Back in the Saddle

It’s been a hard year. My (step)daughter was found dead in her home country of England on November 14th of last year, and my Zentangle® classes fell by the wayside for awhile. My two biological adult kids each have had major issues going on, as well. My son lives in Houston and Hurricane Harvey only added to the struggle. My eldest daughter has had double pneumonia for eight months now, and the search for the cause continues. All this to say that I do have a good reason for not writing here… but I’m back now. 

I recently taught a small beginners class at the Appalachian Art Center in Cedar Bluff, VA and tried something new. I taught the regular beginner class but added a seasonal ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) Project. It turned out to be my favorite class to teach, and the students loved it as well! 

I’m going to post photos from the Class next. I’ll be back soon to share some Tangles, among other things. I have some that I created to share.

Hard at work
Teaching a class with my new equipment! So much easier showing the work while everyone stays seated. Before, students had to come to my table to watch me draw it because my motorized wheelchair didn’t work with the easel
Their beginner tiles… wonderful work!

The same but different…no two are the same in Zentangle.

I painted these watercolor sheets and put the stencil on it so the students could choose the one that tickled their fancy. Then I release them to draw the tangles they had just learned. These are 7×10” and frameable or used as autumn decoration or years to come.

Proud students! L-R: Karen Sullivan, Brenda Sayers, Robin and Samuel Brown (age 14).

I wanted to remind local folks that I not only hold public classes but private classes from 1-20 people. Great birthday party 🎉!

More soon!

Keep Tangling…

Kat

Back in the Saddle

It’s been a hard year. My (step)daughter was found dead in her home country of England on November 14th of last year, and my Zentangle® classes fell by the wayside for awhile. My two biological adult kids each have had major issues going on, as well. My son lives in Houston and Hurricane Harvey only added to the struggle. My eldest daughter has had double pneumonia for eight months now, and the search for the cause continues. All this to say that I do have a good reason for not writing here… but I’m back now. 

I recently taught a small beginners class at the Appalachian Art Center in Cedar Bluff, VA and tried something new. I taught the regular beginner class but added a seasonal ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) Project. It turned out to be my favorite class to teach, and the students loved it as well! 

I’m going to post photos from the Class next. I’ll be back soon to share some Tangles, among other things. I have some that I created to share.

Hard at work
Teaching a class with my new equipment! So much easier showing the work while everyone stays seated. Before, students had to come to my table to watch me draw it because my motorized wheelchair didn’t work with the easel
Their beginner tiles… wonderful work!

The same but different…no two are the same in Zentangle.

I painted these watercolor sheets and put the stencil on it so the students could choose the one that tickled their fancy. Then I release them to draw the tangles they had just learned. These are 7×10” and frameable or used as autumn decoration or years to come.

Proud students! L-R: Karen Sullivan, Brenda Sayers, Robin and Samuel Brown (age 14).

I wanted to remind local folks that I not only hold public classes but private classes from 1-20 people. Great birthday party 🎉!

More soon!

Keep Tangling…

Kat

New Class Announcement and A Possible Change

Hello again! I hope your weather is as gorgeous as ours has been! I’ve taken a few photos that I’ll share with you shortly, but first, I’d like to ask you a question and I really hope you will leave your responses in the comments below. 

Would you prefer this blog stay as it is, with only news of new classes and tangles? Or would you like it if it’s a bit more personal, with other photos (like those below) or comments about my experiences or about my family, etc? I would still talk primarily about Zentangle but there would be more elaborate and more of my life in it. It’s up to you, my dear reader! Let your voice be heard!

Please check the Events page at the top or side of this page. It tells about the next class offered, Holiday Gems. They are also referred to as ZenGems. You’ll learn how or draw two different kinds of gems as well as learning a new tangle or more. Call (276)596-0602 right away if interested as class is filling fast!

The class is held at a dear little church in North Tazewell, VA in the fellowship hall. It has plenty of room, feels good in the room, and is easy to find (There’s a house between the church and the North Tazewell Post Office.) We’ll be having lots of classes there in the near future as well as the Blue Mountain Mercantile in Downtown Bluefield, WV.

Speaking of a class in the church, we had one just this past Saturday and it was a lot of fun! Here are some photos from the class …

These are the tiles drawn by each artist, each one unique – One of a Kind!
The New Artists! L-R Wanda Partyka, Anita O. McGraw, Deb Linkous, Lynne Bartlett, Loren Morris and Renae Matney
 

Please don’t forget to leave a comment below,  responding to my question about this blog: Would you like it to have more about my life i.e. photos and news, or strictly Zentangle with no personal info?

Now some local color…


Keep Tangling to keep your mind and heart UNtangled!

Kat