Botanical Tangling ..

This month’s Zentangle Class at Icarus Creative Arts Studio had us tangling beautiful botanical tiles. I shared that these are the kind of tiles I like to create when I know I want to tangle, but I’m just not sure what patterns I want to use. I find just using about five basic patterns can create a beautiful tile through repetition, embellishment and placement of the patterns. We had just a short amount of time left to start coloring with watercolors so the project will be finished at home!

Next Up: Two upcoming dates have been confirmed at Icarus. We will meet July 10th and then again on August 14th. Neither class subject has been determined yet, as the consensus was they like being surprised, but I can assure you it will be exciting and fun. Seats are limited so register early. You can reach me at

Judy J., CZT
Teri M.
Cheri C.
Sharon S.
Linda C.

I think they all turned out beautiful and quite different, as usual with Zentangle! Come join us next month!

Little Blue House ….

I recently attended (virtually), a seminar created for Certified Zentangle Teachers called TangleU 2022. During that seminar, other CZT’s share classes that others can then share with their classes. When I saw that Margaret Bremner, CZT (Canada) was one of the instructors, I knew I had to sign up. I’ve always loved her whimsical Zentangle art, especially her “wonky houses”. At TangleU, she was teaching “Dream Houses”.

I finally returned to teaching in person in May, at Icarus Arts Studio on the grounds of the Bernardo Winery in San Diego. It was so nice to get our all my stuff together and see everyone again. It was two years since my last class there. Because I wanted the class to be special, I chose to teach Margaret’s “Dream House”, but I changed the name to “Little Blue House” to give it my own touch. It was so much fun to color the tiles in class, then draw our houses. Everyone did a great job and thoroughly enjoyed the two hours!

Next up – June 12th at Icarus, 1:00-3:00pm, using botanical patterns to welcome the summer season! Sign up now as seating is limited. Contact me directly at to save your place!

“Little Blue Houses”
“Little Blue Houses”
NEXT UP – Botanical Class, June 12th, 2022, Icarus Creative Arts Studio

Back in Class – little blue house…

I am returning to teach a Zentangle Class at Icarus Creative Arts Studio on May 22 from 1-3:00pm! It’s been over two years since my last class there. I’m excited to offer something new, with a little color, and several new patterns. This class is inspired by the Zentangle art of Margaret Bremner, CZT of British Columbia, Canada. You can view her beautiful drawings/art pieces on her blog “Enthusiastic Artist”. Since it’s my first class back, I’m keeping the exact description of the project “a little mysterious” for now.

There are a couple seats open as of today. If you’d like to attend, email me at ASAP. The cost is $40.00, which includes all supplies needed for the class.

Check back next week for the beautiful mosaic of our work!

New Class … In Person! …

I have scheduled a class for Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Icarus Creative Arts Studio, on the grounds of the Bernardo Winery. It’s been two years since we last met at Icarus! While the theme of the class hasn’t been finalized, I can assure you it will be a fun one for welcoming everyone back. I’ll post class details once they are determined!

Hidden Animals …

Great class by Susan Moen, CZT – “Hidden Critters”. We all must remember ”Highlights” magazine when we were kids and the ”hidden pictures page”. This was Susan’s inspiration for the class! Creating this tile was alot of fun, and the concept became an obsession … here’s my version on an Opus tile (10”x10”). Go to her website and look for all the classes she offers using this idea. So much fun.

Happy New Year …

My word for this year!

“Soulful Afternoon”…

This past weekend, I participated in the “Make Your Soul Happy” Retreat hosted by my sister-in-law/yogi, Camilla Sinclair at Foundation Yoga in Solana Beach, CA. I had a great time getting back into teaching Zentangle to twelve new tanglers! Actually only ten newbies as Camilla, and a past student who attended the Retreat, Cherie, have taken classes from me before! It was enjoyed by everyone and apparently chatter about Zentangle continued the next day in following yoga classes. I like that!

Prior to my portion of the Retreat, attendees were treated to a delicious lunch prepared by Ashley Gaston. She made a hearty and healthy vegetable broth with ramen noodles. She had a beautiful “greens” bar where we could choose our toppings of basil, mint, green onion, lime, tofu, jalapeños. So tasty and beautifully served. We then topped off lunch with yummy home made chocolates!

We finished two tiles in our two hour session – the basic Zentangle “Z” tile and then a nice seasonal “Vertigogh” tile. Then the ladies had another ninety minutes of restorative yoga to complete their day.

Thank you to Camilla for including me in her Retreat and allowing me to share my passion for Zentangle with new friends.

“Make Your Soul Happy” …


“CZT: AE2021 Autumn Edition” is a year-long course offering classes from CZT’s around the world. The classes are on-line and available for one year so you work at your own pace. This is made possible by Team Singapore CTZ’s. The classes are fun, as well as challenging. Thankfully, I have a year to get through them all!

Fall Leave class by Anjum Motwala, CZT (CZT: AE2021)

Lotus Class by Jennifer Cottrell, CZT (CZT: AE2021)

Tangled Cornucopia by Tangling at the Cave with Susan Moen, CZT

Happy Fall …..

Fall Tangling with watercolors
Took class with Susan Moen/Tangling at the Cave – “Cactus Tangling”

Tangling at the Cave – “Sea Creatures”

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