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!


  1. Well done. Love it.


  2. wot a great idea to do 1/4's lovely

  3. Beautiful. I love how you have quartered this.

  4. This is very lovely!! I admire how well you have mastered all these tangles!!

    ~ Diane Clancy

  5. Like your ensemble. Nice shading.

  6. this is a cool idea and they look great on their own and even better when re-united in a circle.

  7. love the effect of the quarter circles.

  8. What a fun way to so this challenge! plus you have a great ensemble when you are done.