Changes…and Noom

CharKat’s Creative Insanity is about to undergo a drastic reset! I can tell you this will benefit all those of you who wish  you could come take classes with me, but live far away…but that’s all I am going to tease!


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I attended the Path to Profit Creative Business Summit last weekend, and after almost 2 years in, I finally have a clearer view of what I should be doing for YOU! I highly recommend any creative entrepreneur attend this workshop (there is another one coming up in September!) You really will be doing yourself, and your business, a favor. Minette really knows her stuff, and knows how to find the best business you that will make your business shine and be profitable. And…you get to color and play and be around other creative people…even other Certified Zentangle Teachers!

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CZTs From Left to Right: Jean Mackie, Me, Minette Riordan, Ph.D., and Annette Carlo


I may or may not have gotten a little carried away with the tangle Noom this week. Diva Challenge #309 had us using it, and boy did I!

The first example is this lovely Renaissance Tan Zendala that is part of another journal page I am working on. It makes a lovely border, and I honestly was not trying to make my Mooka into an octopus, but it just happened!

Diva #309 OTL Zendala

Then, while I was finishing up my tiles for the TangleU swap, it worked it’s way in again!

Diva #309 TU Swap

I am really enjoying this tangle. It is so simple, but looks so awesome!


I had a few more cool tiles I did for my journal page I am working on, that I wanted to share too. Mono-tangles (just one tangle on the page) can be very striking, and a great way to practice tangles you are not sure about. And Bijou tiles are an excellent way to carry them off. Even an ATC (Artist Trading Card) size can be less intimidating than doing a whole time sometimes.


Lots to do today! Tangle On!

 

Blank Page Stare…

You know that feeling…blank with page…where do I start? I had that this morning as I am trying to shake the cobwebs and write. This week, I have to steal the moments to do my work/art related projects, as I am being visited by the most adorable 4 year old I know.

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So I am stealing a few moments to share this week’s Diva Challenge (#307). I was treated to a new tangle, Zingo, by Indy and Mazzy (Molly’s Daughters) on a special episode of Kitchen Table Tangles. I followed along on another one of my pretty shaving foam marbled tiles.

Diva #307


Yesterday, we also had a great get together with our Southern California Tangles group. We did a fun exercise of passing the tile, to complete these fun tiles.

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Each person started their string with 5 spaces, did the first tangle, and passed the tile. We had 2 groups of five, and it was great fun.


The Celtic Knot class last weekend was great fun, and everyone found my method really easy to learn. If you are sad because you could not be there, take heart. The kit with full instructions IS available! I will make a link later this week (I need to steal a few more minutes to re-edit some corrections into the instructions!)


And we have an awesome weekend workshop coming up with Risa Gettler on Visigothic Versals. Details are on the Calligraphy Page, but here is a sneak peek”

 

And now I am being summoned to go color with said 4 year old…