Zentangle® Makes NEWS!!

     I love this video NEWS clip on Zentangle. It aired on a Pennsylvania TV show and was filmed at a class hosted by Fox Chapel Publishing. Cindy Fahs CZT is teaching the Zentangle method to a variety of students… men, women and yoga instructors. They all seem to have a love for the meditative drawing style.

Zentangle in the NEWS!!

      It reinforces my belief that Zentangle is a growing and important art form to be shared with everyone – from the young to the old from the talented artist to those that believe they don’t have a creative bone in their body. As CZT’s we have all felt the exhilaration of giving the gift of creativity and love seeing the smiles form on the faces of students from all walks of life.

Sante Fe Travels & Inspiration

     View a YouTube, great tips for making adorable hand-sewn felted frogs from Ana Arujo. 

     Veteran crafter Ana Arujo host of  ‘When Creativity Knocks’ is always coming up with fun and fabulous ideas. Her book ‘Felt from the Heart’ is no exception, it features more than 24 handmade stuffed animals, creatures, veggies and habitats. It’s a wonderful way to introduce children to basic stitching. Ana uses embroidery floss, mittens, and simple stitches to construct these adorable critters.
     Visiting with my sister Amy in Sante Fe is something I make time for every year.  I love the food, the feel and the imagery of New Mexico. This year I also took the opportunity to teach six classes on Zentangle®, Journaling and Gelli Printing (at Guadalupe Rubber Stamps, Artisan Store and Perch Paperie in Santa Fe and Los Alamos). I also took a wonderful four day class from acrylics expert Sandra Duran Wilson. Amy and I had so much fun revisiting some of my favorite spots near Sante Fe. 
     El Rincon is one of the oldest trading posts in the area… it is filled with antiques and has a small museum inside as well.
     When I travel I always take a lot of photos of doors, doorknobs and hardware.  Love this blue door!!  
     I love the ethereal quality of this photo, shot from the bottom of the steps of this pristine mission church in Laguna Pueblo. The church has beautifully carved wooden doors and white crosses everywhere. This photo inspires me to begin painting Southwest scenes again, I may even add a mysterious woman in each one.
     The Pink Adobe is a favorite restaurant, they make absolutely wonderful Green Chile Enchildas. This large blue frame on the outside of the restaurant filled with primitive, colorful art caught my eye. 
Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

                      Zentangle #124
Daisy Beads

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.  and is used with permission. Learn more at zentangle.com

Zentangle® Art Shows

Hello friends, 

     I am so excited!
     FIRST, 20 of my Zentangle paintings have been chosen as feature art for July. I will be a “featured artist” at the Gidden’s Gallery, 624 Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051. This beautiful gallery is right downtown Grapevine and showcases the art of over 30 regional artists. ZIA paintings are the theme of my show – so I have been drawing and painting into the wee hours every night – and then drawing and painting every day. There are lots of new themes and colors. It has been so much fun, and there is nothing like a ‘deadline’ to get my creative juices flowing.
     If you are anywhere close, the artist reception is on Saturday night, July 13, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. I’d love to see you there.
     AND there is a second opportunity to visit and view art. On Saturday, July 27, paintings from the Penwomen art association will be hanging at Your Private Collection Gallery , 106 North Houston, Granbury, TX 76048. The artists reception will be 5:30 to 8:00pm. I hope to see you there also.
     July has been a creative month. Thank you for your support.