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Zentangle Class 2012

I took a Zentangle class through HVCC Community & Professional Education non credit classes.
https://www.hvcc.edu/communityed/index.html

Here is what I learned and it is very relaxing doing it. It looks like a lot but the instructor Cindy Bishop walks you through every stroke so it is quite easy.

Here is the information about the class from the online site at HVCC.

Zentangle® 101: The Basics
The Zentangle ® method is a fun and relaxing way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, Zentangle was designed with the non-artist in mind. Zentangle has been shown to relieve stress and anxiety by boosting focus and creativity. It provides artistic satisfaction and an overall sense of personal well-being. Each participant will learn approximately 3 - 4 'tangles' per session. The Zentangle method is enjoyed the world over, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. "Anything is possible, one stroke at a time…

Hooked on Zentangle - 2012

Recently this year became hooked on Zentangle. What is Zentangle you ask? Here are a few links below that break it down for you. It is very relaxing and it is doodling in my mind to where it becomes art. I took a class by certified instructor in the area and enjoyed it a lot. I will try to post more of my art later but here is a card I made for a friend for her birthday. She is a fan of fall and I was in a rush to get this done to create this so I was short on time.
http://tanglepatterns.com/zentangles/what-is-a-zentangle
http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-zentangle


Kirigami/Paper cut Christmas Trees - 2012

Kirigami paper cut Christmas trees. I cut them out and then glued them together and then displayed them at work on a shelf. I added the Christmas cards co-workers gave me and put them behind the trees. Here is the link to learn how to make your own trees.
http://craftfloozy.wordpress.com/?s=tree
http://ninuskan.blogspot.com/2010/12/pitsinen-paperikuusi.html
http://miniatures.about.com/od/printableminiatureproject/ss/cutpapertree.htm




December 2012 Christmas Book Page Wreaths

Book page wreaths: made 7 wreaths different colors, with feathers that came with tiny bells, then bought wire ribbon and shaped bows and added them to the wreath. My mother and I went to a library workshop on how to make book page wreaths that was free. Mom made the cone shapes for the book pages and I added the other parts. I sold these to co-workers for $20 and sold 5. In the future I may make more for craft fair in the future.