Zentangle at CHA
We just returned from the annual Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. In this case "we" means Molly, Martha, Maria and I. Such fun!
It was great to experience a few warm days after the recent bitter cold here.
Maria and I were invited to speak due to Zentangle's impact on the craft and hobby industry.
Our talk was titled, "The Zentangle® Inspiration." Its description read: "Zentangle founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, describe their Zentangle discovery from concept, branding, to how it stays relevant. They will explain how practicing the Zentangle Method inspires individuals to experience their own joy of creativity and express it is so many craft media. They'll also share what's next for Zentangle."
We'll share what we discussed in future newsletters and blogs.
We had an awesomely large screen behind us on stage:
That image is a gilded letter that we tangled as we spoke:
It was an exciting and fun time. We had a chance to meet up with many area CZTs. We met new people from around the world and made new friends.
During the convention we gave small demonstrations in Sakura of America's booth:
We gave a workshop on the convention floor:
And we hung out at the Sakura booth, meeting wonderful
people and goofing off:
On our travels we were always on the lookout for tangles. Sometimes we would find ones that reminded us of ones we already use, like:
Static as seen from our plane over the Rocky Mountains.
Shapes that reminded us of paradox as seen in the sun shining through a plastic cup on the plane and in these awnings in a hotel lobby.
In this ceiling light, translucent hollibaugh.
We also took lots of pictures of patterns and textures that might be sources for future tangles:
We all had such a wonderful time.
Thank you CHA. Thank you Sakura of America. And, thank you to all the wonderful people we were fortunate to meet!