TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks: Blog 2018-06-01T18:45:00Z (C) 2004-2018 TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks 2018 Class Schedule

Woot Woot, it's time to unveil the Zentangle Class Schedule for 2018!

Where: University Art, 2601 J Street, Sacramento

Cost: $35, materials included

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm, free street parking

Dates: The following Sundays...

January 28th - Zentangle Basics

If you have just heard about Zentangle, been working thru the many books out there, or have been tangling for years, this Basics class is just for you. You will get the history of Zentangle, we will go thru the 8 Steps of the method as you learn 8 tangles and complete 1-2 tiles. There is absolutely no experience required. You do not need to know how to draw. With this step-by-step pattern drawing method, there are no mistakes. Learning from a CZT in person is a unique experience and you will soon be completely in love and crazy for Zentangle.

February 4th - Reticula & Fragments

If you have the 'Zentangle Primer vol 1' book, you know that Reticula & Fragments can lead to exciting patterns. For those that do not have the book, Reticula is a type of grid, but it doesn't have to be a square or rectangle. The definition is "a fine network or netlike structure." This is the net that lets you contain your Fragments. Fragments are pieces of tangles that you can turn this way and that to create very cool patterns. Joining me in your introduction to this great process is CZT Jodi Ballenger.

March 18th - Shades of Gray

CZT Sonya Yencer created a lesson called "14 Shades of Gray". I will guide you through this process which focuses on shading, gradation and attention to detail. And, you get to use an eraser without feeling guilty!

April 29th - Zentangle Basics

See description for January 28th.

June 24th - Morphing and Comingling Tangles

This class will help you let your tangles loose from their strings. Tangles will talk to each other and they will have deep conversations. Tangles will start out alone on one side of the tile and by the time they get to the other side, they will have many friends. You will morph one tangle into another and interweave different tangles. This is a very freeing class and will push your limits if you are used to drawing within the lines.

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July 29th - Zendala & Chakra

Joined by my wonderful friend and yogi, Ann DaPrato of Rise Wellness, we will use a Zendala to draw out the Chakra's. I will take you thru the tangles, while Ann takes you thru the Chakra's. It's a match made in heaven and you don't want to miss it.

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August 26th - Zentangle Basics

See description for January 28th.

October 28th - Pumpkin Class

This is a favorite for many students. You will learn fun & spooky tangles and then use them on a craft pumpkin that you can use for many years to come.

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November 11th - Cards & Tags (and more for the Holidays)

We will tangle cards and tags for all occasions, including getting a head start on the holiday season.


* May and December - No Classes scheduled.


ZenAngelZenAngelWings by Maria Thomas


Thanks so much for your support!



TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2017-11-26T23:28:00Z 2017-11-26T23:28:00Z The Halloween Class is Almost Here!

That's right Tanglers, it's time to sign up for the Halloween Tangle Class!

This year we are switching from real pumpkins to craft pumpkins. Why? Because the real ones have a waxy coating and our pens do not like them at all. I have craft pumpkins in different colors and sizes waiting for your arrival on the day of class. First come, first serve!

As usual, I will have multi-colored Identi-pens for each table to share. We will start by tangling some new patterns and old favorites on practice pumpkin paper and then switch to the craft pumpkins when you are comfortable.

This is seriously the best class of the year, I hope you can make it!


Where: University Art, 2601 J Street, Sacramento

When: October 29th, 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cost: $35 includes materials

**Zentangle experience is required**

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Tangle on!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2017-10-04T16:48:24Z 2017-10-04T16:48:24Z Launch of Traveling Tangle Project is a HIT!

Somewhere around Christmas, I asked my students if they would be interested in participating in a Traveling Tangle Project. After explaining what this meant, a few students got to work and the results are below!

The Traveling Tangle Project starts when Tangler A grabs a tile and starts it off with a border, a string, and a tangle or two. Then they send this tile to Tangler B who completes the tile by adding their own tangles. At the same time, Tangler B is starting off a new tile the same way to send it off to Tangler A. As far as shading, each tangler can shade their own tangles or the first Tangler can leave it up to second Tangler to shade the entire tile. The main rule is that when you receive a Traveling Tangle tile, you take a Before picture and when you are done you take an After picture, then send them both to me.

