It was a wonderful experience last night introducing four new students to the fundamentals of Zentangle. They all did a great job and were totally delightful! Many thanks to Holt Community Education HOLT for being our host.
I found my Zentangle inspired billboard (again) on north 127, 3.6 miles north of exit 99. If you are driving by St. John’s, please check it out. It looked beautiful in the wonderful sunshine today!
I am so appreciative that Laura, the power behind “I Am the Diva,” let me participate in her weekly challenge–what an honor and a delight!! I contributed the Stacked Bijou Challenge and it is as follows:
I began with a Bijou tile as a centerpiece to stacked tiles—my tangling inspiration comes from Sandy Steen Bartholomew’s online book, Tangles of Santa Fe (Inspiration Sketchbook #2). I use mat board scraps frequently for tangling—collected from a friend’s framing business. At least in Michigan, mat board cannot be recycled so there are always lots of scrap pieces available for art making.
The nicho stack includes white and I used an Elmer’s white painters pen with an ultra-fine size tip. This stack uses my tangleations along with “Squiggle” and “Little One.”
I had a grand time last night being hosted by the Mount Clemens Art Association! I introduced the members to Zentangle and they did a fantastic job–there was a creative, yet peaceful, hum in the air! What an interesting group with varied talents and pursuits. Many thanks to our other gracious host, the Mount Clemens Public Library. Tangle On! (and have fun…)
Join me on Saturday, April 9th, 11AM-6PM! I will be demonstrating the Zentangle drawing method at the Williamston Pop Up Art and Craft Show! I can answer your questions and offer some hands-on fun. There will also be a group of interesting and varied artists selling their unique, handmade wares. Stop by and visit! I will be on the second floor of Keller’s Plaza in Williamston (107 South Putnam Street).
Of all places, art is a spot where mistakes should be considered honored guests.
11th Commandment: Thou shalt not make anyone ever feel excluded from the exuberant gift of art because it belongs to each and every one of us—it is one of the best perks of being a human being.
It takes ongoing practice to maintain creative thinking.
SOURCE: The Art of Mistakes, North Light Books, 2014.
Please consider giving to the Lansing Art Gallery (Michigan) this month! 2016 is their 51st year of supporting Michigan artists in addition to teaching young artists. LAG
I enjoyed showing off the benefits and wonders of Zendalas last night in a class. What wonderful students! They were fantastic tanglers and dove right into Zendala land. Thanks for Holt Community Education for hosting me.
BOUNDLESS: A one-day book arts show & sale at the Turner Dodge House & Heritage Center, 100 East North Street, Lansing, Michigan, 48906
Sunday, June 12, 2016, Noon-5:00PM
The show highlights altered and handmade books in
all media; paper, fiber, clay, mixed media, wood, metal
Judge will present awards 4:00PM on June 12th
Make it fun, Make it funky, Make it you!
25% commission on all sales goes to support the Friends of Turner Dodge House & Heritage Center
Request information and/or entry form from exhibition organizersBoundlessInfoForm
Zahrah Resh, email@example.com 517.351.8189
Jane Reiter, firstname.lastname@example.org 517.327.0938
Just sharing some tangling fun of my own…