of ‘dentangles’ to ShadeTree Tangles in order to keep everything in the same place.  So when you look for or you will be directed here, at least for the foreseeable future.  At some point we may find time and energy to put up a brand new website.  Our classes are still here on the classes page.  And news will be posted here a little more regularly we hope!

Speaking of classes. . . we just met with Scraps Galore! and have times set for a bunch of new classes between now and June.  Watch for them to be posted soon.  All kinds of classes will be offered from beginner to advanced.  The only pre-requisite we have is that you take a ZT101 – The Basics class before any of our other classes.

We have been listening and know that you all want a Zentangle Meet-Up to meet with other Zentangle enthusiasts like yourselves and just work on projects, ask questions, learn new tangles, etc. So we are scheduling a time for that each month as well.  It will be shown on the classes page, although it’s not actually a class.  We will be there to help, answer questions, visit and catch up.  We hope you will bring projects to work on as well as to inspire all of us.

There have been a number of classes since the last post here. As time permits, we will post some pictures so you can see the beautiful work that has been done in classes from 101 to Organics.

Keep Tangling!

Your czts:  Karin & dennie

Wonderful Zendalas!

Wonderful Zendalas!

Last week we had a very nice Zendala class with some of our regular students. They created beautiful zendalas on both white and black tiles.

Zendala class

Lovely ladies and beautiful classroom at ScrapsGalore in Albuquerque

Zendala 1

Zendala 1 Black on White

Zendala 2

Zendala 2 White on Black with some sparkle

I am fortunate to have some of my Zentangle work hanging in four places right now: Home @ the Range Gallery in Bernalillo, NM; Placitas Artist Series at the Presbyterian Church in Placitas, NM; St Marks Episcopalian Church in Albuquerque, NM for their Small Works show; and at the NM Art League in Albuquerque, NM for their Biologique show.

Here are a couple of pics:

PAS Nov 2015

Placitas Artist Series



With my friend, artist, tangler Carolyn at the NM Art League-Biologique Show. She did the lovely nautilus on the left and I did the little feather on black. I’m on the left, Carolyn behind me.

Biologique Nov 2015

Standing next to another tangle piece at the NM Art League Biologique show.

Please check the Classes page for all the new classes:  ZT101, ZT701 on Fabric, ZT-Holiday Mini-Workshop, ZT De-stress Workshop, ZT601-Organics  All these wonderful classes are scheduled between this Saturday Nov 7 and Jan 16. Hurry and sign up to reserve your space.





Bunches of Classes in Albuquerque!

Bunches of Classes in Albuquerque!

It’s been a while since we had some brand new classes, but we’ve been busy developing new and exciting ideas along with finding new places to have classes. Here’s our class schedule between now and Feb 2016:

October 29, Thursday, 1pm-3:30pm Zentangle 401- Zentangle in the Round: Zendalas 
NEW LOCATION! Scraps Galore! 7600 Jefferson NE Suite #8
(Great location at a very nice scrapbook store, they carry a wide variety of scrapbooking supplies, stamps, stencils, papers, pens and books AND will give our students 10% off on any purchases the day of class) Cost: $42 to sign up call Scraps Galore! at 505-858-1080 to register and prepay. 
November 7, Saturday 10am-12:30pm Zentangle 101-The Basics at Scraps Galore 7600 Jefferson NE Suite #8.  If you are interested in Zentangle this is the class for you.  Zentangle 101 is the pre-requisite for all of our other classes. Cost: $42 to sign up call Scraps Galore! at 505-858-1080 to register and prepay. 
November 11, Wednesday 10am-3pm Zentangle on Fabric: Totes and Bags  at Bob’s Sew ’n Vac on Alameda  We love this location, lots of room, big tables, bright and they have irons and ironing boards for heat setting the fabric.  This is the NEW CLASS that you have been waiting for if you have taken all (or any) of our other classes, come join us for a lot of fun with new tangles and techniques.  This is more of a workshop than a regular Zentangle class. Cost: $60 to sign up, click on the classes page and prepay using the PayPal button.
small fabric bag

Here’s a teaser. . .

December 3, Thursday 1:30p-4:30p Zentangle Holiday Mini-Workshop at Scraps Galore!  7600 Jefferson NE Suite #8.  We’ll be making Zentangle Holiday cards and ornaments plus more!  Cost: $52 to sign up call Scraps Galore! at 505-858-1080 to register and prepay. 
December 19, Saturday 11:30a-2pm  De-Stress Tangle Time at Scraps Galore!  7600 Jefferson NE Suite #8.  Come tangle with us and relax during the hectic holiday season, take some down time for yourself.  We’ll have some new tangles for you and surprises as well.  Cost $32 to sign up call Scraps Galore! at 505-858-1080 to register and prepay. 
January 16, Saturday 1:30-3:30pm Zentangle 501- Zentangle Garden: Organic Tangles at Scraps Galore! Lots of new ‘organic’ tangles and techniques.  Cost $52 to sign up call Scraps Galore! at 505-858-1080 to register and prepay. 
So put these dates on your calendar and watch for more info to come on all of these classes.  If you’re sure about attending any of them, let us know so we can put you on the list as some of the classes will have limited space available, and we need a minimum number as well. (you can always email us: dmyork1(at)me(dot)com.  

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: