Quill You Be My Valentine?

Wow! What a week! And other than Flyboy getting called into work this morning, it is shaping up to be another epic week.

Being a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) makes you part of a really diverse, really cool family, with one common goal. No matter where you are from or what you do, you instantly have community from that one thing. I had the great fortune to meet up with one of my fellow CZTs this week, turning a FaceBook friend into a real-life encounter. Flyboy and I went down to San Diego to have dinner with Suzanne Fluhr and Mr. Excitement himself! And of course, gelato happened.


We started another calligraphy class this week, but I had to do one more Boxed letter for Valentine’s Day!


On Saturday, we started off the day with a lovely Valentine inspired class applying quilling to Zentangle. We explored the basics of quilling, shapes, and building structures. I am pretty certain everyone had fun. There was a lot of laughter going on. And I think some great creativity. I can’t wait to see what they tangle them into!


Of course, I had to finish one of mine quickly for this week’s Diva Challenge (#303). I’m not saying who gets it…but I am pretty sure you can guess.


A few students stayed on for a 2nd class on Black Tiles, so I made that a little Valentine as well. So many cool applications on Black Tiles, and everyone is quite unique!


On Sunday, I took a book making/color pencil on velum class from Helen Schafer Garcia at the San Diego Botanic Garden. While I did get mine fully assembled, I will have to finish my drawings later.

The gardens are beautiful this time of year, with as much rain as we have had, there was no shortage of fun things to draw. I am particularly fond of succulents, for their mandala-like qualities.

Whew! Busy week! Fun Week.

And off to finish that other journal cover for tomorrow’s class.


11 thoughts on “Quill You Be My Valentine?

  1. How fun to have met up with Suzanne! You’ve had another busy and productive week. Your boxed “V” is spectacular and the quilling class looks like great fun. I’m sure “whomever” gets that lovely Valentangle will surely ADORE it! Very beautiful!

    I am also a succulent fan… What a gorgeous place to take a class!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my submission this week and for leaving such a kind comment. You made my day!

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  2. A very fulfilling week, I see – gotta love what Zentangle gives us! I ‘specially love your quilled Valentangle! So unique and pretty and I love the way the colours stand out on the black!

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  3. How wonderful it must have been to visit with Suzanne! Wow! Quilting looks like so much Work! I love the black tiles from class. The boxed letter V is amazing!

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  4. All of your work is beautiful and looks like the class had a great time too. I found it interesting that you chose to use quilling because in our tangle meetup on Sunday, we were discussing quilling there too. I may have to go back and do some again….now where did I put the supplies for that one *giggle* Anyway, love your Valentangle and I LOVE the succulents. About the only thing that I can actually grow are philodendrom (sp?) but I’ve been known to kill a few of those too.

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