This collaboration is always exciting! We have Tanglers that like curvy lines paired up with Tanglers that like grids...think of the possibilities! There are Tanglers that use thick pens to draw, but what happens when that tile is sent to a Tangler that normally uses a thin pen? It's all magic and exciting!

If you want to join our Traveling Tangle Project, send me an email with your name and address and I will get you started.

Hover over each picture below for the tangler's names!


Cynthia and LynneCynthia and LynneCynthia's start

Cynthia and LynneCynthia and LynneLynne's finish

Deb and LynneDeb and LynneDeb's start

Deb and LynneDeb and LynneLynne's finish

Lynne and DebLynne and DebLynne's start
Lynne and DebLynne and DebDeb's finish

EllynRose and CynthiaEllynRose and CynthiaEllynRose's start EllynRose and CynthiaEllynRose and CynthiaCynthia's finish

EllynRose and KimEllynRose and KimEllynRose's start EllynRose and KimEllynRose and KimKim's finish

Jodi and DebJodi and DebJodi's start Jodi and DebJodi and DebDeb's finish

EllynRose and LynneEllynRose and LynneEllynRose's start EllynRose and LynneEllynRose and LynneLynne's finish

Kim and EllynRoseKim and EllynRoseKim's start Kim and EllynRoseKim and EllynRoseEllynRose's finish

Lynne and CynthiaLynne and CynthiaLynne's start Lynne and CynthiaLynne and CynthiaCynthia's finish

Lynne and EllynRoseLynne and EllynRoseLynne's start Lynne and EllynRoseLynne and EllynRoseEllynRose's finish

Lynne and KimLynne and KimLynne's start Lynne and KimLynne and KimKim's finish

Cynthia and LynneCynthia and LynneCynthia's start Cynthia and LynneCynthia and LynneLynne's finish

Jodi and KimJodi and KimJodi's start

Jodi and KimJodi and KimKim's finish

TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2017-02-20T18:03:04Z 2017-02-20T18:03:04Z Class Pictures

I have some class pictures that never made it the blog, so today is catch-up day!

First up is from the Holiday class at University Art. Unfortunately only one picture was taken as we were having such a tangling good time, but fortunately it shows a beautifully completed ornament and one in progress.


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Next up, a few young ladies at the Montessori school my friend Aimee teaches at sent me a request for a Basics class. It was a Friday night and we had a lot of fun! So much fun that I also received my first thank you note! Right back atcha Logan, Brianna and Kelly!

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Next up was a demo at the Dillard school in Wilton. They were having their annual art show displaying really fabulous art that the kids created. One of my student's, Tifany Cannon teaches there and invited me to demo. My table was full of young artists!

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It's been fun tangling in different locations and seeing new faces these past few months!

Next up is a Zentangle Basics class at University Art on J Street in Sacramento on February 26th. I hope to see you there!

Tangle On!



TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2017-02-20T17:11:37Z 2017-02-20T17:11:37Z Halloween Tangling

We had a spooky good time in the Halloween class this year! I really did my homework and kicked out more than a dozen creepy tangles to the students. Everyone chose a real pumpkin to tangle on, as well as a gift bag filled with candy, skulls, painted wood Halloween cut-outs and more! 

We started by learning some tangles and then practicing them on paper pumpkins. Then everyone grabbed their mini-pumpkin and had a tangling good time!

I think this class is my favorite and I look forward to it each year!

Check out the beautiful tangles everyone created...

