The last 4 week class for 2020 has just ended. Thank you so much to all the lovely people who joined me at St George & Sutherland Community College. Everyone made some beautiful pieces of art. I’m loving the journey and seeing everyone’s creative growth.
This year 2020 has been a crazy year and I think I can safely say “bring on 2021”. It has brought many changes to our lives about the way we work, live and interact with others and we have had to be flexible and adapt. It is ‘change’ that we often resist because we have to move from the ‘known’ to the ‘unknown’. It is fear of the unknown which we can struggle with and I know that I have struggled with this fear.
My art workshops have been fewer and a little different this year and when I look back and see all art that my students have created my joy is restored! In particular, this year we’ve worked with an art notebook as well as tiles and that notebook has become a work of art in itself. So there is a natural progression for my workshops to evolve.
In 2021 I’m planning more art journaling, experimental printing, Zentangle workshops and retreats which will see new ways of bringing out people’s creativity.
So when I stop to reflect on 2020, I’ve had to learn to be even more flexible and look for creative ways to cope with new ways of living and I’m looking forward to sharing my journey…
There were a lot of laughs, fun and friendships made this week at both the Zendala Classes. We didn’t quite finish the all tiles but you could post them here in the comments when they are finished, if you want. The tiles look amazing and each have their own individual style. I love them all!
The little succulent plant photo was taken on Saturday morning just outside my studio before the class started. When you look closely you can see some beautiful little dewdrops on the leaves. And the leaves are the perfect shape to add to mandalas. Nature is so perfect.
We started today with open hearts and thoughts for our dear fellow student Bev who passed away suddenly this week. Bev was booked in to join us for the class today and I believe she was there with us in spirit.
I had the pleasure of knowing Bev through our Zentangle classes on about 10 occasions. Bev was a lovely, kind and wonderfully creative person. We will miss you Bev.
Many of you already know that I am planning a trip to visit the founders of Zentangle Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in Providence, Rhode Island, in November. They are holding an event ZenAgain which is for Certified Zentangle Teachers to get together and learn new techniqes for their classes. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you all what I learn. So I’ve scheduled two Advanced Classes in November. For the dates go to the Workshops page.
I will be leaving at the end of October this year and will keep you posted on my trip.
*** UPDATE *** An additional class has been scheduled starting 2 June 2018 too!
Come along on a 6 week journey of creativity and relaxation. Each week you will learn new techniques and tangles (patterns) using the Zentangle Method. This class is suitable for complete beginners and for those with more experience.
Everyone enjoyed the last class which ended with meeting up for a lovely lunch on the last day. Lots of fun and new friendships were made.
Starting: Thursday 31st May 2018 10.00am to 12.00 noon and every Thursday until:
Ending: Thursday 28th June 2018 10.00am to 2.00 pm
Where: At my studio in Gymea Bay, Sydney. Address will be sent as soon as you have reserved your place.
Cost: $169 for the whole course OR $35 each week (pay-as-you-go). Plus $12 for a Mini Kit. If you already have one please bring it along, to save purchasing another. (Note: if you have never done a Zentangle Class before please make sure you come to the first class).