Up Next … “Tangled Pets”

OliviaCome join me for a brand new class – “Tangled Pets” on Sunday, January 24th from 1pm-3pm.  The class will be held at the Icarus Art Studio in the Bernardo Winery.  We will create a tile with the outline of your pet, then we will fill it in with different patterns.  This is something new and fun …. even if you don’t have a pet, just let me know your favorite animal and I’ll have it ready for you.  Seating is limited so sign up now via Paypal here on my site.  I do ask that you’ve had your Intro Class first before this one.  Hope to see you on the 24th!


A New Year and what to do …..

DSC_0081Another year is soon upon us and like so many people do, New Year’s resolutions are made.  The usual … exercise more, eat better, lose weight … all come to mind.  But, how about doing something new  that will help you relax, ease your stress, and give your confidence a boost? Try Zentangle!


It’s so much fun and doesn’t take any preparation or experience.  Come learn the Basics of Zentangle on Sunday, January 10th from 1pm,-3pm.  I’m teaching a class at Icarus Creative Arts in the Rancho Bernardo Winery.  Grab a friend, a glass of wine, and come treat yourself to two hours of learning something new for 2016!  Sign up now as there is limited seating for each class.


2016 Classes Scheduled …

index_sign_leftI’ve got my 2016 calendar rolling with new classes scheduled at Icarus Art Studio in the Bernardo Winery.  Along with the Introduction Classes on January 10th and February 21st, you can also select a “Tangled Pet” class on January 24th or the “Tangled Garden” on March 20 (we’ll welcome the arrival of Spring!).

The Tangled Pet class is something new – you give me the breed of your favorite pet when you register for class, and I’ll have it ready for class time.  We’ll learn new patterns and then tangle our furry friends!

The Tangled Garden class will finally introduce some color, along with new patterns, to create something fun.   Both of these classes will add to your Tangle Pattern libraries.  I do ask that you have completed an Introductory class before you enroll in either of these two.

I accept Paypal for payment – just click on the “Buy Now” button.  Be sure to put the date of your class in the memo.  If you have questions, send me a quick email. Hope to see you in the New Year as you begin your Zentangle Journey or keep it going with new patterns and ideas!


Challenge #246 … “Monotangle Trees”

The Diva Challenge this week is being brought to us all the way from India!  Dilip Patel has asked us to use a monotangle (one pattern) and create a tree.  He is very involved in environmental concerns within his community.  See the following excerpt from his post …

“There is a dire need of afforestation in the World, and as leaders from 168 countries sit in Paris to deliberate the action plans to combat the climate change, we the tanglers must give out the afforestation message through the response to this week’s challenge. And one more thing you can do off paper, and that is, plant a tree, create a forest in your vicinity!”

So, here is my tree for the Zentangle Forest, using a monotangle of Vertigogh!


Challenge #243 … Tiny Taste

This week’s Challenge is to intentionally leave the majority of your tile space blank.  Well, not sure the majority of my tile space is blank, but it looks minimal to me … just a little Zander and Cyme.

Sunday Afternoon Classtime ….

This past Sunday, I taught a “Beyond Basics” class to a group of four wonderful ladies.  They all had attended a previous Intro Class and have taken a liking to the “Art of Zentangle”!  One of the ladies is obsessed with Paradox and showed me her notebook FULL of various Paradox tiles …. it was awesome.  I felt she could have taught the class that pattern better than I could!  I hope I’ll see them again in December …

I did a quick share of how to trace an item/clipart, such as an animal, create a string inside your chosen item, then fill in with your patterns.  It’s November, which means pumpkins, so we all traced a pumpkin.  Time ran out on the class so they took these home to finish.  This is my result … needed a little picture for a frame in my Fall display at home.  I used a “distressed ink pad”  in the white spaces to give it a little more color.  I tried my hand at scrapbooking many years ago, and always liked to do my pages with the distressed look, rough edges, and kind of the “dirty” look.  I like how my pumpkin turned out!



Beyond Basics Class …

I have three seats left for my Beyond Basics Class this Sunday, November 1st at Icarus Art Studio, from 1pm-3pm.  If you’ve already taken your first class, this is the next step … now we get more creative with new patterns, new strings and maybe some color.  Sign up now at tanglesbythesea.com.


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