CZT 7 – Day 1!


So it turns out that training to teach Zentangle┬« is sooo much fun. I wasn’t really expecting it to be arduous or boring, but it has surpassed my expectations of inspiration. I am so pumped up and raring to go! In our first day we have drawn and tangled so many tiles and even our bags, shirts and name tags! I can’t wait for what tomorrow brings.. but until then here are a few photos I can share with you. =)

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Me and Terry found this huge mural on a building a couple blocks over. It was designed by Shepard Fairey but put up by someone else. Shepard went to RISD here in Rhode Island so it’s not a big surprise that he’s got some wall space. =) And.. I don’t know that you can see it real well in this picture but try to see how the entire wardrobe leans forward… When you open the doors the TV rolls right out at you and it feels like the whole thing will topple down on you! A lot of things are a little bit slanted here at the hotel.

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I’m sure everyone’s noticed our hallway floor by now, but it’s a lovely little pattern. You can make the flowers however you like. I was able to re-create it pretty simply by making a grid of the flowers and then running “s” shapes between them. Perhaps I will try to use it in the workshops tomorrow.. Or perhaps on my bag!

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And one last thing is the bag! We were each given a canvas bag with all sorts of goodies inside and then this evening they showed us some good pens (Sakura IDenti Pen – actually worked real well!) to decorate our new accessories. Maria was awesome and sat for a while lettering our initials on our bags. The K you see is hers. I added the border lines and leaves. I still have more to add but I’m taking it slow. I think I will tackle the sides next. Maybe I can post an up close picture later on when it’s finished so you can see the grey shading on it too. =)

Happy Tangling!

Posted on: October 13, 2011