Saturday, November 16, 2013

I Like Zentangle Bugs!

This week The Diva's Challenge is inspired by a new video from Sakura about a Zentangled bug.  It's real cute, you should check it out!

I actually started my tile a week ago for the previous challenge to use Cruze but I was so busy preparing to attend the CZT XIII training that I didn't have time to finish it.  As I was traveling back on one of my many flights to return home, I found my unfinished tile in my little tile case.  I decided to finish it off with Crescent Moon, Tipple and a Ladybug.  So now, the tile is good for the current challenge - #144 A Bug's Life.

The Crescent Moon shaded the way it is makes me think of a little canyon. I can imagine my lady bug riding on a log, on the river at the bottom of the canyon.

While I was checking out everyone's work I noticed Rick entered a link with some of Maria's bugs - check it out here.

Hope you are all having a great day.  My mind is spinning with Tangles I want to work on and classes to plan.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am now a Certified Zentangle Teacher!!!

What a wonderful experience to travel to Providence Road Island and take personalized training from Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas in the Zentangle philosophy and method.  Along with about 100 other students I learned how to transfer the experience of Zentangle drawing to eager learners of all ages.  We practiced Tangles, shading and strings.  We were also introduced to a new Tangle never seen before as well as new tiles that will be available for sale soon.

For me, the most important learning's were how to delivery a class and how to deconstruct an image into a new Tangle. I created my first new Tangle that I will share as soon as I get home.  I hope to create many new Tangles as I gain more experience and become more aware of patterns and objects around me.

I am really looking forward to teaching my first set of students and will plan a beginner class very soon.  In the meantime, I am reveling in becoming a CZT!

Have a great day!