Monday, August 10, 2015

CanTangle Retreat

I am home again for awhile and will tell you all about the CanTangle Retreat in the next couple of blog posts. 

The CanTangle Retreat was in Regina, Canada from 7/16-7/19 and was a continued learning experience for CZT's.  I am so happy I was able to attend!  I was fortunate enough to be able to travel with Nancy Smith, a CZT from Denver.  Nancy and I went back to the CZT certification training together in 2010 after meeting in the airport for the 1st time.  It was so great to reconnect with her! 

I can't think of enough good things to say about the retreat, it was that wonderful!  1st off Lisa Heron a CZT from Regina was our host.  She was great at welcoming everyone and making sure we were all having fun throughout the event.  She also taught a class in using color which was great!  Laura Harms, a.k.a. The Diva taught the first class and had everyone dancing in their seats!  What a fun class and good way to set the mood for a fun retreat (more on Laura & her class in another post).  Molly Hollibaugh, CZT and Product Manager at Zentangle Inc. did a wonderful meditation class in which we drew tiles based on her voice instruction alone.  She also taught us some other techniques and a new tangle from Zentangle Inc.  (Zenith, which has now been released).  Bette Abdu, CZT taught us about bookbinding and we made a beautiful 6x6 book to keep our tiles and mementos from the retreat in.  I never did anything like this before, and it was great!  (I hope to show pictures of it another post too).  Cris Letourneau, CZT of "Made in the Shade" and "Pattern Play" fame did a great class using Bijou tiles and one tangle.  As in the Pattern Play book, she has us take that one tangle and vary it in all different ways.  Brenda Shaver, CZT told us wonderful stories of her experiences teaching "differently challenged" people.  She also had us start making a large story landscape piece, which I will also post when I get it done.  Margaret Bremner, CZT who we all think of as a "rock star" in the Zentangle world, taught us how she does her famous wonky house landscapes.  (more on Margaret & her class in another post). 

I have followed Laura Harms, the DIVA, and Margaret Bremner for a long time now and was so happy to meet both of them, that I will be doing another post on each of them. 

I loved every single class and learned so much from each of the CZT's that taught!  It was so great to meet all of them, most for the 1st time!  It was also wonderful to meet so many of the CZT's that attended who I only knew through Facebook.  What a wonderful community CZT's are!!!


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