At the end of April, Momma Deb, Andrew and I travelled to Portland, Oregon so I could attend Tangle U, a "continuing education event" for CZTs. I had the opportunity to learn new techniques and ideas from master CZTs. There were close to 130 CZTs in attendance from all over Canada and the United States.
The CZT community is a very creative, supportive and welcoming one. It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to reconnect with some of the CZTs who I attended seminar 26 with, as well as those who I have met at other tangling events. It was also exciting to finally meet so many CZTs who I have only connected with online. Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures were everyone, but here are a few I remembered to take!
During the four day event, I had the opportunity to attend 6 core classes and 2 optional classes. Those classes included Marie Browning's Shading with TomBow Tutorials and Forest in the Park ZIA, Sampada Agarwal's Chalk Art, Tess Imobersteg's Don't Be Afraid of the Water, Eni Oken's Starfish, Annie Reiser's Charming Tiny Tangles, Kim Vanzyll's Linen Panel, and Brain Crimmins' Dynamic Dingbatz.
I loved the opportunity to try new supplies and materials, learn new techniques, and observe and take note of master CZTs teaching styles. It was so exciting how much I was able to add to my skill set in just four days. Below are a few pics of some of the projects I began working on. I look forward to finishing them soon.
If attending classes wasn't amazing enough, there was also a Zenbutton Swap, Pop Up Gallery Displays, a Sky Mall (a place for CZT to sell their goods), and Open Studio Time.
This year's swap was called "Circling the Word". Before arriving at Tangle U, CZTs created Zenbuttons, Spundalas, and Zendalas. Once at Tangle U, we handed our creations in and a beautiful mosaic was created.
The top row of Zenbuttons were created by me. The bottom row of Zenbuttons were created by Chris Titus (organizer of the swap), Angie Gittles, and Cassandra Sagan.
Karen Sandoval, Pegi Schargal, and Sue Jacobs all did wonderful displays for the Pop Up Gallery. Very inspiring!
I have so much gratitude and appreciation for having the opportunity to attend Tangle U 2018 in Portland, Oregon. It was four days filled with so much joy, growth, and creativity. I'm so intrigued and inspired to set up, plan, and organize future classes. I can't wait to share all my new knowledge with all those who are interested! Stay tuned!