Thanks so much for the quick turnaround on my Zentangle order. What a delight to find it on my doorstep as I wasn't expecting it till later this week. I appreciate all the pencils; I think I will be set for a LONG time with them.
I'm so very happy to have found out about Zentangle. I can't shut my brain off to meditate and this really puts me in a meditative state without all that mental distraction. Also, I love that it is in black and white (well, cream). I have always enjoyed coloring mandalas, but this takes away the anxiety of worrying about color choice. Now, with the pre-strung tiles
, I can concentrate on learning tangles and not worrying about my drawing of strings. Do I sound like I need something to just put me in a state of be-ing? :)
Just wanted to let you know I had a one on one class with Bette Beauregard [CZT] in Las Vegas this week. She was a wonderful, very patient and professional instructor. You should be proud to have her teaching.
I've never considered myself an artsy person. Sure, I loved to do crafts. I cross-stitch, crochet and taught myself to quilt. But I wasn't artsy. That was my grandmother. She was an artist. She painted in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Her art decorated our home and my mother's restaurant (people would ask to buy the painting off the walls). About a year ago, an author whose work I enjoy mentioned on her blog about doing zentangles in her notebook and posted a picture. Zentangles? What were those? It looked like fun. I immediately Googled the word and discovered your website. I was hooked. I sent links on all of it to my best friend from college who lives on the other side of the country. She was hooked too. For her birthday last March, I bought your kit for her and one for myself. I've gotten so much enjoyment out of spending time playing with it.
Zentangle opened up a whole new creative outlet for me. [It] inspired me to try art journaling and take up watercolors. I'm even going to take an acrylics class. My skill level is still pretty rudimentary but I still have fun. I've participated in different art swaps. During March, I did a bookmark swap. Each participant created two bookmarks and we'll receive two back in exchange. Of course I had to tangle one of my bookmarks.
I just wanted to share my story and a picture of the bookmark. Zentangle has opened up a whole new avenue of creativity for me.