This seminar was an amazing experience. I know it sounds cliche, but I can't even put most of it into words. I came away with new friends, amazing art, a renewed sense of artistic confidence, and the ability to take an art form that I love and believe in and teach it to others. The experience was overwhelming in the best possible way. I am truly thankful to Rick and Maria, their amazing family and staff, and to all the new friends I made who showed such amazing mutual respect and admiration for each others work as we all took the Certified Zentangle Teacher journey together. Of course, I also have to thank my husband who agreed to a vacation in Providence, RI for my mostly selfish reasons (even though I know he had a great time regardless!).
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of new and exciting things I learned and people I met, but even if I recounted every bit of the experience in intimate detail I would not be able to do it justice. It was a truly amazing event.
And lets not forget another important event, this weeks Diva Challenge!
This week the Diva challenged us to make a large version of a single tangle and fill it with other tangles. It just so happens that I was at one of my favorite lunch spots, Willowood Market and Cafe, and saw that they had recently hung an employee art show. I quickly noticed this painting:
The artist, Mike, is the chef at Willowood. I told him what a great tangle pattern this would make and he agreed to let me copy it so I could come up with the steps which I will be posting later this week. I told Mike that I thought it appropriate that he name it and he settled on Bault (pronounced Bo) which is a variation of his last name. I plan on working with this tangle on a smaller scale and will post some additional tiles with the directions, but for now here is my completed challenge tile:
|Tangles: Bault, Keeko, Hollibaugh, Printemps, Huggins|
W2, Socc, Knightsbridge, Munchin, Yincut, Shattuck,
Chemystery, Tipple, Msst, Tagh