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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Today flew by! In the morning, Rick and Maria gave us their version of a beginner's Zentangle class so that we could get a feel of how our own workshops should run. No matter how many times I take one of these classess, I am always amazed at how differently the students complete their tiles when given the same instruction. We of course put them together in a mosaic at the end (photo below).
The first part of the afternoon was spent discussing the business aspects of being a CZT, and then came the fun part--learning the tangles! It is amazing to watch Rick and Maria work. They are just so fast! We made it through five tangles with the promise of more to come tomorrow.
Of course there was homework as well. The training is held in a huge house built in the 1800s. We were to choose from the myriad of patterns found on nearly every surface and try to break one down into a tangle that is simple to teach. I chose some beautiful molding on the dining room ceiling. Below is a photo of the ceiling and my resulting tangle, which I am calling Din-din. I will post the steps after I return home.
Sorry the photos are showing up out of order, but I am blogging from my phone and can't figure out how to change it!
Friday, May 13, 2011
I realized today that I can blog directly from my phone, so I am going to post from the CZT training this weekend, partly so I don't forget the important things later.
This is the last seminar that is going to be held in Whitinsville, MA. Future classes will be in Providence. I am so glad I made it into this class! The town itself is in a very beautiful area of the state, with many lakes and hilly vistas. We familiarized ourselves with the grounds of the retreat center this afternoon and enjoyed the first very sunny and warm day of the month. After dinner, we walked a few blocks to Rick and Maria's home, which was chock full of all things Zentangle. There were so many works of art to enjoy in their home studio and gallery that I chose to take it all in rather than try to get photos. I did take a couple (below ) of a fabulous table overflowing with Zentangle tiles done by Maria and Rick dating back to 2004, where I spent much of my time filing away new ideas to try out later.
Tomorrow promises to be packed with everything Zentangle!
Friday, May 6, 2011
So forgive me if there aren't many posts to this blog in the next month or two, but you can follow us on our cross-country adventure if you wish. That's right, we are driving to Alaska from Connecticut. With two kids (ages 5 and 3) and a yellow lab who happens to be an Alaskan Native. We will be blogging our journey here.