into my life in January 2011when I was showing my husband a weaver’s blog on a
technique that would use up the piles of leftover yarn I had collected. When I
went to the blog I discovered the weaver had made a new blog entry - a picture
of a tile done in a Zentangle® class. I immediately became fascinated and began
reading everything I could about this art form.
You see I taught art in public
schools for many years and patterns was part of the curriculum. It happened to
be one of my favorite lessons since my students no matter what their ability,
always met with success. My students would become so wrapped up in using
patterns to create art that other teachers would pop their heads in to see if there
was anyone in the room. They would become so absorbed in creating patterns that
it was very hard to get them to stop at the end of class.
As I read I
realized what I had been experiencing in my classes matched the philosophy of
Zentangle®. I had always approached my classes with the premise that there are
no mistakes in my class only new discoveries.
“There is no
eraser in life … in creating Zentangle art (and in living life), you will
discover that apparent mistakes can be foundations for new patterns and take you
in unexpected and exciting new directions.”
important word in my class was TRY and work little by little.
"Anything is possible...one stoke at a
my classes experienced increased focus and creativity, as well as artistic
satisfaction all part of Zentangle.
I knew that
the Zentangle method worked and I wanted to become part of it so in February
2011 I became a certified Zentangle teacher. I offer beginning and advanced
level workshops for all age groups in the Rochester/Buffalo area. If you're
interested in classes, please email me.
I have Zentangle® supplies available for sale. Hope to see you in a class!