Tangled Craft PumpkinBy Kim Kohler

Tangled Craft PumpkinBy Kim Kohler

Mini-Pumpkin TanglingBy Ellynrose Mini-Pumpkin TanglingBy Deb

Mini-Pumpkin TanglingBy Ann Tangles GaloreDeciding which tangles to use was tough! Mini-Pumpkin TanglingTesting out multiple tangles! Spooky TanglesBy Ann Spooky TreatsFun Give-Aways to Tangle On Wood Skull with 'N ZeppelBy Kim Kohler Mini-Pumpkin TanglingBy Deb

Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-11-06T18:32:00Z 2016-11-06T18:32:00Z Last Basics Class of the Year

Woot Woot!

I had a great time teaching the last basics class of the year at University Art! These new Zentangle enthusiasts had a great time learning about the history of the Zentangle method while we created a regular 3.5" tile and a little Bijou 2" tile. There was much laughter in the entire process, which I love!

In fact, I have been having a flare up for almost 2 weeks and my hands and fingers hurt very badly. When the flare ups come on, it's hard to make me laugh. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to teach to the level I am used to normally. But the students and I connected right away and made me forget about the pain for 3 hours. 

I am so grateful to have found Zentangle and to have had the opportunity to go to the Seminar in Rhode Island, meet Rick, Maria, Molly, Martha and the whole gang. I can't tell you how much it has enriched my life and helped me thru the hard days.

Anyway, here are the beautiful tiles they created. I think it's a great way to end the Basics for 2016!

Aquafleur on BijouAquafleur on BijouUniversity Arts Basic Class


Crescent Moon, 'N Zeppel, Hollibaugh and Knights Bridge on 3.5" TileCrescent Moon, 'N Zeppel, Hollibaugh and Knights Bridge on 3.5" TileBasics Class at University Art


Coming up on October 23rd is the Great Pumpkin Zentangle Class! 

Coming up on November 20th is the Holiday Ornament Class!

If you have taken the Basics from me or another CZT, email me to sign up for these classes!

Until next time, Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-10-01T18:53:33Z 2016-10-01T18:53:33Z First Zentangle Meet-up = SUCCESS!


Thank you to those who came to JoAnn’s Fabric in Elk Grove today for our first meet-up! It was an overwhelming success! We were sharing art, stories, new books and it was so fun that I did not even finish one tiny little tangle! We even had 3 CZT’s there: myself, Chris Leach and Jodi Ballenger!

So we are definitely going to make this a monthly thing. I have already called JoAnn’s and started the process, but I need to wait for confirmation that the dates are open. In the mean time, here are a few things we agreed were awesome and wanted to share:
The Great Zentangle Book by Beate Winkler, CZT: So of course it has some of your standard tangles, but what I liked about it, is that it also showed tangleations….fun ways you can use the tangles differently. (I think there were 3 of us that ordered it during our meet-up!)
Danette Smith’s Rotating Table Top Easels: Perfect for tiles! It's portable, it rotates and the incline is adjustable, what more can you ask for!
So, back to the meet-ups...they are open to everyone. If you have friends that haven’t taken a class but want to tangle, they can come along as well. They are free! I will not be teaching, but you can ask questions if you are stumped on something. We are shooting for the 2nd Sunday of each month and as soon as the dates are set, I will post them in the Class Calendar. 
Tangle On!
TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-09-11T21:53:33Z 2016-09-11T21:53:33Z Black Tile Class!

So you already know I'm a late poster. Well, throw in a vacation in Kaua'i, Hawaii, and I am a REALLY late poster. I am back and full of Aloha, so I wanted to post some pictures of the Black Tile class at University Art that was held on July 29th.

It was an awesome class, full of challenges and inspiration. Let's talk about Paradox... This tangle always gives folks the heebie-jeebies, so I like to teach it and get them over the hill. We drew Tripoli inspired triangles and then filled some of them with Paradox. At the end, there were still some who loathed it, but more that loved it!

Then we used the Zen Stone to create a gray space on half of a tile. We used Flux and Courant on the black side and Flux and Ibex on the gray side. Finally, we grabbed a black Bijou tile and played with Panzee.

See below for class tiles as well as a couple of tiles sent to me after the class.


