At first, I was disappointed that seminar was moving to a different location. I had read and heard so many amazing things from past CZTs about Hotel Providence where the first 25 seminars had been held. My disappointment faded when I read that this year's seminar would include lots of new material including two more class segments! And my disappointment was completely gone once I did a little more research into Hotel Biltmore. It looks stunning! It will also be neat to be apart of the first group of CZTs to graduate from the new location.
After a very quick phone call to the hubby at home, and a brief chat with Momma Deb (she was on the ferry with me) I registered to attend CZT Seminar #26. Shortly after, I received an email from Martha, at Zentangle Inc., confirming my registration and outlining various details. Then, I joined the CZT #26 FB group. This FB group is for future CZTs registered to attend the training seminar. It has been fun getting to know my fellow tanglers before the seminar. I try to connect with each person who comments in the group. There are people from all over the world, including Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Russia, Taiwan, and the USA. Of course, I am totally that girl posting a count down just in case people forget how many days are left until seminar. The thought of spending four days with like-minded tanglers who are passionate about learning the Zentangle Method leaves me feeling giddy.
A couple weeks ago, I received my Zentangle Seminar #26 Welcome package in the mail! It was a very exciting moment, and it just made everything coming up seem that much more real.
In preparation for the CZT Seminar #26, I have been working on creating tangled bookmarks that I can give out to people I would like to keep in contact with after seminar. It is not clear how many people will be attending my seminar, but in the past I have heard there can be well over 100 people. My goal is to create 100 tangled bookmarks that will include all my contact information on the back. I got a good start on my goal, while attending the BCTF AGM over Spring Break, but I still have many more to do.
Preparing for CZT Seminar #26 also inspired me to download/purchase the Zentangle Mosaic App. At first, I was a little intimidated by the app, the art work being posted was out of this world (it shows up on the "waterfall"). For me, I felt it was important that my entire collection of completed tiles be uploaded to the app. This took a long time to do (hours and days to be specific), but I am so happy I did it because now, when people ask me about Zentangle, I take my phone out and bring up the app. They can look at every single tile I have ever created, as well as beautiful art work from others. I was very nervous to post my first tiles I completed in my first basic Zentangle class, but I got over that as I was delighted to see how my tiles have evolved and changed over time. All my tiles are grouped into "mosaics". See a sneak peek below.
Within the app, you can "appreciate" an artist, or their tile. You can leave comments on other's tiles, and you can send private messages to an artist. I know there is much more I still need to learn about the Zentangle Mosaic app and I'm hoping to talk to others at the CZT Seminar #26 about their experiences with it. If you are looking for inspiration, I encourage you check out the Zentangle Mosaic App, and if you want to check out some of (or all 197 of) my tiles you can find them under Dashtangles. Happy Tangling!