Posted by dj on Jul 23, 2012 in Texas
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I have so many friends now through this wonderful world called Zentangle. One such friend who crossed my path is Kass Hall. Kass is an accomplished mixed-media artist from Down Under. Although we’ve never met face-to-face, we’ve known each other now for nearly two years. I was thrilled when I read she was coming to the United States to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).
Zentangle untangled by Certified Zentangle...
Posted by dj on Jul 4, 2012 in Texas
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I am thrilled to be teaching again at the Energy, Light and Information Center in Springtown, Texas. On Saturday, July 14, from 10am to about 12:30pm, I will be holding a Zentangle Basics workshop.
What is Zentangle? I get asked all the time. In its purist form it is a focused meditation. Its premise is simple in that it is a relaxed focus aspect of meditation. Not to sound redundant, Zentangle is indeed “an easy to learn and...
I finally did it. I made the commitment to participate in this week’s challenge. After all, a new “official” tangle just came out, so what better time than now to give it a whirl. It’s actually two tangles in one: Chainging and Punzel. Chainging is the basis for Punzel, which in the words of Rick Roberts, is a tangleation of the former.
This is a fun tangle that requires a little more concentration. Totally...
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice Zentangle.
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Posted by dj on Aug 22, 2011 in Workshops
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No previous art training or artistic ability required!
For people who are convinced they can’t draw, Zentangle removes that barrier. Zentangle’s method also removes any intimidation of facing a blank sheet of paper. With Zentangle, a novice’s work can be put next to a “pro’s” work and fit right in.
Within its “elegance of limits” Zentangle draws from a rich well of our human...
Posted by dj on Jun 13, 2011 in Zentangle
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Zentangle in Cala at Fort Worth Japanese Festival
I became a Certified Zentangle (CZT) Teacher in May 2010. My journey since then has been nothing less than amazing to me. I recently volunteered in a booth for the Texas Lettering Arts Council featuring Zentangle at one of the Great American Scrapbook Convention venues. I relayed my story to one of my co-volunteers. She seemed to hang on every word, then shared with me her observation:...
Posted by dj on Jun 3, 2011 in Workshops
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I have been invited to teach a Zentangle summer camp day and an adult Zentangle series at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford, TX. Pre-registration is required so that I will have enough supplies on hand for everyone.
Donna Hornsby, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Doss Fun Days Summer Day Camp: Zentangle
Saturday, July 23, 2011 | 10am-5pm
For information and registration, call 817-599-6168. Space is limited to 18...
Posted by dj on Apr 10, 2011 in Texas
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I honestly cannot remember what inspired me to create this tangle. I do know it was not an “itsy-bitsy teeny tiny polka-dot bikini.” However, as development progressed, low and behold, the name became clear and here I introduce Keenees—which has indeed provided that itsy-bitsy teeny tiny polka-dot bikini inspiration. It’s a fun and playful tangle. It can be used as a filler, a border, or wherever you choose. And, it...
Posted by dj on Mar 6, 2011 in Zentangle
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A new word recently coined is Tangleation. Simply put, “tangleation (tan-gle-a-tion), noun. A noticeable variation of an existing tangle.; inspired variations that are noticeably different but fundamentally same in basic approach; structurally based on the original tangle.”
Great and what a wonderful segue to introduce my Kardz tangle. Kardz is based on Crescent Moon and came into being about a year ago. It is one of my...
Posted by dj on Oct 1, 2010 in Zentangle
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This week, Rick and Maria (Zentangle founders) released a new official tangle, “betweed.” Betweed came about as the result of a typo in one of their messages to CZTs; Rick really meant “between.” The discussion and hilarity that followed quickly turned to what we all knew: betweed would make for a great tangle name. I saw betweed start popping up in Blog Zentangle. It is currently my favorite tangle. Want to...