“Just Patterns” ….

Six ladies, and one dog, joined me for an afternoon session at Icarus Creative Arts Studio this past weekend.  They learned eight new patterns to add to their tangle libraries.  I think sometimes we get stuck using the same patterns over and over and are somewhat reluctant to learn new ones.  This class presented just that opportunity.  Each lady received a nice, simple journal to use for learning these patterns. I like to use a journal when I practice something new and wanted to share this with them.  I think it’s fun to fill up the page with your tangles, right or wrong, and then look back in the journal to see your progress, or just how cool “a whole bunch of tangles look” on one page!  It also helps with all the clutter that tangling can create – pens, paper, tiles, journals, colored pencils, etc.!  I seem to have collected almost as many journals as pens, but I always love to look through them to see what I’ve done.  I’m hoping that these ladies will use theirs in the same way.

Just a few from my journal collection ….


 

Saida, a Canine Companion in Training, joined the class with her trainer, Linda.  A couple ladies didn’t even know the dog was there as she was so quiet and just minded her own business with a two hour nap!  Something about a dog just being present in the space feels so good!  Hopefully, she’ll make a return appearance soon. (Just had a thought …. how cool would it be to have a room of trainers and their canines in a Zentangle class all at one time …. ultra Zen!)

Linda and Saida
(with Judy Jankauski, CZT in back)

New classes have been scheduled for April, May and June at Icarus.  Take a look at the “Class” page above and see if one is just right for you.  Icarus is such an awesome space to spend two hours being creative. Come join us!

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