When students surpass their teachers . . . . It's thrilling to see what folks created for Laura Harms' 100th challenge with divadance. Imagine the tangles of the future. They will be increasingly difficult to find (we had it easy to get all the simple ones in!). But, oh, they will be spectacular! Just look at how Zentangle has blossomed in the last few years . . . unfettered creativity coming out of people, many of whom never knew it was within all along. Throughout this Zentangle community we see directions and inspirations we never considered along with enthusiastic passion and creativity. Your Zentangle inspired art creates an exquisite positive feedback loop that inspires us all. It was only fitting that we also be part of this challenge. We feel that it's our service to society to enable anyone to discover and inspire their artist within and then to go beyond what we have accomplished. It's the way of this world. Thank you so much for playing with us and each other on this ongoing and unfolding Zentangle adventure. Thank you for your inspiration. Click image for large view.
In our 12th Day of Christmas blog we "lit" our Christmas tree. We told you we'd tell you how we did it in our next blog. Here is a view of three Christmas trees Maria tangled on Zentangle Zendala tiles: Here they are lit: We accomplished all this by tangling them with Sakura® Gelly Roll® Moonlight® pens. Certain colors of these pens fluoresce under a UV light. For instance, here is a view with a UV flashlight turned off: And here is that same view with the UV flashlight turned on: We discovered another neat aspect of UV light as we were playing around. If you use a regular white Gelly Roll pen on an original white Zentangle tile, you can't easily see it in regular light. But when you illuminate it with a UV light you can see the "secret" message! In this case: Merry Christmas Happy New Year Seasons' Greetings Happy Holidays and two of our year-round favorite words: Passion & Gratitude Such fun! Check out the newsletter associated with this blog post for a list of the prize winners of our 12 Days of Christmas blog series. All of us here wish you and yours a wonder-full year in 2014! Click images for larger views.
We just sent out this newsletter opening our registration for our October 12 - 15 Certified Zentangle Teacher Seminar. If you are interested in attending, please go to the newsletter for the registration form. Our trainings usually fill up pretty quickly. In that same newsletter we also showed a couple of neat Zentangle creations. We're reproducing them here so you see them more closely. Enjoy! Click images for larger view