My mother-in-law introduced me to Zentangle in 2010. Who knew it would lead me where I am now (she is obviously a wonderful mother-in-law!). She told me she had taken a fun class and she just new I'd love it, so she sent a Zentangle Kit to me. I'm game to try new things, so I opened the wonderful box, popped in the dvd, and started making beautiful art immediately! Wow! I can't draw, but the way Zentangle leads you through the simplicity of beauty, every tile is a masterpiece! I was hooked! I joined her in November for a class with Joan Peyton and Jeanie Mahood in Atlanta tangling Christmas ornaments - and had a lot of fun, and made some really cool things. Could something this beautiful really be this simple? It really is!
I have always loved hand built pottery, and at the beginning of 2011, I found a class in Birmingham and started playing in clay. Love it too! Through the spring I was dabbling in clay, dabbling with tangling, and one day in April, I was on the Zentangle website and saw information about being a CZT and teaching Zentangling. I immediately knew I had to do it! I am so inspired by Zentangle, it is so beautiful, I feel like I have discovered my artist within, and I want to share that with everyone! Alas, the class was totally full - I was disappointed and put it on the back burner for a while. One morning this summer, I woke up and all I could think about was becoming a CZT (so strong there had to be a little divine intervention if you know what I mean). I looked on the website and there was a class scheduled for October in Providence, RI! Yay! I called and they were booked! Ok, this time I did not give up so easily. I got on the waiting list, and I called the office at least once a week to "remind" everyone how much I really wanted to be a CZT. And now I am!!
I am incorporating some of the tangles into my clay work - and having a great time doing it, and am working to put some classes together in the Birmingham area after the first of the year! If you are interested in finding out more, drop me a note!
UPDATE: I have scheduled a Tasty Tangles class with Avondale Brewing Company at 6 PM on February 21 at Avondale Brewing Company. I will teach a Zentangle Basics class while the guys talk about how they brew the beer. We will sample 5 dfferent tastings of the beer they make on site. Also, I have confirmed I will have Zentangle classes at the newly renovated Artists on the Bluff in Bluff Park (Hoover). They haven't officially opened so they are still working on class times. For more information, check out my website: