Creativity and An Old UpRight Piano

Zentangle Inspired Art can take unlimited forms… Boots, clothing, seashells, stones, guitars, cell phones, boxes, aprons, envelopes, picture frames, cars… Anything with a surface!

I’d like to share a video that a fellow Certified Zentangle Teacher posted on her blog about an old upright piano that she and her husband rescued and restored. She wrote about it on her blog and near the end, she posted a video to watch. I suggest that you read and watch both. The video is very good and she talks a lot about Zentangle and how it changed her life.

Enjoy!

http://lolavisuals.com/life-art-entangled-short-documentary/

Keep your heart untangled,

My name

 

My Story: a video

https://youtu.be/3eI1ETveNHw

Please watch this brief YouTube video to learn a bit about me. It was recorded at the CZT 20 training in Providence, Rhode Island in June 2015, and recently made available. I’m so proud to be affiliated with Zentangle, Inc. They are a top quality organization and everything they do is excellent.

Recent Classes Were Such Fun!

I’m so frustrated that a month has passed since I last posted here! I think of the blog daily so I just need to get myself in gear. I really care about my readers and students, so don’t mistake my lack of posting for a lack of caring. I have taught two classes recently and both were so much fun. The first was a FUNdamentals beginner class of 10 students held in the North Tazewell United Methodist Church. Here are some photos from that day…

Working hard at learning Zentangle patterns.
Working hard at learning Zentangle patterns.
It's amazing how five strokes that we all use (when we write) turn into beautiful patterns!
It’s amazing how five strokes that we all use (when we write) turn into beautiful patterns!
The class mosaic. Everyone learned the same thing, with same instructions and look how different they are!. It's fascinating how each piece of art we draw is unique even if we use the same four tangles every time!
The class mosaic. Everyone learned the same thing, with same instructions and look how different they are!. It’s fascinating how each piece of art we draw is unique even if we use the same four tangles every time!
Here they are, three hours of teaching and we have ten new artists!
Here they are–three hours of teaching and we have ten new artists!

On July 28, I taught a class of my own design called The Secret Garden of Zentangles: Botanicals©, and there were 12 student who had completed the beginner course. They came from a variety of places: Tazewell, Grundy, Wytheville, Bluefield, Richmond and Mississippi! There was much joy and many “aha” moments, and I’m eager to teach that class again! It was the first time I had taught this class, and I wasn’t sure if the class could go as far as I had planned, but they were quick learners! I was able to teach 17 tangles!

We met in the midst of wonderful Appalachian art, helping the creativity to flow!
We met in the midst of wonderful Appalachian art, helping the creativity to flow!
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Students hard at work, creating their own secret gardens.
Creating their gardens
Creating their gardens and feeling the peace and relaxation that comes with Zentangle 
12 Intermediate Students
12 Happy students of The Secret Garden of Zentangle:Botanicals ©

Please check out the new page (see menu or list across the top) called TESTIMONIALS. If you see two pages, one works and one doesn’t 😟. I’ve tried everything I know to get rid of that bad page nod I give up.

Ah, well.  I’ll write more soon, and I mean that!!

Happy Tangling,

My name

PS don’t forget, your comment here means the world to me!

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