Tag Archives: Zendala

New news in a Zentangle New Year

“Life isn’t about finding yourself; life is about creating yourself.”~George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright February 14th was Valentine’s Day. My husband and I had evening plans in Detroit, but snowy weather and a busy week for both of us changed … Continue reading

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Remember the good times

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Playing games. Stylin’ a new haircut. Stuffed animals and Slurpees. A bird on the back deck. Coffee and coffee, then throw in a little more coffee. Toss … Continue reading

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At the Crux of a Zentangle

“I am, indeed, a king because I know how to rule myself.”~Pietro Aretino, Italian poet Happy Monday. Yes, it is a happy Monday here for sure: our new air conditioning unit is installed, working and now the weather is too … Continue reading

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How was today's first Zentangle Lunch event…?

“What you plant now, you will harvest later.”~Og Mandino, American writer My first Tuesday Tangled Lunch at Hobby Lobby was a success! The event was exactly what I wanted it to be. First of all, someone showed up besides me. … Continue reading

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Earth Day in a Zendala

“Only do what your heart tells you.”~Princess Diana, British royalty I did it. I gave in. I had to do it: an Earth Day Zendala. On Earth Day. Woot! I’m not “into” Earth Day as a new movement because I … Continue reading

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Hey, Zentangle and poetry go together!

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”~John Barrymore, American actor I seem to be focusing on Poetry Month more than I expected. No one else on my Writers Group blog, Deadwood Writer Voices, discussed … Continue reading

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Happy St. Tangles Day to you

“It’s not easy being green.”~Kermit the Frog, TV and movie celebrity It’s Monday. The snow is melting. There is actually some green grass under all that kicked-up, street-brown snow. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. I think this first snub at that … Continue reading

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Zentangle and conquering fear

“When one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”~Rosa Parks, American activist If you missed this weekend’s Halloween Blog Party, the festivities are still swinging. Stop on over for some spooky … Continue reading

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Zentangle and…the "D" word

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.”~Albert Einstein, German scientist I am still struggling with my Diva Zentangle Challenge #124. Is a Zentangle a Zentangle when it doesn’t use tangles? The spirit of what you … Continue reading

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…Tomorrow

“Tomorrow, see what happens.”~poster in Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro, Northville, MI Tomorrow is now today, and here’s a look back at my month of yesterdays.  Coffee.  Penn State and the Paterno movie “The Joe We Know” at NFL Football … Continue reading

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Color and a Zentangle challenge

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”~Mae West, American actress I taught such a fun class last night. Color me a Rainbow is class #4 in my 10-series and it focuses on…wait for it…color! I … Continue reading

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Mega Meet and Zentangle , Day 3

“You never know what motivates you.”~Cicely Tyson, American actress Today was a light instruction day. Many classes today were smaller than earlier this week, but there’s no shortage of talent in my students! An interesting look at my tiles. This … Continue reading

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Mega Meet Day 2: Michigan Scrapbooking

Look! i won an sei scrapbook kit! I also won a GLMM cold drink tumbler, but I don’t have a picture of that. For being a Scrapbooker, I’m lacking in personal photos. Thanks, Linda, for this one. I spent the … Continue reading

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Tangled up in Great Lakes Mega Meet, Day 1

“To know oneself, one should assert oneself.”~Albert Camus, French author That’s what it means to throw yourself out into the world and share yourself through scrapbooks. Deep, right? It’s also about how I teach Zentangle. I share my stories, my … Continue reading

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Schway me a Zentangle

“If you’ve got a talent, protect it.”~Jim Carrey, American comedian This week’s Diva Challenge #117 is to use the newest official tangle, Schway. These are introduced to CZTs first so we can practice, play and share with our students. This … Continue reading

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Starry eyed Zentangle

“I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.”~Mike Tyson, American athlete How ironic that just the other day in my Zendala post I commented that stars … Continue reading

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A Zendala and a revelation

“I have come across women who did not draw mandala symbols but who danced them.”~Katherine Raine, British poet It took this Zendala Dare to make me realize why I am not as enamored with Zendalas as a CZT should be: … Continue reading

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Mega-faith

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American clergyman For those of you following my MegaMeet classes progress, the numbers have settled into a steady 12.5% registration, or 1/8th of … Continue reading

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MegaMeet and Zentangle v.2013

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”~Henry David Thoreau, American poet Terribly excited am I. Yes that sounds like Yoda, but I am in full Zen mode, after all. Great Lakes MegaMeet registration opens … Continue reading

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Great Lakes miniMeet: one mega experience

“Business is in itself a power.”~Garet Garrett, American journalist And today, I am powerful! I am wrapping up Day 2 of Great Lakes miniMeet in Toledo, Ohio. Being a teacher has been incredibly rewarding once again. I empowered people. One … Continue reading

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