Photo/Artwork by Cynthia WhelanPhoto/Artwork by Cynthia WhelanPhoto/Artwork by Cynthia Whelan


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Tripoli / Paradox MosaicTripoli / Paradox MosaicTripoli / Paradox Mosaic Flux / Courant / Ibex MosaicFlux / Courant / Ibex MosaicFlux / Courant / Ibex Mosaic


Panzee MosaicPanzee MosaicPanzee Mosaic

Photo/Artwork by Fanny CrousePhoto/Artwork by Fanny CrousePhoto/Artwork by Fanny Crouse

Close-up of Flux / Ibex / CourantClose-up of Flux / Ibex / CourantClose-up of Flux / Ibex / Courant Close-up of Tripoli / ParadoxClose-up of Tripoli / ParadoxClose-up of Tripoli / Paradox

TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-08-17T01:05:26Z 2016-08-17T01:05:26Z The Basics at Wackford Community Center

Another wonderful class is in the books! I had 5 lovely ladies yesterday for the Basics class at Wackford Community Center. We had a great time while they learned the basics and were amazed at their talent! No matter how much I tell folks that they CAN DO THIS, they are always surprised to find out exactly how easy it is to make incredible art!

Thank you ladies for a wonderful afternoon!

Here are the beautiful results from the class....

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Aquafleur on BijouAquafleur on BijouAquafleur on Bijou

Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-07-17T18:45:28Z 2016-07-17T18:45:28Z Zentangle in June

Well, it's been a great month for tangling! We have had the heat move in, so having some Zentangle fun indoors was the way to go for sure! I had 3 classes in June, a youth and adult class at the Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove and then an all inclusive class at University Art in Sacramento.

The kids were awesome! I had two sisters who decided to try the class after their older sister had taken the basics from me. And I had two boys that really enjoyed themselves. I love it when kids start shading the tangles and the oohs and aahs come out!

I present their tiles to you!

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The adults that day were equally awesome! They were having a lot of fun and we even had enough time for TWO tiles!

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Second Adult TileSecond Adult TileSecond Adult Tile


The next class at University Art had 7 folks, young and not as young. They all had a great time learning about Zentangle and then practicing their newly found art!

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I hope you like all of their spectacular art! Please go to the Zentangle page and check out upcoming classes for both Basics and Beyond.

Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-07-02T16:16:24Z 2016-07-02T16:16:24Z Zentangle at UArt

You know, I can be having a really difficult morning with body pain, hand pain, headache, whatever....but the moment the students start walking in for the class, it just uplifts me! The students are so open and curious and ready for discovery that it brings those same things up for me. That's why it never gets old teaching the basics. Each person brings something new to the playing field.

Almost all of the ladies in this basics class said they had never used the Zentangle art method before! At least one, had just seen the email blast from University Art (which displays a couple of my tiles) and said, what the heck, I'm going to take the class!

That's all it really takes to learn this wonderful, deliberate, meditative drawing process...a little curiosity, and about 3 hours. Trust me when I say the 3 hours flys by and you won't want to stop!

Take a look at this class' beautiful tiles! Then go to my Zentangle page and sign up for a class. You won't be sorry!

A regular tile is 3.5"x3.5" and we have used a 'Z' string to fit 4 awesome tangles (patterns). Tangles are: Hollibaugh, 'N Zeppel, Knights Bridge and Crescent Moon

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The Bijou tile is 2"x2" and is just the right size for a mono-tangle (single tangle pattern on one tile). We used a tangleation of Aquafleur for these tiles. A tangleation is when you draw a tangle with your own twist on it.

Bijou - AquafleurBijou - AquafleurBijou - Aquafleur

I'd love to see you at my next Basics class. You need to take the Basics class to then take the Beyond classes. I've got some great Beyond classes coming up too: Black Tiles, real pumpkins for Halloween, ornaments and cards for the don't want to miss it!

TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-05-28T22:33:02Z 2016-05-28T22:33:02Z A Conversation with ME from ZTHQ

When I went to Rhode Island to become a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), I had a heartwarming experience. It opened my eyes and heart to what this art method has to offer. Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and their whole family are such wonderful and giving people. I seriously either wanted to move into their home, or take them home with me!

