Lots of info, schedules and news in this issue.
|Certified Zentangle Teachers
Contact a local Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) and arrange your own Zentangle Workshop. Go here
on our website to find a CZT near you.
A workshop is a great way to learn more about how to enjoy Zentangle. It's also a great way to meet some wonderful people.
Our CZTs are able to communicate Zentangle's benefits across a wide range of interests and disciplines. These areas include education, corporate, the deaf community, rehabilitative, therapeutic, artistic, yoga -- there are many more, but you get the idea.
Here's one of our workshop sessions:
We're grateful to know and work with these fantastic people.
Please contact a CZT in your area and schedule a workshop.
|Zentangle in ASL
Two teachers from the Framingham School for the Deaf attended our CZT seminar. Our workshop was translated into ASL
(American Sign Language) which added so much to the energy of our seminar. One of the teachers created the ASL word for Zentangle by combining the letters Z and T.
To form a Z in ASL, trace a Z in the air with your index finger:
To form a T in ASL, hold your thumb between your index and middle fingers like this:
To say "Zentangle" in ASL, hold your hand as a letter T and trace a Z, like this:
We always knew that Zentangle would translate easily into any language. We never appreciated how well it would translate for the deaf community until asked what information a deaf person would miss on the instructional DVD in our kit. They would miss nothing!
Many thanks to May-Lin and Jennifer.
We'll be hosting another Zentangle Workshop in the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives
here in Whitinsville.
Location: 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MANashville, TN
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Time: 7 - 9 pm
We are teaching Zentangle at the annual meeting of IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting). This event is only open to members of IAMPETH.
However, if you are in the Nashville area and want to put something together, we'll be available to lead a Zentangle workshop on Monday, July 13 or Saturday, July 18. Please email us if you're interested.
|We have new Zentangle Kits
Our Zentangle Kit boxes are now made with Lokta paper and include a string and button closure.
We are so happy with these new boxes. They feel great, they look great and they have a great story.
This strong, soft and beautifully textured Lokta paper is handmade in Nepal from a local shrub that regenerates after harvest. Production of this paper supports local villages and has low environmental impact. You can read more about this fascinating paper on the internet. Our new boxes, which are assembled in Katmandu, also include a button and string closure.
|Can I use "Zentangle" in my blog?
People are asking if it's okay, because of copyright concerns, to use the word "Zentangle" in their blogs and websites.
Yes, it's okay.
If you have any specific questions, email us. Some people use the term "Zentangle inspired art" to describe their creations. We always appreciate it when you reference our website. If you want to be particularly precise, you can add that little R in a circle (which means "registered trademark"), like this:
|Is any surface safe . . .
. . . from Maria's Zentangle pens?
These Clark shoes were a perfect canvas for a Pigma #1 pen. They were then sprayed (after testing) with a leather preservative.
Maria bought this antique hand mirror for next to nothing because of a blemish. Can you see it? Not anymore! She used a pencil for the string, then a Sakura Pigma Micron 01, followed by two coats of polyurethane.
We'll have a new tangle and some more seminar pictures in our next issue.
See you all soon!
Rick and Maria