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February 28, 2009

What an amazing week we just had!

This newsletter will be a quick because we are still catching our breath after our Zentangle Training Seminar.

Zentangle Training Seminar
We just spent four days with some of the most wonderful people you could imagine:


Over 50 people traveled from 13 states and from Belgium and Hong Kong to be part of our first group of Certified Zentangle Teachers. 

These past few days were powerful, magical and fun. We'll tell you more in our next newsletter, but right now we are still catching our breath and basking in the afterglow - grateful for new friends and thrilled that these wonderful people are as excited about Zentangle as we are.

We feel like the luckiest people in the world. Even the weather cooperated with no snow and temperatures getting into the 60s on Friday!

"Take Note . . ."
As if on cue, on the last day of our seminar this article appeared:

Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory
By HealthDay - Fri Feb 27, 8:48 PM PST

- FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- You might look like you're not paying attention when you doodle, but science says otherwise.

Researchers in the United Kingdom found that test subjects who doodled while listening to a recorded message had a 29 percent better recall of the message's details than those who didn't doodle. The findings were published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

"If someone is doing a boring task, like listening to a dull telephone conversation, they may start to daydream," study researcher Professor Jackie Andrade, of the School of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, said in a news release issued by the journal's publisher. "Daydreaming distracts them from the task, resulting in poorer performance. A simple task, like doodling, may be sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting performance on the main task."

Full article here.

MSNBC video clip summary here.

Imagine the results if they knew how to create Zentangles!

See you all soon!

Best regards,

Rick and Maria
About Zentangle
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

email: rickandmaria@zentangle.com
phone: 508-234-6843
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