Doubtful beginnings; delightful endings

How has your week been? I’ve been working on fall classes and trying out some different art techniques, and of course, doing one Zentangle a day! I came across this tile when I went to put away the watercolour backgrounds I’d worked on this week. The tile...

So what’s a 3Z and what do you do with it?

What can you do with triangular tiles that you can’t do with square ones?  Turns out, there’s a lot! 3Z tiles are 3.5″ on all three sides.  The overall size is smaller than the traditional square tiles, and the dot-border-string way of...

Process or Outcome?

As we move through various phases of our lives, it seems that we are always revisiting things we have learned but in a different context.  Focusing on ‘process’ over ‘outcome’ is one of those things for me.  Learning about Zentangle...

Expanding Horizons

One of my favourite ‘aha’ moments comes when a student starts the class by telling me they aren’t very good.  “Don’t expect much,” they might apologise with a self-deprecating laugh, “I can’t really draw.” But they’re willing to give it a...

Basic Black – the Highlights

There’s something intriguing about working on black tiles.  I think it’s the sense of working in reverse.  I’m old enough to remember photo negatives and what it looked like to see familiar faces and images with dark where light should be, and tangling on...

Summer is Coming!

It’s surprising how far ahead you have to plan to get your classes lined up.  I was working on my summer class schedule and that got me planning ahead for fall already.  Time flies! Before we talk about summer, I just want to remind you there are two...