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PLAYDAY!! - sounds like tons of fun doesn't it. Normally associated with child's play, artists are much like a group of small children always looking for new adventures. I am an explorer by nature and make it a point to explore as much as possible when I travel. I decided to set up a couple of extra days of play for a group of fellow artists and tanglers who recently attended the CZT Marketing Retreat in Irving, Texas.
Touring Cowtown with MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson, Michelle Robinson, Estelle Goodnight and Donna Lacey.
Many of the attendees had never been to Texas... so the first stop was Cowtown. The Stockyards in Fort Worth is the perfect place to experience the flavor of Texas. Even though I have been there many times, I look forward to sharing it with visitors... it's refreshing to see it from a new set of eyes.
From Fort Worth we headed over to the Arlington Museum of Art where three of my Zentangle Inspired Art pieces are on display in the 'Heartbeat' show curated by Lee Bowman.
Continuing a day of inspiration and art we moved over to the Dallas Arboretum to view the fantastic works of glass artist Dale Chihuly. His large scale glass sculptures are incredible.
After attending the 3 day workshop for Certified Zentangle Teachers we were all revved up for more Zentangle. I hosted an all day Zentangle workshop at Googly Eyes craft store in Irving, TX. We experimented with embossing on metal, drawing tangles on fabric, large tangles on canvas, and tangled beads as well as learning new tangles.
Teaching classes and attending classes is such a wonderful way to stay connected to other artists. The friendships formed between students and teachers is invaluable. I have taught many successful workshops over the years and love the excitement involved in developing new classes and the joy that comes from sharing with fellow creative spirits.
From my travels to my daily life, keeping a sketchbook is a must for me. It's great fun to relive what was going on in my life and the world when I look back at some of my sketchbooks. I am really excited about two new classes I am teaching at Art of the Carolina's this year. Turning Your Sketchbook into Art and Sketchbooks - From Boring to Fabulous. Both of these classes are filled with ways to add interest, personal meaning and energy to your art through sketchbooks. I hope to you see you there!
Zentangle pattern - enjoy and create!!
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