A few weeks ago we received this email from a CZT:
Dear Rick and Maria,
Some great news! Zentangle was referenced at a conference my son attended this past weekend.
My son was an invited guest at the Mizuno Dendoshi held at Calloway Gardens in Georgia. My son is a manager at a specialty running shoe and apparel store. He is also an ultra runner and accomplished tangler :)
He said that in one of the presentations at the Dendoshi a gentleman was introducing the new line of shoes and talking about the changes and inspirations behind the new designs.
One shoe in particular was held up as being inspired by Zentangle. The presenter mentioned 'Zentangle' twice by name and also expounded on the method and how relaxing and inspiring it is to experience.
How exciting is that?!!!
I know that you can google the Mizuno company as well as the Dendoshi for information if you are curious.
Have a wonderful weekend...know that in my little corner of the world I am spreading the joy of your amazing Zentangle world and am ever grateful to you both.
You know that the very next thing we did was to look up "Mizuno" and found their new 10 year anniversary line, the "Sayonara" exquisitely sporting paradox
(in a hollibaugh
manner, we note! :-)
Here's a screen shot from their website
And here's a closer look at the Sayonara:
This is a great example of the creative application of our Zentangle method.
This is also a great example of our approach to Intellectual Property
. While we do act to responsibly safe guard our trademarks (name, logo, etc.), our personal creations, and our drawing method, we do not "copyright patterns."
Congratulations to Mizuno! We couldn't be more thrilled.
Here are a few links for learning and enjoying paradox
Explore and enjoy!