Back in Class – little blue house…

I am returning to teach a Zentangle Class at Icarus Creative Arts Studio on May 22 from 1-3:00pm! It’s been over two years since my last class there. I’m excited to offer something new, with a little color, and several new patterns. This class is inspired by the Zentangle art of Margaret Bremner, CZT of British Columbia, Canada. You can view her beautiful drawings/art pieces on her blog “Enthusiastic Artist”. Since it’s my first class back, I’m keeping the exact description of the project “a little mysterious” for now.

There are a couple seats open as of today. If you’d like to attend, email me at tanglesbythesea@gmail.com ASAP. The cost is $40.00, which includes all supplies needed for the class.

Check back next week for the beautiful mosaic of our work!

New Class … In Person! …

I have scheduled a class for Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Icarus Creative Arts Studio, on the grounds of the Bernardo Winery. It’s been two years since we last met at Icarus! While the theme of the class hasn’t been finalized, I can assure you it will be a fun one for welcoming everyone back. I’ll post class details once they are determined!

Hidden Animals …

Great class by Susan Moen, CZT – “Hidden Critters”. We all must remember ”Highlights” magazine when we were kids and the ”hidden pictures page”. This was Susan’s inspiration for the class! Creating this tile was alot of fun, and the concept became an obsession … here’s my version on an Opus tile (10”x10”). Go to her website and look for all the classes she offers using this idea. So much fun.

Happy New Year …

My word for this year!

“Soulful Afternoon”…

This past weekend, I participated in the “Make Your Soul Happy” Retreat hosted by my sister-in-law/yogi, Camilla Sinclair at Foundation Yoga in Solana Beach, CA. I had a great time getting back into teaching Zentangle to twelve new tanglers! Actually only ten newbies as Camilla, and a past student who attended the Retreat, Cherie, have taken classes from me before! It was enjoyed by everyone and apparently chatter about Zentangle continued the next day in following yoga classes. I like that!

Prior to my portion of the Retreat, attendees were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by Ashley Gaston. She made a hearty and healthy vegetable broth with ramen noodles. She had a beautiful “greens” bar where we could choose our toppings of basil, mint, green onion, lime, tofu, jalapeños. So tasty and beautifully served. We then topped off lunch with yummy home made chocolates!

We finished two tiles in our two hour session – the basic Zentangle “Z” tile and then a nice seasonal “Vertigogh” tile. Then the ladies had another ninety minutes of restorative yoga to complete their day.

Thank you to Camilla for including me in her Retreat and allowing me to share my passion for Zentangle with new friends.

“Make Your Soul Happy” …

AUTUMN TANGLING …

“CZT: AE2021 Autumn Edition” is a year-long course offering classes from CZT’s around the world. The classes are on-line and available for one year so you work at your own pace. This is made possible by Team Singapore CTZ’s. The classes are fun, as well as challenging. Thankfully, I have a year to get through them all!

Fall Leave class by Anjum Motwala, CZT (CZT: AE2021)

Lotus Class by Jennifer Cottrell, CZT (CZT: AE2021)

Tangled Cornucopia by Tangling at the Cave with Susan Moen, CZT

Happy Fall …..

Fall Tangling with watercolors
Took class with Susan Moen/Tangling at the Cave – “Cactus Tangling”

Tangling at the Cave – “Sea Creatures”

sharing tiles…

What’s New ….

In the last few weeks, I’ve taken a few classes by other CZT’s.

I’ve been enjoying the “sea life Zentangle and watercolor” classes offered by Samantha Taylor of Zenlapse. This was my version of the crab class. It’s fun to learn about the watercolors, but then trying to draw the tangles with the paint brushes presents a pretty good challenge. Still trying to learn how to use the brush and the colors. Lots to learn!

Crab class – Samantha Taylor – “Zenlapse”

I’ve always admired the Zentangle art of Margaret Bremner of Canada so I couldn’t pass the chance to take a virtual class from her last week featuring “Floral Tangling with Margaret”.

“Floral Tangling with Margaret” – Margaret Bremner – “Enthusiastic Artist”

I’ve always like the embedded letters taught by Rick and Maria, so when I saw the Tangled Lettering class being offered by Susan Moen (Florida) last week, I signed up. Different than the embedded letters as you use many tangled botanical patterns to fill the letters. She also taught us the Mackintosh style alphabet. It was a lot of fun and a bit contagious – can’t stop drawing letters!

“Tangled Lettering” – Susan Moen –
“The Virtual Crystal Cave”

Lastly, I decided to combine my watercoloring skills (very limited) with the tangled lettering botanical patterns and created a non-letter ZIA combining the two techniques.

Botanical tangles with watercolor finish

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