Last Thursday, Aug 21st, I was invited to teach a Zentangle Basic's class at the Chilson Senior Center in Loveland. This class was arranged by Kim F. of the Aspen Club, after she took the class at my home. We had 29 delightful ladies (most of them new to Zentangle) in attendance. The class was 90 minutes, so we were only able to complete 1 full tile. Everyone had a wonderful time learning the Zentangle method of art! Thanks to Kim, for making this class happen, and thanks to Holly W. for assisting me with the class. Holly has attended several of my classes and is going to the CZT seminar in Oct. to become a CZT! Holly took a picture of the class for me, but I got so busy I forgot to get one of her and Kim. It was so nice to meet all of you, and I hope to see you in future classes!
This week's challenge from the DIVA is to let water inspire us and our tile. I did my sting and then searched for tangle patterns that had a little movement to them and felt like water to me. I couldn't resist getting out a couple different shades of blue Tombow markers, and then used several different techniques with them. I liked this challenge!
For the DIVA challenge we are trying out another new (to me anyway) pattern, MacDee by Anneke Van Dam. This is a very fun and easy pattern, but can have very bold results. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us, Anneke and Laura!
Sometimes you come up with a pattern and step-outs that seem easy to you, but later find out that it's not so easy for others. Such was the case with my tangle pattern, TRI-PO. I originally published this pattern and step-outs on my blog on April 11, 2011. See the original TRI-PO step-outs here.
I decided to go ahead and update the step-outs, and hopefully this will make it easier for everyone who had trouble with the original step-outs. Let me know what you think!
This week'sDIVA Challenge is to give the new Bijou tiles from Zentangle a try. If you missed the roll out introduction to this newest member of the Zentangle family you can read about it here on their newsletter. Make sure to check out the awesome video's and the Bijou section of their website! Bijou is so cute, and the tiles are a lot of fun to do. I decided to do monotangles of Printemps (one of Bijou's favorites) and Yew-Dee (one of my favorites).
Also, since the CZT's were introduced to Bijou prior to his release to the public, I made quite a few Bijou tiles. I found these mini photo cubes at Michael's and posted a picture on the CZT facebook group. They are 2.5 x 2.5 inches, but the opening is 2 inches with 1/4 inch frame on each side. I was just waiting for when Bijou was introduced to share with all of you here on my blog. It's another fun way to store and display your Bijou tiles!