Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Zentangle Zendala Class for January 2015

Here are the samples from my upcoming class called Zentangle® Meets Mandala. In this class we will focus exclusively on zendalas, using the Zentangle® philosophy that anything is possible one stroke at a time.  Classes will be held at The Occasional Artist 7150 North 57th Dr. Glendale, AZ (623) 847-2215 - Please call the store if you wish to register for classes. They will be held on Sat., Jan. 3rd, 2015   10:30 am - 1:30 pm for $30. All you need to bring are a micron 01 pen (or your size of preference), a paper stump or tortillon, and a pencil. Everything else is provided. Supplies may be purchased at the store or from me if the store is out of anything.

 It's gonna be a great time, as always! Feel free to email me @janeeileen@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tangling in the Round, Round 2!

We're gonna repeat a class offering from before since I heard from some people that they wanted this class but were unable to make it at the last scheduling.
Tangling in the Round
The Occasional Artist
7150 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ 623.847.2215

Please call the store to register.
Sat., Oct. 4       10:30 am - 1:30 pm $30. 
Students should bring: a tortillion or paper stump, a standard pencil, and one or more Micron pens in size(s) of choice. The sample was done with size 05, available from Jane on class day, if needed.
Materials Provided by Teacher:  Zentangle tiles, paper, and
takehome stepouts (directions) for each tangle
We will make four separate tiles then combine them into one piece, so much fun! Come play with us.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Gelli Plate Bag Book, Anyone?

Here are a few pictures for an upcoming class at the Occasional Artist in Glendale, AZ. Closed, this little journal is about 5X6 inches. It is made of plain white pharmacy bags and has lots of secret pockets, pullouts,  and hideouts for photos, evidence, secret journaling or what ever makes your heart happy. For only $35. you can make this little gem and only bring apron, scissors and your favorite adhesive. Everything else including the gelli plate used to make these fantastic colors is provided for your use. You can choose either Saturday, July 12 from 12-4 pm or Friday July 18 from 12-4 pm. Please call 623.847.2215 to register. Space is limited. If you wish to see the remaining pages, the book is at the store now. Let's play!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Whatcha gonna do with all those prints?

That's the question I have been asking myself ever since I got addicted to my gelli plate printing. So, I set to work over the weekend to play with my big pile of prints, and here is what I did. And now, these projects have turned into classes for Saturday, June 14th at Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale, AZ. You can take the cards class or the journal class for only $30. But if you take both, you get $5 off! Such a deal. Some I stitched, and some I glued. The reason for this is that I know there are people who like both, so during classes, I will teach both how to attach with glue and with thread. YOU can choose whichever works best for you. You do NOT need to be a sewer at all. If you want to rent a machine for the day, the fee is an additional $5 for the day. So grab your gelli prints and come play! If you have no prints, you can substitute with scrapbook paper pieces, or I can sell you some of my prints on class day. Most of the supplies are included, so that is a bonus. More details are in the sidebar. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Brand New Class for July

Update 5-26-14 I went to the Diva's weekly challenge today because I had a little extra time on my hands today, with my ususal Monday plans on vacation. Turns out, the challenge is to tangle in a circular shape. Seeing as how I just put the rest of this post a few days ago, I decided to run with what I already had here as my circular tangled work. Then I will be off to do some more work in my altered books I have talking about. I actually finished one, and now my personal goal to finish the other and then add other things. One will be a book of quotes, and I believe the other will be used as a personal diary type journal. Time will tell, but they sure are fun.

I have a brand new class lined up for July. I call it Tangling in the Round, a take off on mandalas. As shown in my last post, I have been doing quarter rounds for a while. The two altered books I have been working on for over a year have many examples of them. Recently, I saw a way a fellow CZT, Cris Letourneau used her quarter rounds, by putting them all back together in a circle. I wrote to her, and got her permission to do the same. She uses different colors, tangles, and an overall design, but since what I wanted to do and what she did are somewhat similar, I felt it best to ask first. Thanks, Cris, for being such a sweetheart!
Shown in the pictures below are the individual tiles we create, and then one way they could be put back together to make an ensemble.
Class details are as follows:
The Occasional Artist
7150 N. 57th Ave. Glendale, AZ  623.847.2215

Please call the store to register.
Sat. July 5, 2014        10:00 am - 1:30 pm $30. 
Students should bring: a tortillion or paper stump, a standard pencil, and one or more Micron pens in size(s) of choice. The sample was done with 05, available from Jane on class day, if needed.
Materials Provided by Teacher:  Zentangle tiles, paper, and
takehome stepouts (directions) for each tangle,

 The last picture is another sample of my tangling in the round from one of the altered books I have been mentioning in posts. It is not part of the class. I decided to add a few words on this one for another variation on what I was doing before. Fun stuff!

Monday, May 19, 2014


In case you have been wondering what I have been up to since the last post, let's just say that I have been letting a lot of ideas simmer, some fabric, some paper, some Zen, some other things. Simmering is how some of my favorite things come to fruition. I usually wake up with an idea of what I want to do in the studio, but these are rarely things I just "dreamt up," rather things I have been allowing to jiggle around in my head for a while. While all that action has been happening, I have actually been getting other plans and projects done and taken care of, ones that boiled over, in a good way.

