April 2015 News…
This Spring I am offering a variety of classes in Campbell River, Parksville, and Ladysmith. It has been a delightfully busy winter, teaching from my home studio in Campbell River, in Ladysmith, and for the School District in their eblend homeschooled, and alternate school programs. I have had the privilege to meet so many wonderful people, and share my love of art.
Also I have been getting together with the TANGLE ISLAND CZT’ team including the renowned Marie Browning, to fine tune the amazing retreat we are offering in Parksville at the Beach Club September 18th , 19th, and 20th.. I promise you this is going to be a delightful and inspiring weekend …A Zentangle retreat on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest, on the edge of a rainforest, within view of snow-capped mountains, overlooking a spectacular sandy beach, pampered in a luxury resort, learning, meeting and sharing with other Zenthusiasts! Registrations are filling up so check it out …For more information see the link on my website, or go to tangleisland.blogspot.ca
To my delight I have heard form many students, and received photo’s of their lovely art work and journaling. Many have spoken to me about how Zentangle has helped them relax, or held them up thru some of life’s more difficult challenges. It truly is a practice that seems to help us be present in the moment, release our stresses,, and discover the joys of our own life. As Rick and Maria explain it:
If life is an art form and then the Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.
And yes… I too have been ‘Spring Cleaning’ and my home studio has a more open feel to it as I endeavored to move out everything that wasn’t studio, and reorganized my art supplies. In the process, after listening to feedback from students, I also reorganized my Beyond Basics class into two parts, (102 & 103) allowing for a more in depth focus exploring some of the advanced nuances and fun possibilities in tangling. I am excited to share this! I am offering this as two classes for both in a one or two day format)
Remember if you have taken a class, and wish for a refresher, you are welcome to sit in again for free …as long as there is space.. 🙂
Happy Tangling, and I look forward to sharing my love of this beautiful practice with you…Jerryann