Hi Rick and Maria,
I stumbled upon Zentangle about a month ago while looking for quilling supplies and I have been hooked since day 1! Thank you so much for developing this technique. I, like so many people, have never thought I had any ability to draw. It wasn't until I found Zentangle that I realized I never wanted to actually draw people or landscapes, I just wanted to create art using basic materials that were portable. It's practically the definition of Zentangle! I am primarily a bead artist and beading instructor but as a 911 paramedic I also do many art related activities with the medical community and have given the opportunity to teach at the childrens hospital. I would love to be certified and be able to pass along this amazing technique to others.
Thank you so much for developing this technique. I have dabbled in just about every craft and with the exception of beading I have never been so enamored with another technique. I see a Zentangle pattern everywhere I go now. I knew I was converted when I noted a cool triangle pattern in a hospital gown that one of my patients was wearing last night! - EO
Hello Rick & Maria,
I really enjoyed your YouTube demo on the Mooka design. I have one to share. I started using #8 tags and last month one of the themes was Zentangles. Well this is my version of Mooka with a stamped image. My hands have a tendency to shake a little but I enjoy it. - EP
[Looks awesome, EP! Even if there is shaking (which we can't see), in Zentangle, it just becomes part of the overall texture.]
I was showed how to do Zentangle in 2010. I was in a center in Aliquippa, PA and I have not stopped yet. I LOVE IT!
Last week I was in a cast with crutches thinking I'd have to cancel my first workshop. I also had the jitters...and you all gave me some welcomed thoughts about my 1st class. I wanted to follow up with you. My foot was NOT broken...just a bad sprain...no pain...thank goodness. I had 9 people. I sold 6 kits, 4 of Sandy's books and did over $400 in sales. The enthusiasm from the attendees was amazing. I was VERY pleased with the workshop. They are all chomping at the bit for another class to come to. I also got a referral for another class to teach. I went to my favorite coffeehouse and did a Zentangle before my class and I was really calm. My BFF was there today and at one point she looked at me at said "this is really gonna be big". She couldn't get over the enthusiasm from the people attending. So bottom line? I'm not going to sleep tonight...I'm still soooo wound up! Yeah...what a fun day. Nothing like getting paid to have fun!!! THANK YOU RICK AND MARIA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved Mooka BTW. - A New CZT
Hi Rick and Maria:
Thanks to you both for the lovely new video. I was hooked right away; using the continual motion is intriguing and so peaceful. I wanted to share with you what this new activity has given me:
From 1975 - 1979, I studied martial arts. Rather than pursue a graduate degree after I finished [college], I trained and advanced to Black Belt and decided to teach! I spent the years developing a unique style that focused more especially on the art form. I opened my own karate studio in the late 80's; suffered a devastating injury being attacked by two dogs; rehabilitated and continued teaching until 1997. At that time, my body was unable to take the stress of the daily performance and I retired. The mind, body, spiritual connection I achieved through martial arts stayed strong but I couldn't achieve the peaceful, zenlike feeling that my training had provided. I missed that!
Then, in mid March of this year, through sheer coincidence (perhaps!) I heard a fellow student in a craft class mention Zentangles. I was clueless and did the right thing - I googled it! I ordered your kit and in the meantime, began practicing the tangles I found online.
This beautiful art form has, quite literally, taken over my soul! One stroke at a time I am moving back into that amazing place where I believe I touch the spirit that moves through all things. Thank you so much.