A Completely New Class!

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An old, unfinished example of a Renaissance tile

A New Class and More
To learn more about this new class, go to the Classes and Events page at the top of this page.

BEYOND THE BASICS: Introduction to Renaissance Tiles”  will be at Blue Mountain Mercantile in Bluefield, WV on April 8th. This is the first class on this topic I’ve taught in this area, so sign up soon as it is a small venue and so seats are limited.

Call (304) 327-7560 to register.

The photo above is an unfinished Renaissance Tile– tan tile with brown and. black ink and white highlights.

 
Reminder:
Monthly FIRST Mondays at 6:00 PM we will be meeting at the Tazewell Public Library for our Heart Untangled group. Come and have fun with us! There will be laughter, drawing and sharing and all that will be missing is YOU, so please come!

We’ve had a lot of illness in the family, and one involved the Five day hospitalization of our daughter, Adriel. Things have been in a bit of chaos as a result. Hopefully things will begin to change now.

Keep an eye out for my blog posts… I’ll be sharing parts of my life as well as all things Zentangle. The next post will be a list of things currently available in our store! Be on the lookout for it in the next 24 hours😀

See you there!

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Hearts Untangled Studios

PO Box 464  Tazewell, VA 24651 USA

Changes and a New Class

Happy 2017! What’s New?

There are lots of changes when a new year starts… resolutions, health care plans, and of course the date — and Hearts Untangled is no different. We have a new meeting time in Tazewell for our fun, free meeting and a new class!

Every month, we have a gathering of Zentanglers who love to draw, chat, share ideas or questions, and learn new tangles from Kat or one another. It’s two hours that fly by of free, lighthearted fun! We can all use more of that in our lives, I think.

We now meet every FIRST MONDAY of each month (note the change) at the Tazewell Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. (Of course you can leave any time). Bring your supplies, ideas and tangles to share, your sense of humor and willingness to learn new things. For your convenience, Kat and David have supplies for sale if you are short on anything.

Speaking of supplies, we have the NEW triangle tiles from the Zentangle® headquarters called 3Zs! The photo in this newsletter was drawn by Kat on a 3Z tile. They are fun and full of possibilities and make excellent mosaics (a grouping of connecting tiles that go together to make a larger image).

And one more bit of news!
Kat will be teaching a new class called “TRAVELING ART: Zentangle NoteCards” in Bluefield, WV at the Blue Mountain Mercantile located at 320 Federal Street. It will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:30-4:30 PM, with a break midway. All supplies will be provided, and the fee is $35. Learn how to make and send your masterpiece to a lucky recipient! So much more personal and special than an email.
Call (304) 327-7560 for directions and registration.

Let’s have fun!

An Intimate Garden Gathering

On Saturday, I taught a Secret Garden of Zentangle© Class of four, and it was fun and intimate. We met at Beth Christopher’s lovely shop Blue Mountain Mercantile in Bluefield, WV.

I’ve had to put two versions of some photos because they show up upside down on different devices! Weird, I know. Sigh.

The Secret Garden of Zentangle: Botanicals I These are the wonderful gardens the students Teresa, Natalie, Lisa and Cherie drew!
The Secret Garden of Zentangle: Botanicals I
These are the wonderful gardens the students Teresa, Natalie, Lisa and Cherie drew!

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Speaking of the Blue Mountain Mercantile, I really hope you will go and visit Beth the next time you are in Bluefield. She has only been at this location a few months and I really hope she is a success. She has crafts, soaps, jewelry, and other works by local artists, including MINE! We must support our local artists if we want them to keep making their art. Visit her website, which is an evolving work in progress

Blue Mountain Mercantile

In fact, I’m teaching a FUNdamentals Basic Zentangle 101 for beginners at the Mercantile on October 8th. See our Events Page under “Menu” above for details. Invite those who would appreciate the benefits of Zentangle!

Lately, I’ve been very involved in the Travelling Tiles Project on Facebook. One person starts a tile and swaps tiles with another. Then, the two recipients finish the tile however they wish, then post a photo of the results, with a “before” photo as well. If you want to be involved OR just watch the fun and see beautiful works of art, look up the group and join! I have three students who have joined and would love to know if you do!

Here are some tiles I’ve finished:

This one was started by Stephanie Jennifer of Singapore. She put the background color on and drew the "waves". I added the rest
This one was started by Stephanie Jennifer of Singapore. She put the background color on and drew the “waves”. I added the rest

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This was started by Anne Marks of Australia. She drew the outlines (the “string”) and the top section and 4th down. I added the rest plus the color between sections and on my own sections.
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More soon! Please do comment below. Let me know someone is reading!

Keep your heart untangled, My name

 

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,

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