I’ve just returned from Portland, Oregon and attending “Tangle U 2018”. Tangle U is a gathering of CZT’s from far and wide, coming together to learn new techniques and ideas for our Zentangle practices. It was attended by about 125 people this year and held in downtown Portland. It was a very good time, meeting new people and learning new things.
The teachers for Tangle U are Certified Zentangle Teachers. The classes I attended featured Marie Browning, Eni Oken, Brian Crimmins, Annie Reiser, Kim VanZyll and Sampada Agarwal. All classes offered something different, however, we were able to tie different pieces from each class within each project!
In the evenings when classes are over, there is “studio time” where everyone can meet to socialize, tangle, or learn something new. This is where I met Terri Oliver Young from Corpus Christi, Texas. She was teaching a few other ladies how to draw feathers (courtesy of Amanda Clifford) so I jumped in. So much fun!!!
After four days of tangling, my poor eyes were tired and getting hard to focus when I looked at things far away. It was a great time, but it was also great to get back home. Look for new classes with some of the ideas I’ve just learned!