Fun and Inspiration at CHA

     View a YouTube , create a  pop-up owl card using easy to do circular shapes and zentangle® patterns.

     Once again fun was had by all attending the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show in Anaheim, CA. Even though I have been attending these shows for longer than I would like to admit I still enjoy seeing my old friends, meeting new ones and getting first look at all the possibilities of the coming year with new ideas and products in arts and crafts.

My dear friends Karen Thomas and Suze Weinberg.

     The Fox Chapel/Design Originals booth was a beehive of activity. Demonstrations and make & takes were scheduled every day… all through the day. I enjoyed the opportunity to introduce some new Zentangle books, ‘Zentangle 7’, ‘Zentangle 8’ and ‘Joy of Zentangle’.

     The series of Zentangle books (Basics thru 8) have been so popular it was exciting to once again be invited to the R&M West Coast Enterprises booth to sign the latest in the series. I also had great fun introducing some willing participants to the creativity and value of Zentangle through some make & takes. My favorite was the adorable little Tangled dimensional owl card.

     On Monday I gave a 3 hour workshop to a large group of store owners… everyone was excited about the Zentangle buzz. I taught some new tangles and introduced creative ways to add tangles to scrapbooking, cardmaking and other forms of art making. A special thank you to Marie Browning of Tombow for her demonstration introducing color to Zentangle ZIA’s.

Zentangle pattern, enjoy and create!!

                        Zentangle #117

Stepping stones

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5 thoughts on “Fun and Inspiration at CHA”

  1. just love the owl card and can’t wait to make it.
    What is the name of the punch used for the eyes?

  2. Have always loved owls, so of course love the owl card and can’t wait to make it.
    Could you please let me know the brand of the decorative punch used for the owl’s eyes.
    Thank you

  3. Suzanne,

    I am trying to use the tombo colored markers with a blending pen, but when I do the black micron pens I’m using bleed and everything gets smeared black. Am I not waiting long enough for it to dry? Please give me your advice. Thanks

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