“May Tangling” …

Patterns used … Ayame, Icantoo, Cruffle, Damsel Leaf, Printemps, Sun, Fescue

No class in June. We’ll meet up again on July 23rd at Icarus. Hope to see you there. Contact me to reserve your place in class as seating is limited.

Under the Sea …

Six of us gathered this weekend at Icarus Creative Arts Studio to tangle an “Under the Sea Landscape”. Lots of credit goes to the ladies who learned seven new patterns and created the most beautiful tiles. These are among my very favorite from all the classes I’ve taught. I do like organic patterns and the fact that you can interpret them in different ways to create beautiful art. Every piece of these tiles are from a repetitive pattern!

I pre-colored the Phi tiles with blue and green watercolors to save on drying time. The tiles were drawn with Micron black PN pens, and shaded with graphite and white chalk pencils. The patterns used were Rixty, Coral Seeds, Popsicles, Eeric, Angel Fish, Konk, Indy-Rella, Printemps and Sampson. I love the results!

The next class will be Sunday, May 21st at Icarus from 1-3pm. Seating is limited so reserve your spot now. Contact me at tanglesbythesea@gmail.com.

Project Pack #20…

Zentangle recently put out their latest Project Pack … #20 already! You can purchase the packs from Zentangle, which includes all the supplies used each day. Or, the nice thing about these packs, you can just follow along with the free pre-recorded videos (YouTube), and use supplies you already have on hand. Each project pack has about 8-12 videos, and you work at your own pace. You can view all the Project Packs and brief descriptions of their contents on the Zentangle website. If you want to tangle, and try some new things, check out the videos on line. Always some new techniques shared.

#PP20 has been one of my all favorites. The topic was “blooming tangles” with all projects using Zendala tiles, black pens, and touches of grey and red ink. Extensive shading was also applied.

Folded & Curled Corners …

February’s class at Icarus featured the concept of “folded and curled corners”.

I pre-tinted Zendala tiles before the class, in order to save on drying time, for the folded corner idea. Two new patterns were introduced – “D’rua” by Damy Teng, CZT and “Frunky” by K.K. Kolb, CZT. Both are super fun to draw and looked great combined with Bales, Printemps, Tipple and Henna Drum. Graphite was used to “fill in” the flap, echoing the exposed underside of the tile.

We had enough time to create a “curled corner” on a regular white tile. This time we simply reversed the same patterns, changing sides. This one was done in simple black, white and graphite.

Up Next:

Sunday, March 19th, 1-3pm at Icarus
Sunday, April 16th, 1-3pm at Icarus

“New Patterns” …

Sunday’s class at Icarus showcased Zentangle‘s new pattern “mysealiam”. After spending some time learning the pattern, we transferred that onto an Apprentice tile and added a few other tangles. I feel like myseliam has a “sea creature” vibe so we added tunnelvizion by Judy Genovese, CZT. Combining those two patterns with diva dance, printemps and crescent moon, and adding a little blue chalk pencil, the tiles came to life. I love how different the mysealiams look and how they seem to “dance” on the paper. Great job by Teri, Sharon, Liz and Cherie! Thanks for another great afternoon of friendship and tangling.

The next class will be held February 19th with a “surprise” theme …. perhaps a little color, more new patterns, maybe old patterns revisited ….. ? If you’d like to attend, contact me at tanglesbythesea.gmail.com to reserve your spot. Seating is limited.

“The Potters Learn to Tangle” …

This past weekend saw eight newcomers to Zentangle take their first class. These ladies are all friends from ceramics classes at Mesa College. Before Covid, I also took these classes and met these wonderful people. I figured since they were all friends, and asked if they could bring a glass of wine to class (after all Icarus Art Studio is on the grounds of the Bernardo Winery), that I was in for a lively intro class.

True to the Zentangle Method, once class started and they began to draw, you could hear a pin drop. They were into it, and I think trying to figure out how to incorporate Zentangle into their pottery! It will be fun to follow-up and see if anyone gives it a try.

We completed two tiles in the two hour class and the mosaics are beautiful. Hopefully, we’ll gather again and continue their Zentangle journeys. Thanks to all of you for a very fun afternoon!

Next up … “New Patterns” on Sunday, January 22nd and “Mystery Project” on Sunday, February 19th. All classes held at Icarus Creative Arts Studio from 1-3:00pm. Sign up early as seating is limited. Email me at tanglesbythesea@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Upcoming Classes …

Sunday, January 15th … Intro to Zentangle – FULL CLASS

Sunday, January 22nd … New Zentangle Patterns

Sunday, February19th … Mystery Tangling aka “Surprise!”

The Winter Bird …

Since I won’t be holding any classes in December, we got our holiday tangling on this month!

Today, seven of us tangled beautiful red cardinals on renaissance Zendalas. Using Zentangle patterns to draw our birds, we then surrounded them in “pine leaves, red berries and sparkling snow”. The photo doesn’t really do the tiles justice – all the sparkle and white snow isn’t showing too well, but they really look like old-time Christmas cards that seemed to be covered in glitter!

Next up …

“Intro to Zentangle” on January 15th for those wanting to find out ‘just what is Zentangle’?

“New Patterns” class the following weekend on January 22nd.

Find all the details on the Class Descriptions/Sign-up page. Seating is limited so plan ahead. Email me at tanglesbythesea@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Fall Lanterns …

This past Sunday, four of us made “Fall Lanterns” using the new Zentangle “Translucen-Z” tiles. We managed to finish two each, a pumpkin and a leaf, added some color and lit a battery-operated candle behind them! Turned out super cool. These translucent tiles could provide many backdrops for many occasions.

Next month’s class will be held Sunday, November 13th, from 1pm-3pm at Icarus. There will be no class offered in December so we will do our Holiday Tangling in November. Seating is limited so make your plans now. Let me know if I should reserve you a chair! (tanglesbythesea@gmail.com)

These all turned out great – however, the pictures don’t do them justice as I had to “create” my own dark space to get the candles to show (inside my supplies bag!). Can’t wait to try some more. Christmas would be fun.

Happy Halloween!

Welcome Fall …

It’s time to sign up for the upcoming Fall-inspired Zentangle class on Sunday, October 9th. The time is 1pm-3pm. I will be introducing the new “Translucent-Z” tile from Zentangle. Seating is limited, so contact me to save your spot. Looking forward to welcoming this new season! (tanglesbythesea@gmail.com)

(does not represent class project)

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