I have spent some time prepping to venture out to teach a Zentangle® class in Flagstaff in June. It sure will be nice to get away from what the heat always is here in AZ for June, as well as make some new Zen friends.

Another (wonderfully) time consuming thing I have been working on is for one of my upcoming classes at Art Unraveled this summer called Tangling on the Walls.  We will be using a book by Sherwood Forlee called Walls Notebook. Every page in the book is a photo of a wall. I have been doing Zentangle Inspired Art on the pages, also known as ZIA. Even though I have plenty of pages done, almost 80 and way more than enough for class, I just keep happily working away. It is almost like I cannot stop myself. :) You can see a few of those pages here. The newest ones I am keeping a lid on until class. (If you are interested, details on my Art Unraveled Basic Zentangle class using ATCs are here, and my gelli plate class info. is here.)

Because the Walls book was so much fun, I started another altered/tangled book using Sabrina Ward Harrison's book called, The True and the Questions. It is a journal designed for people to add whatever they wish to the pages. About 65 pages are now tangled in my copy. I am including a few of those altered pages here today. I hope you enjoy them. Maybe this book will turn in to a class, too!

Monday, March 24, 2014

And, here it is: Haute Handbags goes Zen!

A while back I submitted an article and some of my work about tangling on fabric for Stampington's magazine: Haute Handbags. I got my complimentary copy today. Here is a sneak peak at one of the spreads! These bags are so fun! If you cannot find the bags in your area and want to give one a go, I have a few for sale in my etsy shop which include the pens you need. This is the link:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/janeeileen

Saturday, March 1, 2014

My Students Rock!

As usual, I didn't have my camera with me today at class, but luckily one of my students did. Here are their results for the Birds and Feathers class. Are they amazing or what?

Monday, February 24, 2014

A Few Notes and Diva Challenge 156

Two little pieces of business, then a share!
1. It is almost March, and I have a few Tangle a Day calendars that need a good home, so I am selling them in my Etsy shop with FREE shipping for only $19.50. Go here if you want one before they are gone. https://www.etsy.com/listing/176223363/free-shipping-zentangle-2014-tangle-a?
2. I still have a few openings in my class on Saturday. It is easy enough even for beginners. Please see the sidebar or the previous post for details.
3. Here is my submission for this week's Challenge from the Diva herself. I used a curvy grid as a background for some ATCs I am using in a swap. Then I tried to make the rest of it look like it was sitting on top of my curvy grid. I used a glitter pen, but I don't know how well the glitter will show. It was fun anyway.  I know it is early in the week for this challenge, but I have been amazed by the awesomeness :) of the shares already there. I know this will be a great week to return again and again to see what else shows up!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Sneak Preview: Birds and Feathers

Here is a sneak preview of what we will be working on at the next Zentangle class called Birds and Feathers. We will be working on multiple tangles in this one and doing a little shading as well. If time allows, we will do an additional set of birds. Samples of how you can take your learning and apply it to other birds and feathers will be discussed. The class details are as follows:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:30am - 1:30pm
A Brand New Class!
Create beautifully tangled birds and feathers!
The Occasional Artist Glendale, AZ
623-847-2215 Call the store to register.

Please bring an 01 black Micron pen (or color and size of your choice.) A range of sizes and colors of Microns will be available for purchase on the day of class for $3., if you wish to purchase then. You will also need a  standard pencil and a tortillon or paper stump, also available for purchase at 50 cents each on class day. All other supplies will be provided.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Canvas Aprons and Totebags Now In My Etsy Shop :)

I have gotten several requests from people asking about getting totebags and aprons so they can create their own artwork like the ones on this post: http://janeeileen.blogspot.com/2013/10/tangling-on-canvas.html, so I am offering what I have left over from my classes for sale. Each listing comes with one or two pens, so interested people can get right to work! You can find the listings in my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/janeeileen?ref=l2-shopheader-name or by clicking one of the photos in the left margin. Happy tangling, Everyone!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tangle A Day Calendar for Zentangles/ FREE SHIPPING

I just wanted to let anyone know who is interested that I just listed the rest of my Tangle a Day calendars in my etsy shop. I won't be ordering again until next year, so when these are gone, that's it for me. This link
will work, or you can click on the picture of the calendar in the sidebar and go straight there. This is the Tangle A Day Calendar created by CZT Carole Ohl. Use it to tangle the days away! Some ideas are to use it as practice to learn one new tangle each day, to use it for your best work, or a combination of things. No matter how you use it, it is great fun. Pages are thick enough so that a Micron brand pen and many others will not bleed through to the other side of the page! It has a sturdy back and is spiral bound so it will lie flat while you are working on your pages. Besides a space for your work each day, there is a month at a glance feature that comes before each month's spaces for your tangling, exemplar work done by Carole, and stepouts for some of the tangles. 
Here are a few places I posted some of what I did in my calendars last year:

Tangled Hearts

 These are the samples for my upcoming class, Tangled Hearts. After each heart is complete, it can be used on or as a valentine, framed, added to your collection, or whatever else your heart chooses. Come join the fun! All you need is one Micron marker in size and color or your choice. Samples were done is 03 red Micron, which will be available in class for $3. Everything else including official tiles, stepout directions to take home, and paper is included in the class fee.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
10:30am - 1:30pm     $30.
The Occasional Artist Glendale, AZ
623-847-2215 Call the store to register.