Deep Magic Tangles

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Learning to Network

I recently met the delightful president of the Derby Arts Council, Cheryl Bannon. She was intrigued by my Zentangle® art, and invited me to submit a piece for the upcoming art auction. This auction serves as a fundraiser for the Derby Community Foundation, and takes place at an annual gala event called "Uncorked".
Here is the piece I donated...

"There's No Place Like Home"

In exchange for the donation of art, I will receive a free ticket to the "Uncorked" gala. I'm hopeful about meeting some folks that may be able to help propel me to fame and least spread the word around town that I offer Zentangle® classes.

I wonder if this hand-wringy, insecure, uncomfortable, embarrassed feeling will ever go away? I wonder if other people who draw (see? I find it virtually impossible to call myself an...artist) have this gnawing, deep-seated need for approval? This fear of rejection and vexing consciousness of...exposure?  

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Yours, Mine, and Ours

Rick and Maria the Zentangle® Wunderkinder, have posted the class photo of my CZT class! It was such a great time with great people. I'm so tickled to finally see this photo and share it with you. There were 100 students, and here we all are in the courtyard of Hotel Providence. Kudos to the photographer!

The Certified Zentangle Teacher Seminar X
September 23-26, 2012

I also had a great time with a great group of students at my Introduction to Zentangle Class held at Hobby Lobby last Saturday. What a talented, fun group! Here is our class mosaic...

Aren't they awesome? Everybody had a lot of fun, especially me! 

Heads up...the deadline to register for the Christmas Card Workshop scheduled for Saturday December 15
is fast approaching! You MUST register by Thursday December 13. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Card Workshop

I am offering a Zentangle Christmas Card Workshop! What is more meaningful and special than the gift of creativity and art from the heart? 

Each student will learn several new tangles, then create one or more cards to take home - these can be copied, if desired, to send or give as many as you need! Intro to Zentangle is a prerequisite, and this class is being offered on three different dates in December. For all the details, click HERE

Host a Zentangle Christmas Card Party and recieve your class FREE! Info on Class Parties is HERE

Thursday, November 15, 2012

First Class A Smash!

Held my first Zentangle class this past Tuesday, 11/13. It was so much fun! I had twelve students, all friends - which made my maiden voyage so much more enjoyable. Everybody had a good time, and I spotted at least three people who were definitely hooked! :)

I thought of a couple of things I wish I'd said or done after everyone left, and I also wished for more time. My future classes will be two hours, which will be better. One of the things I wish I had had time to show them was how to draw Onamato or Perlz. They are one of my favorite tangle patterns (a pearl shape), and I use them frequently to fill in odd shaped spaces.  Onamato is an original Zentangle® pattern by Maria Thomas, but the step out instructions are found here on Sandy Steen Bartholomew's blog, Beez In The Belfry (♥ her!). I use both black and white pearls in lots of my tangles. I love 'em! I also love the way Maria used them in her tangle pattern Purk, demonstrated here in a video on I used Purk as the north point on my compass rose (which you can see on my "My Tangles" tab). 

I had so much fun, and it was particularly special to me to see so many of my good friends at once and at my house! Thank you for coming and for supporting my new endeavor. I love each of you too much!
"He has it: a new mania. Motor mania!"

I'm Toad - only my mania is

Saturday, November 3, 2012

They Want Me! ...well, they want Zentangle anyway...

I met with the managers of both Hobby Lobby stores today to introduce them to Zentangle® and the possibility of offering classes at their stores. They were all very enthusiastic and asked me to start as soon as possible!

I also met with the director of the Haysville Community Library, and she, too, was very excited about offering Zentangle® classes! AND the Senior Center in Derby is eager to offer classes to their patrons!


I will be teaching Introduction to Zentangle at:

Hobby Lobby west - 665 N. Ridge Rd  Wichita, KS 316-721-0222
Class times TBA soon!

Hobby Lobby east - 2120 N. Woodlawn Wichita, KS 316-681-0411
Saturday December 8, 2012 10:00 am - noon

Register for either of these classes by contacting me or clicking the Buy Now button at the top right. Be sure to leave your contact information.

I'm so excited! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm Certified! (...not certifiable...)

Just returned from the most amazing trip ever, which included two days and three nights in Providence, RI, where I attended the 10th Certified Zentangle Teacher Seminar! Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are dear people and wonderful teachers. I came away well equipped and eager to begin teaching the art form that has revolutionized my thinking about art and my own abilities to create it.

After Providence, my husband (of almost 37 years) and I took our dream vacation: a fall foliage trip to New England! We spent three days in Plymouth/Boston, three days in Maine, drove across New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York to Niagra Falls, then home to Kansas. An astounding, perfect trip. We had so much fun and saw the most amazing fall color of our lifetimes. We spent the night at a B & B on Cape Ann, MA - in a room not more than 20 yards from the ocean, took a Segway Tour in Portland, ME, took a five hour scenic railway trip through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Visited Fort Ticonderoga and drove through Adirondack National Park, and visited Canada and Niagra Falls - eighteen days and nights. What a profound blessing, for which we humbly thank the Lord God.

I'm working hard to set up the business end of teaching Zentangle®, and hope to be ready to announce my first class within the next week. I'm tentatively planning on holding my first class in my home the 2nd or 3rd week of November. Stay tuned! ♥