Happy new season - Fall or Spring - wherever you find yourself on this beautiful planet.
Lots of great images to show you this issue. Your creativity and imagination are inspirational. Thank you for taking time to send pictures and stories of your Zentangle creations to us.
We're busy getting ready for our Training Seminar later this month and are looking forward to making new friends.
|Workshop - Whitinsville, MA
We're hosting a Zentangle Workshop tomorrow in the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives
here in Whitinsville. If you're nearby we hope to see you.
Location: 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MACertified Zentangle Teacher Training Seminar
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Time: 7 - 9 pm
Cost: $35 - includes all supplies
Call 508-234-6843 to register
September 29 - October 2
What a response! Once again we've filled our training seminar and are busy getting ready to meet some wonderful people. See you soon!
If you're getting this newsletter for the first time, you can learn more about our teacher training seminars here
. (Although this info is from our February 2009 seminar description, everything, except price, applies.)
If you have any questions, just email or call us.
PB, an art teacher in Ohio wrote:
"In a recent newsletter I saw a picture of a zentangle folded
into a paper crane. Last February in one of my elementary art classes we did a
similar project. I taught the students how to do a Zentangle which was adapted
to a rectangular piece of paper required to fold an origami kimono. The
results were outstanding! Depending on how the tangle was positioned the designs
on the kimonos were symmetrical or asymmetrical and all unique because the
pattern was not planned, they folded after making the Zentangle."
Or, how these two people "heart" Zentangle.
V took a page from Wizard of Oz and her Zentangles frame a poem she found within that page. She writes,
"I've been having so much fun with Zentangles and wanted to share one
that is a blend of a Zentangle design and words from a book page. A
friend sent me the book Humument, where the artist Tom Phillips plays
with art and words, creating something that is beyond both. So I gave
it a try. Thought you might like to see it.
"Thank you so much for your generosity in making a how-to of your
newsletters. I also bought the kit and have practiced different
patterns in a spiral-bound artist's sketchbook. The paper isn't as fine
as that in the kit, but I can work larger if I want to. I'm not an
artist; I am a writer. But when I showed some of my designs to an
artist friend, she insisted that I am an artist.
"In gratitude, V"
Here's a delightful heart box decorated with Zentangle art and lined with hand-made paper that one of our CZTs, Mickey Weitsen, created for an upcoming benefit for St. Tammany Art Association and New Orleans Museum of Art.
We always are so lucky to receive great emails. Here are just a couple about our Zentangle newsletter:
I just love getting your e-mails. I have saved every one. Sometimes when the day is gloomy, I go to the top of the computer and hit 'from'....all your posts are there, in order received. I while away the hours poring over your posts, enjoying all those designs...... Thanks for the eye candy!
gratefully yours, MG
Just wanted to write a quick note to let you know
that I truly appreciate receiving your letters.
Anytime I see "News from Zentangle" in my email,
I get a joyful feeling. You guys pass on such
positive energy. Thank you for being the loving
and encouraging people that you are.
If you know someone you think might enjoy reading this newsletter, we appreciate you recommending it to them. (And we never sell or share your email address.)
You're camping and it's pouring out. What to do? Here's what M did:
"I thought you might enjoy this photo, taken in my car on a rainy day
during our summer camping trip this year. You can see part of the
steering wheel at the top left. What a great way to pass the time!
"The free-floating rounded triangles in this design I call Papyrus
because they remind me of the papyrus tops in Egyptian paintings.
They're good for filling in a small space.
R in Michigan wrote:
"I love your web site and learning about Zentangle!!!! I was so
inspired that I started right off the bat!
I even showed my fiber friends at one of our meetings and they are all addicted now!
"Then I thought why not use Zentangles for my art quilts! Thought you might like to see my effort with
the needle! The green [shown] is the back of this
piece, which I painted over to show up the [pattern]! Again, I
love receiving your newletter and getting inspired all over again!
"Thanks so much! R"
We'll be back next week with a new tangle and a follow up to our recent challenges. You can see our most recent challenge in this newsletter.
Remember, we archive all our newsletters here so you can read them any time.
Thanks again for being part of this wonderful adventure with us.
See you soon.
Rick and Maria