Ok…so to pick up the Zentangle story where I left off.
After I took the class in July 2013, I really didn’t do much with it. I obsessed a bit, read a lot, looked at pictures, and generally thought my work wasn’t good enough (keep in mind, I had only done 4 tiles by this time, and I hadn’t really practiced much.)
And then…school started. I was stressed, and inundated with homework, so I pushed it to the back burner, all the time toying with the idea of becoming a Certified Zentangle instructor (after all, I have a degree in education, I like teaching, and this is good for a lot of things, like depression and PTSD.)
In my excessive reading, I found a couple of blogs I really liked. One of those blogs led me to a weekly challenge, which I found…intimidating…but challenging. So I tried one. I didn’t finish it in time to send it in, but here was my success.
Tickled to Tangle – String-Less Thing #19 – December 2014
I emailed it to Adele anyway, late, and she thought it was cool. So I went back and did #20, but I still didn’t submit it (again, I thought about it way too long before I had a chance to do and email it in by the Saturday deadline, but here it is for the first time in public.)
Tickled to Tangle – String Thing #20
Ok…so I am getting the hang of it. I didn’t do the next couple of them, I was a little intimidated by the tangles I didn’t know and I was remodeling my sewing room (more excuses.) But I did pick it back up at #24. And this time, I sent it in, on time!
Tickled to Tangle – String Thing #24
So for Christmas, I had bought myself a copy of the book The Beauty of Zentangle. While perusing this beautiful display of Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA for short,) I came across a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in Anaheim who’s work I found rather interesting. Sharla Hicks, CZT, of Soft Expressions (www.softexpression.com) has some wonderful ideas in color, and is a very diverse and eclectic soul (like me!) I was hooked, and I signed up for her entire series (at the time of this writing, I have completed 6 of the 8 classes…and the rest is next Saturday.)
So, remodeled sewing room/studio…tangled some more…took some classes…and will pick this up again and show you some more. But I will leave you with another challenge piece (again, I sent it in!)
Tickled to Tangle – String Thing #25