In this issue we have a new tangle, some feedback, some news and a seminar update.
And now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been.
-- Rainier Maria Rilke
We wish you a wonderful year in 2010.
Our apologies for sending this twice.
We had to make corrections because not everyone could read it. Thank you for your understanding.
We saw this building near Battery Park in Manhattan and thought it would make a great tangle. Here's a picture with a detail insert.
We show how to create this tangle by starting with squares as you would for cadent
(see this newsletter
for how to create cadent
You can also create DEX
by starting with a grid as in cubine
. In this example, to emphasize how much shading adds, we show unshaded and shaded versions.
|Zentangle Show in Ohio
Carol Bailey Floyd, CZT, writes
We are having an incredible show at the gallery of the Cuyahoga Falls
Library in Ohio for the month of January. We have almost 90 pieces and
there are five CZT's participating! We have entries from participants
as young as four and as old as, well we didn't ask, but seniors for
sure! This show is sponsored by the Zentangle Club of N.E. Ohio and one
viewer said it looks like visual music! One of the best things about
the show is that there are entries from people who are just learning
and from very experienced tanglers and the artwork looks incredible
together. And you should see the creative framing techniques. You would
never guess how simple tiles could be framed in different sized frames,
turned, matted, highlighted - oh my! There are entries of all sizes --
powerhouse and small and delicate. I wish you could all come and see.
If you're in that area we hope you'll stop by and see their exhibit. If you're interested in taking a local Zentangle class - in Ohio or elsewhere - check our list of Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) here.
"Visual music" -- what an awesome description for Zentangle! Thank you for that.
|From Our In Box
I wanted to send a short note to say thank you for your prompt service and let you know how happy I am with the Zentangle kit that I received today. I actually heard about Zentangles several months ago and have created several on my own, but I was very excited to receive my "official" kit.
Thank you again! -- K
OMG OMG OMG!!! For Christmas I received a Zentangle kit and just now opened the box and watched the DVD. This is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. I cannot wait to get started. Just watching the DVD sent my blood pressure waaaaay down. -- L
I love zentangle more than you will ever know. Thank You for sharing your talents so that others minds come out and play. This art form has changed my art direction forever!!! -- J
My Zen Tangle kit arrived today and I just wanted to say I'm looking forward to getting in the zone or Zen :>) Also, I'm a stickler for presentation and your presentation of the material is quite nice. -- V
I found out about Zentangles in Cloth Paper Scissors and it really appealed to me. I asked for your kit for Christmas, but got started anyway. You inspired me to create some Zentangle Chucks as Christmas gifts - I love how they turned out.
Thank you for inspiring me and giving me such a fun outlet! Happy Holidays from a recent Zentangle fan. -- K
Happy holidays to both of you. I thank you sincerely for Zentangles. I do them everyday - sometimes to create - sometimes before bed when I'm really stressed. They are better than a tranquilizer and are lovely as well. A friend of mine was so impressed with what I've been creating that she bought a kit for her husband for Christmas! Again, thank you and have a safe, happy, and peaceful holiday season. -- K
Thanks very much. I learned of your site and was immediately enthralled. I will be using the things I have learned as I teach my 8th Grade art classes all this week. I have been an art teacher for 20 years and have done lots of black and white art but I love the way you have presented your ideas and your web site is beautiful. Thanks for your generous sharing of ideas via the web. -- J
|Zentangle and PMC
Patsy Monk, CZT, wrote this article in Metal Clay Today on how to apply Zentangles to glass using precious metal clay (PMC). PDF link here.
|Zentangle CZT Registration
As you know from our previous newsletter, we are now accepting registrations for our May 18-21, 2010, Seminar. You can download a registration form here (pdf).
We are grateful to see how
many people understand the potential for Zentangle - both as a benefit
to others and as a way to create more income as a Certified Zentangle
A description of our first seminar is here.
This will give you an idea of the facility and activities. For even more insight you can also read through our previous newsletters that discuss our seminar.
May's seminar is well over half booked just since our last newsletter. So if you want to attend, please get your registration in right away.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to send us an email.
We're looking forward to an exciting new year of creativity and possibilities.
Thank you for your enthusiasm, your support and for sharing Zentangle with others.
Best wishes for this new year to you and yours,
Rick and Maria