Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tangle Refresher class

When we got back to Florida, I heard from a few people that they needed to have a Refresher class, to get back into the Zen of tangling. Some hadn't tangled for a few months, and some just wanted to learn some new tangles. 

We had a good turnout for the Tangle Refresher class on November 18! It was great to see friends from last year! 

Nine people took the class, and did a great job with new tangles, including Lynn Shelton Meades' Dew Drop enhancer. 
Here is the link to Lynn's tutorial for the dew drop: Dew Drops
(We all decided that we would need to practice this technique!)

The tangles that we worked on were: 
Tile 1~ Huggins, Puf, Buttercup, and Sand Swirl.
Tile 2 ~ Cubine, Cyme, Leaflet, and Tagh

from left to right: Susie, Jane, Diane, Steve, Bonni, MaryAnn, Angela, Glenna Jo, and myself.

Our class mosaic!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Tangling Surface

I have seen people tangle on canvas shoes, tote bags, muslin, dishes, and almost anything that doesn't move! For some reason, it took me some time to get over my trepidation of putting pen to fabric. I know: silly! Then, one of my students Jan Hartlove (who became a dear friend), made this incredible tote bag for me, using only Sharpies, a bag from Michael's, and her own calligraphy magic. She even added blank "tile" spaces for me to tangle.

SO, when the Sarasota Surface Design Guild posted that they wanted members to bring in decorated work shirts or aprons, I decided to make the leap. 
For this project, I washed an apron bought at Hobby Lobby. While it was still wet, I did a watercolor wash. Then, ironed it dry, and used "Stained" fabric markers form Sharpie to draw the pen at the top, and to tangle the center and border. It was easier than I thought it would be!
I'm pretty happy with it, and am now searching the house for other surfaces to tangle!

Three New Tanglers in Nokomis, Florida!l

Last Thursday, we had another Introduction to Zentangle class. Joyce, who had taken my class the day before, offered to give us her lanai for this class. It was air-conditioned, and we felt right at home! Thanks again, Joyce
New tanglers: Karen, Gene, and Sally!

I do love to see the variations and "signature styles" of each tile!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

. . . . . And Zentangle in Nokomis/Sarasota has started!

Our first Introduction to Zentangle class took place at the Royal Coachman RV Resort today. Four new tanglers participated, and I think they're hooked!
Susie, Joyce, Linda, and Debbie with their first tiles.

Here are the tiles that were completed:

I can't wait to see more tangling from these women!
What a fun group!