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

Exciting Town News

This is definitely the mark of small town living…we get terribly excited over new businesses coming in, especially restaurants. And I discovered on Friday that we have a new coffee shop in town! It’s the only one we have, so you know we’re thrilled!

It’s called The Well…  Continue reading “Exciting Town News”

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,

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More Alphabet Fun

I have some additions to the alphabet. I’d love to know what you think. I appreciate it when you leave a comment so very much! Okay, without further ado, here they are… Continue reading “More Alphabet Fun”