While visiting a friend in Penticton earlier this week, I spotted a package of "decorating eggs" she had purchased from Walmart for her children to decorate for Easter. Right away, I thought..."I could tangle those eggs", and "I wonder if I could use water colour crayons or Twinkling H2Os on them?" That night, I stopped by Walmart and picked up two packages of "decorating eggs".
Over the next few days, I began playing with the "eggs". I loved using watercolour crayons and twinkling H2Os to "dye" the eggs. The sparkle the twinkling H2Os gave the egg were amazing! At first I was nervous to use my micron pen to tangle the eggs, so I used a ultra fine sharpie. It seemed to work, however there were times when the ink would bleed. So I tried my apprentice pen. I really liked the control I had with the apprentice pen.
I found tangling on the eggs to be very awkward. To alleviate my frustration, I tangled on tiles in between each egg. I think for my first eggtangling experience they turned out pretty well.
Happy Easter Everyone!
I did it! Dashtangles is out there in the world...the social media world at least! Eeek! You can now follow Dastangles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! In just 24hrs, almost 40 people liked Dashtangles Facebook Page! Thank you all for your support!
I am so excited! Today, I registered for Tangle Island. It is a Zentangle retreat being held in Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island on June 4 and 5. Click on the butterfly below for more information.
I've been feeling a little bit under the weather, so, Momma Deb made me some homemade chicken soup (granny's recipe). While she was peeling the carrots, I got inspired to try using the juice of the carrots to create a string (similar to how we used wine and tea in my Watercolour class). First, we boiled down the peels of the carrots, then we let it cool in a dish. Next, using various circular bowls, cups, etc found in the cupboards we started creating strings. Once the strings were dry, we cut the larger sheets into tiles and started tangling. The final result was beautiful, and of course, the chicken soup was delicious!
Today, I arrived in Penticton, BC to visit Momma Deb and share what I have been learning the last 3 months since she introduced me to Zentangle. Things got really exciting when she brought out her watercolour supplies from her Stampin Up! days. I loved using the Watercolour Wonder Crayons and Twinkling H20s.
I got mail! On our way home from Las Vegas yesterday, we picked up my first package from my USA mailbox at Pulse Packaging. I ordered from Zentangle.com a beginner's Zentangle Kit for momma Deb, 55 white Zentangle tiles, and a package of 24 pre-strung Zentangle tiles.
Today, I stopped by Opus Art Supplies Store and picked up a Tran Pencil Case for 48 to help organize and protect my pens and pencils. I love the rows of elastic loops.
Today, I went to my fourth and final "in-person" Zentangle class with, Aleesha Sattva. It was called Watercolour Class. There were three other ladies in the class (one who has attended most of the same classes as me). We brought our basic kits, and at each of our spot there was a Sakura Glaze 3D clear gloss ink pen, a watercolour waterbrush, and various sizes of pre-watercoloured white paper that Aleesha had pre-done for us, as well as, various sizes of blank white watercolour paper that we would be watercolouring. Today, I purchased a Sakura Glaze 3D clear gloss ink pen and a watercolour waterbrush. At the end of class, Aleesha very generously gave us each a Twinkling H20 to take home (I received two..yay me!)
We learned a lot today! We learned many options and techniques for watercolouring. My favourite options were the Sakura Koi Watercolour Pocket Field Sketch Box and the Twinkling H20s. I also thoroughly enjoyed creating strings using tea and wine.
It was so much fun learning to do watercolours, however, I was very sad when it was done because I would no long be able to take another "in person" class with Aleesha. Although I am very happy for her and her upcoming travels, I am sad that her creative and inspiring energy will be moving over 11,000 km away.
I have a lot of gratitude that words can't really express for the opportunities I have had over the last 3 months, and I am very excited to see how the rest of my creative journey unfolds.
On a happy note...Aleesha agreed to offer Zentangle classes via Skype once she is all settled. YAY!
Watercolour Zentangle Class Tile #1
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The Watercolour backgrounds I created
(before I cut them into tiles)
Playing at home with new tools and tangles learned at the Watercolour Class (watercolouring on these tiles was done by Aleesha)
Playing at home with new tools and tangles learned at the Watercolour Class (watercolouring on these tiles was done by me)
String made from Red Wine