We were asked if we wanted to be in a video about what ZT means to us, so I volunteered. I've been waiting patiently to see if they would put it up on their YouTube channel and it finally happened!

Here is 'A Conversation with Kim Kohler, CZT'



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Note: I was going to do a separate blog about the new products that ZTHQ is coming out with, but I can't good pictures of them. If you are interested, keep an eye on the Zentangle website above and click on NEW items. I will have some samples at my next class if you want to see them in person!

Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-05-07T18:02:23Z 2016-05-07T18:02:23Z Zendala Class

So, I have to start out by saying that I had never actually completed a Zendala before prepping for the class on April 24th. Yes, even when I was in Rhode Island becoming a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher), I had only done a partial tile. As with the black tiles, they intimidated me a little bit. I knew I couldn't just wing it when teaching a class, so I settled in with my black micron 01, my graphite pencil, my tortillon and a couple of Zendalas.

I looked at some of the beautiful work others were doing online and started to think about my lesson plan, then I remembered that Molly created a lesson plan for Zendalas, so I scurried on over to HQ, I followed her lesson with a few alterations and lo and behold, I had created not one, but two Zendalas and they were awesome!

The students really loved creating their own Zendalas and I think they turned out beautifully! Below, you can see the first tiles that they created.

By the way, ladies, if you have finished your second tile, please share it with me so I can add it to this post!

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Keep Calm and Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-05-01T20:59:48Z 2016-05-01T20:59:48Z Blogger FAIL

This is why I don't identify myself as a Blogger. I have had three classes and this is the first post since 03.12.16.

Anyway, let's get on with it shall we!

On 03.12.16 I taught a Basics class at University Art. We had a tangling good time! I usually use the same tangles for Basics, but I threw cadent in there and it went over very well. Lots of fun!

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On 04.03.16 I taught a private class for teachers at the Shalom School in Sacramento. It was quite a bit of fun! I definitely changed up the Basics tangles as Nancy and Ruthie had taken the Yoga class already and Nancy had also taken a Basics class before with me. Oh, yes, Nancy is HOOKED on Zentangle...specifically Bijou! That reminds me, I need to wrap up more Bijou tiles for the Beyond class coming up because these ladies just about cleaned me out!

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And finally, I had a class on 04.16.16 at the Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove. Small class of two, but that just made it nice and intimate. Brynn and Savannah (8) did a great job on their tiles! Savannah is thinking about coming to the Zendala class next Sunday at University Art! Another student HOOKED on Zentangle. I just LOVE it!

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I PROMISE to do the blog more timely after the Zendala class! Until next time, Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-04-18T15:55:15Z 2016-04-18T15:55:15Z Zentangle & Yoga: The perfect duet

Yesterday I taught a class with my yogi friend, Ann, combining Yoga with Zentangle. Ann owns Rise Wellness ( in the Greenhaven/Pocket area of Sacramento. This is the 2nd time we have taught this class.

It's obvious that Zentangle and Yoga are a perfect duet! Ann likes to call Zentangle a Moving Meditation and I can't agree with her more. 

We had a small class of 6, and after a brief introduction to Zentangle, Ann led the class in some breathing and stretching. Then I took over and we started our first tile. After a few tangles, we switched back to Ann for more fantastic stretching and breathing exercises which really kept everyone nice and loose for more drawing. We went on like that until the tile was finished!

A student, Nancy, who has been in a prior class of mine, brought some of her wonderful Bijou art to show. Everyone was drawn to her Phicops tangle! So when we were done with our last stretch, I asked her to be a guest teacher and show everyone how she creates this beautiful tangle. The results were awesome as you can see by the pictures.!

As always, it was a nice relaxing day with Zentangle and Yoga.

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TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-03-13T17:37:58Z 2016-03-13T17:37:58Z Feb 28th Class at UArt

Sorry for the late post! Why does there never seem to be enough time to do the things that we love to do? I love to work on my Zentangle art and my other mixed media endeavors, however it seems like all I have time for after work is eat sleep and repeat. Maybe it will be different in the summer time when it's lighter later into the evening. Oh well, I digress!

