Fall/Winter Classes Scheduled…

IMG_0744I have confirmed the dates for NEW classes at Icarus Creative Arts Studio & Gallery for October 4th, November 1st and December 6th.  All classes are held on Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm-3:00pm.   These will all be “Beyond the Basics” classes where you will learn new patterns, new techniques and add to your supplies.

The only requirement is that you have already completed the Intro to Zentangle Class.  If you haven’t done that yet, you have a chance on Sunday, September 20th from 1:00-3:00pm at Icarus.  If you can’t make that class on the 20th, and want to attend the “Beyond Basics” classes, send me an email and I’ll arrange to give you that first class.

Remember that seating is limited so sign up early.  Class fee is $30.00 plus $10.00 materials fee for total of $40.00.  You will receive new supplies in the new classes, but you still need to bring your “mini kits” that were handed out in the first class!  Any questions, just ask.

Sign up at:  tanglesbythesea@gmail.com

Hope to see you soon!

Challenge #232 … Audio vs Betweed

Our guest Diva this week is Holly Atwater.  Holly has created Audio Zentangle Meditations and challenged us to use one of those or the pattern of Betweed, or both.  I opted to do both as Betweed is a pattern that gives me trouble.  It never seems to look right when I’m done with it.  Not to be left out, I also listened to Audio Zentangle #3.

Confession … I listened to #3 and did have a little trouble following.  Holly’s voice was very soothing and easy to listen to.  I just couldn’t grasp what I was supposed to do – I need visuals.  So, I did what I was told not to do – I cheated.  I took a peak at what the others had created and whoa … there was Meer.  I love Meer.  How couldn’t I not figure that out!  Oh well, as I said, I enjoyed listening to Holly’s voice and did listen to the other two Audios.

It’s been a fun summer with all the guest contributors.  Thanks to all of you who stepped in for Laura and took the time to do these.  This “tangler” appreciates all your efforts and time in putting these together!

Visit all the other entries on the Diva’s blog.


Right=Audio Zentangle Meditation #3


8/23/15 … Class Photos!

Just finished teaching an Introduction to Basics Class held at Icarus Creative Arts Studio & Gallery in the Bernardo Winery.  Seven people came out on this nice Sunday afternoon to see what Zentangle is all about.  They were all very enthusiastic and quite good at their first tiles.  There was such a positive air in the room as we completed  our eight patterns on two tiles and then a “surprise WOW ” pattern – Fassett.  Look how great they did for their first class.  Thanks you guys for coming out!


Tile #1
Patterns used – Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Cubine & Static

Image 1

Tile #2:
Patterns used – Festune, Printemps, Zander & Poke Root

Summertime Tangling …

Took a “class” myself and came away with a beautiful tile.  I love the use of colors on this.  Perfect for “Tangles by the Sea” ….


Challenge #230 … “ZenDivaDala”

This week’s guest Diva is Erin Olson from The Bright Owl.  Erin hosts the Zendala Dare every week so it’s only fitting that she is challenging us with a Zendala based idea. (A Zendala is a Mandala filled with tangles!) She provided us with the “string” and we could take it any direction we wanted to.  I’ve included Cruffle, Flux, modified Jetties, Knightsbridge, Crescent Moon and Tipple.  Enjoy all the other entries at the Diva’s website, I Am the Diva.


The original “string” which I turned into ….


Weekly Challenge #229 … Negative Space

Sandy Hunter, CZT is the guest Diva for this week’s challenge.  Some of us tend to keep adding more and more to our work, when sometimes we should maybe step away and enjoy the “white space”.  I’m not sure I stepped away soon enough from my entry this week, but I do like the white space that draws me in on my tile.  This is a “challenge” I’ll keep working on!

Challenge #228 … “Organic”

Our guest Diva this week, Cari Sultanik, gave us the challenge of selecting our own patterns this week and keeping it “organic”.  Zentangle has so many patterns, grid based and organic (what I call “swirly”), so there is a pattern out there for everyone!  I have always preferred the organic tangles as they seem a little more free flowing than the structured grid patterns.

Had a nice afternoon off today and decided to do a little “organic gardening”.  Then I got out my Derwent Inktense pencils and brought the garden to life.  Not sure I like the selected colors, maybe too Fall-ish.  Then again, maybe they’re just right since August and the dog days of summer are just a week away!  Thanks, Cari, for the fun challenge this week!


(Mooka, Fescu, Indy-Rella, Zinger, Poke Root, Poke Leaf, Mumsy, Btl Joos)
and a couple REAL flowers in my garden!

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