Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekend tangling in Wyoming!

On September 26, we drove our RV up to visit Jana and Will, and their 2 daughters in Wyoming. I knew Will "way back" in the 1980's, along with his sister, Kathy. Jana (Will's wife) had recently taken an 'Intro to Zentangle' class from me in Fort Collins. SO, there was lots of great history and connections!
     What a great time! We talked about 'schooling at home' versus 'home schooling (two very distinct things!). We also attempted to watch the super moon, in between clouds. Kathy (Will's sister) came over to spend a great evening, sharing tunes and music.
 . . . . . And guess what?!? We also TANGLED! a LOT! Jana had taught their two daughters, Jolie and Samantha, about Zentangle after she took my class. They are natural tanglers!

Here are some photos of the evening:
Getting started . . . .

Jolie enjoyed Bijou

Samantha has a real knack for artful presentation and background!

Jana is a born tangler!
            Feeling the Zen!

Jolie tangled "Cyme" . . . . 
. . . .And then tangled a pumpkin!

Both Will and Tim tangled a tile, but also "talked pottery".

. . . . Our evening's mosaic.

As you might be able to tell, this was a special weekend with some great friends. Will and Jana just made us feel at home, and I loved getting to know Jolie and Samantha!

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #235: "String Theory: Stripes"

Laura Harm's challenges are so fun and inspiring! This week, she has posted a challenge using stripes. (Diva Challenge #235) Take a look at her wonderful example, which looks like beautiful woven cloth. (While you're there, enjoy her awesome family! They rock!)

Here is my tile, using more of a 'striped string':

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Home Party and Class

Last night we had a home party/class at Jan and Jimmy's house. Their place is a "mecca" for both art and music (Jimmy is an awesome mandolin player, and Jan is a tangler and a calligrapher, among other arts!): my kind of place! After we had some dinner, we got down to tangling...

I see one, or maybe two or three future CZT's! You never know! :-)


. . . And then there's the photo-shoot at the end!
From left to right: Teresa, Whitney, Jan, Jimmy, Peter, and David

I do love sharing Zentangle! (Can you tell??)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Diva Challenge # 234: CanT

I have to say, that I've heard so many wonderful things about the CZT gathering and learning event this summer in Saskatchewan, Canada: CanTangle! It's on my list of travel/Zentangle events to attend. A new tangle named (appropriately) is "CanT" by Chris Titus, CZT.
     This week Laura Harms chose this tangle for her Diva challenge.
This is a FUN tangle to do. It's based on Florz, one of my favorite tangles. There are some wonderful variations and tanglations. Shading choices also give it a variety of appearances.

I would love to hear your ideas, comments, etc!
Happy tangling, everyone!