We had a small and wonderful class at University Art on Feb 28th. Apparently UA forgot to send out an e-blast to remind folks about the class...usually I'm full up with about 18 students! It was kind of fun teaching only 6 students!

Here are their Basics tiles and bottle cap magnets that they made!

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Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-03-13T17:21:38Z 2016-03-13T17:21:38Z Wowza -Was That Fun or What?

So wow! It was a full and boisterous class today at University Art! Sure there were times where the tanglers got quiet, but they also got quite rowdy too! I think it was a first for me to actually have to wrangle folks back to attention. Everyone was just so excited they couldn't sit still or stop talking about what they were learning. So much fun was had by all!

I'm glad blogs are about writing cause my voice is gone. You know you've had a good class when all you can think about is getting home to a nice tall glass of water and not talking for the rest of the night.

And the art was amazing, as you can see by the below. It's so much fun to see how differently people express themselves even though they were all following the same instructions. I just love it.

Enjoy the picture, and for any of my tanglers from today, if you want to send in a picture of your Bijou tile, please do and I will add it to the post.

Tangle On!


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Debra's BijouDebra's BijouAquafluer Paula's Bijou 1Paula's BijouAquafleur Paula's Bijou 2Paula's Bijou 2Arukas, Printemps, 'N Zeppel, Knight's Bridge

TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-02-01T01:26:04Z 2016-02-01T01:26:04Z A Zentangle Enthusiast

I was contacted by one of my students who wanted to have a private Zentangle Basics class at her house. Although Deborah has taken my Basics class AND Beyond Classes, she to share her passion of Zentangle with her friends. As the class got going it was very apparent that Deb just never stops talking about Zentangle to anyone she encounters. She has gone bonkers for ZT! 

The folks taking the class (11 of them!), had mostly only heard of ZT thru Deb and almost none had tried it before. After the class, most of them were hooked and Deb and I were both thrilled....but I think Deb was a little more thrilled. As her guests were leaving, she was handing out presents for them all and talking about a private Beyond Basics class for their next play date.

Thanks for the bookmark Deb, it's awesome!

It was a great day with great art and once again, lots of new tanglers in awe of the tiles they created One Stroke at a Time®.

Until next time..... Tangle On!

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TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2016-01-24T20:17:08Z 2016-01-24T20:17:08Z Holly Jolly Time

The Holiday class at Wackford was so fun! I enlisted the help of my niece because we had so many ornaments and cards to tangle. She is 11 years old and she helped me prepare the cards with cut-out reindeer, christmas trees, ornaments, stars and snowflakes. I was having a pretty bad pain day, so I needed all the help I could get with setting up for the days event. Her mom and a friend of the family ended up helping too. I had lots of elves to make the day run smoothly!

I taught a bunch of different tangles: Diva Dance Rock n Roll, Binial, Snowzags (with some Zendangles), Auraknot, Tripoli, Cosmo, Sprinkle, Laces and by special request Aquafleur.

Stay tuned for pictures, they are coming!


Until next time, Tangle On!


TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2015-12-20T19:38:57Z 2015-12-20T19:38:57Z Lodi Community Art Center

Yesterday I taught a Basics class at the Lodi Community Art Center. It was a smaller group than I usually have, but that made it nice and intimate. The time got away from me a bit but it was ok... We talked about cancer and how important it is to get a second opinion if you and your doctor are not seeing eye to eye. We talked about having a stroke in your 20's and how 30 years later you still struggle to find motivation to get off the couch and create. We talked about teaching kids and sharing space at art events because a single artist could easily be priced out.

It was definitely a different class for me and I wish we would have had 4 hours instead of 3 because I was having so much fun. I hope to see these ladies at a future Beyond class!

Here are their beautiful tiles, enjoy!


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TrailGirls - Zentangle & ArtWorks © 2004-2018 2015-11-22T18:31:30Z 2015-11-22T18:31:30Z