Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tangle to tangle

This week was all about flow. We reminded ourselves that Zentangle is a process and a journey and took this opportunity to let each stroke dictate the next and let each tangle flow into one another. It was so fun to watch how one tangle can grow off another.
As you can see my students played off this theme and the creations are beautiful.

A close up of one tile shows how the class so elegantly demonstrated the flow of one tangle to another.
 A special thanks to all my students. Your awesome. 
I feel as though you are the ones teaching me.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Its a string thing!

A string is an integral part of the Zentangle method.
As defined in "The Book of Zentangle",
String: A string is a line or lines that divide a marking surface into sections to be filled with tangles.A string is drawn with pencil.

This week my class was all about strings. We explored the way a string acts as a
skeleton, a structure, a foundation, or a root system for you to build you drawing from. Once we worked through how to put down a string we ever so naturally watched how our tangles attach and cover it like a skin over a skeleton, bricks over a structure, a house over a foundation, or a flower from a root.
The work that was created as we played with these thoughts was AMAZING.
Thank you!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I am not sure why, but it seems that the more classes I teach the more new interesting things I learn about the Zentangle method. You would think it would start to get repetitive, but it doesn't. In fact it seems to get more interesting and more complex each time. I usually drive home from my classes and replay all the strokes of the night ... and how the collection of different creative minds came together to create this amazing energy.

One thing I love about Zentangle is how it can bring together different generations. This week was a great example of that as we wonderful group of a wide range of ages ... 
but the tiles only speak of their beauty.

You are never too old or too young to decide you too can be an artist!