Friday, October 18, 2013

A Steal of a Deal!

If you have been curious about zentangles and want to know more, here's a steal of a deal.
Saturday, November 9th Zentangle Demo. and Make and Take
only $1. to help cover the price of supplies
All you need to bring is the buck and yourself! Learn about tangling and make a tag with a tangle on it. Choose 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, or 11:30 am.
Place: The Occasional Artist
7150 N. 57th Dr. Glendale, AZ
(623) 847-2215 Call the store to register. Limit 8 per session.

Zentangle for Beginners is Back!

I've been continuing to get requests from people that want a Zentangle® class that "starts at the beginning," so I am going to try to do the beginners' class a little more often. Zentangle for Beginners is designed for people who are new at this fabulous art form, and want to start off slow and build some confidence to know the basics of drawing, shading, and materials selection. We're gonna do all that and have some fun along the way. These are examples of what we do in class. Below are the details on how YOU can catch this class.

Zentangle for Beginners: $30.  
 Come and complete 4 tiles in class, (3 zentangles and one zendala) in class.
Saturday, September 7 10am -1:00pm

Place: The Occasional Artist  
7150 N. 57th Dr. Glendale, AZ
(623) 847-2215 Call the store to register for class.

Student Supply List: Please bring 1 micron pen in size 01 or size of your choice, one pencil, and 1 tortillion or paper stump.
If you prefer to purchase these 3 items at the store, you may do so on the day of the class. I bring them for sale if the store is out of stock. Zentangle things are selling there like hotcakes!
All other supplies and teacher drawn stepouts (directions to take home to have more fun) will be provided.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Diva's Challenge 139: I am not gonna lie.

When one of my tangling friends and fellow CZT, Jean,  sent me a message last week congratulating me for the diva having picked my tangle for this week's challenge, which is how I found out, I am not gonna lie. I was pretty stupid excited about it. And what is even more exciting is to see how many different ways it was used. You can get the links to them on her blog here.
You know that old saying, When life gives you lemons, make lemonade? I have been making gallons of it for a few months. And right at the end of it, here came the diva. It was perfect timing. Life is almost back to normal, whatever that is, right? SO THANK YOU, DIVA! 
I know some people think it is a hard one to draw. I have only taught it once in a class and everyone picked up on it right away. It is a tangle of opposites. There is more than one way to draw it, but I chose to publish the one with the least steps, keeping in mind the rule for  6 or less. If I could break it down into more steps, maybe people who struggle with it would see how easy it really is. But a challenge is a challenge, and I so happy so many people stuck with it.
Seeing as how it is my tangle, I thought I should add to Mr. Linky's Magical Widget machine, too, so here is mine, done on fabric. I have been doing a lot of tangling on canvas and twill, including shoes, aprons, and totebags. So, I have a close up of the 8's section on apron and the whole apron.
Thanks again, Everyone!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Tangling on Fabric

Zentangle - Beyond the Basics: Tangling on Fabric $45
Tangle an apron or totebag, your choice. We will begin by sketching out some tangles on practice canvas, then instruction will be given on how you can create your own unique piece of work. Assistance will be given throughout the time frame as needed to make your apron your own. Afterward, you can use what you learned to tangle on all sorts of fabric items. Please note that the aprons that are provided will be available in white or offwhite twill with same color pockets already sewn on at the bottom of the apron. The aprons in the photos (what I had at the time) came with no pockets, so I sewed on fabric ones. The tote is heavy duty canvas and pretty big, about 16" X 18" with two large pockets, about 6"x9"each on the front. It has a pleated bottom meaning the bottom will be rectangular in shape. This means the tote is not like a pillow case with handles which is what it would be with no pleating. If  you have any questions, please email me @ When registering for the class, please indicate whether you would like to do an apron or a tote, so I can prepare accordingly.
Student supply list: 2 fabric pens available at Frenzy Stamper $3. each
ALL other items needed for class, including the apron OR totebag are included in the class fee.
Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ
Please call the store to register 480.946.0007.
  Come play with us, because it is going to be a fun time.