Today, I went to my third Zentangle class. It was called Black Tile Zentangle, The instructor, Aleesha Sattva, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). The class was in her very Zen condo in Burnaby. There was one other lady in the class (she was also at the first class, too). We each received a black tile basics kit to use and take home. The kit included black tiles, a Sakura Gelly Roll 08 White pen, a Zenstone (soapstone used to shade), and a tortillion. Also, because I had sign up for the class by a certain date, I received a special gift of 12 black tiles (score!). Today, I purchased a uni-ball signo broad white pen.
Once again, I enjoyed the class today, but I think I prefer white tiles and black pens more. Can't wait for the next class...Watercolours!
Black Tile Zentangle Class Tile #1
Ribbon's inspired by Aleesha
Black Tile Zentangle Class Tile #2
Black Tile Zentangle Class Tile #3
Centre Squares inspired by Aleesha
Alternative for Knight's Bridge
Playing at home with new tools and tangles learned at the Black Tile Class
When I first started Zentangling, I did not enjoy shading. I found it very difficult. I pick up Cris Letourneau's book Made in the Shade: a Zentangle Workbook at Aleesha's Beyond the Basics Zentangle Class, and after a little practice and working my way through the book, I am in awe of how shading can completely transform a tangle. Below is a sample from the book.
Today, I went to my second Zentangle class. It was called Beyond the Basics Zentangle, and once again, I loved it! The instructor, Aleesha Sattva, is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). The class was in her very Zen condo in Burnaby. There were three other ladies in the class. We had the most amazing ginger tea! We had the option to either take home another basics kit, or trade the new basics kit for 10 white tiles. Since I had purchased a few pens from Opus and was getting low on tiles, I opted for the extra tiles. Also, because I had sign up for the class by a certain date, I received a special gift of 12 white tiles (score!). Today, I purchased some bijou tiles (small white tiles) and a book on shading called Made in the Shade; a Zentangle Workbook by Cris Letourneau . Once again, I left the Zentangle class feeling so excited and inspired! Can't wait for the next class...Black Tiles!
Beyond the Basics Zentangle Class Tile #1
Beyond the Basics Zentangle Class Tile #2
Beyond the Basics Zentangle Class Tile #3
*Bijou tile popped up
Beyond the Basics Zentangle Class Tile #4
I decided I needed a way to organize and remember the tangles I have learned. I searched the internet for different ideas, but everything I found was either very expensive, not my style, or would be difficult to get. So I looked at what I had at home.
I found in my office, an unopened package of staples business cards (matte white). I remember from my ttocing days that you can buy heavy duty plastic sleeves for business cards, so I did a couple of staples.ca searches and came up with the exact sleeves I wanted for the exact small binder I had. It was a match made in heaven. Also, because of the type of paper the business cards are I chose to purchase pens specifically for them rather than use my Microns. Any day I get to order pens (of any type) is an exciting day for me.
I think the finished product looks great!