Salted Pink Studio is home to Jessica, an artist who is passionate about all things pink and enjoys good food, great friends, studio time, her family and just about anything glittered, sparkled or salted. Welcome!
I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher® (CZT) and Mixed Media Explorer based in Maryland. Long before Zentangle entered the scene, I crafted a career in higher education where you will find me most weekdays. The two pictures above are both accurate representations but the one on the right is decidedly more indicative of my personality. Some terms to describe me include artist, career-minded individual, fierce friend, and craftaholic -- not necessarily in that order.
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. I became a CZT in 2015 and thoroughly enjoy sharing and teaching this art form. Almost anyone can use it to create stunning, non-representational art. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages, and has become a metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.
Trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of Zentangle, I am certified to teach tangling and the eight step Zentangle Method. I teach at The Queen's Ink in Savage, MD as well as online, and also offer private classes and corporate seminars. Classes usually last two hours and all ages and abilities are welcome.
**June 2021 Update: all classes are currently being taught online via Zoom.
Step-outs for my original pattern, "Birthday Fragment"
At its core, this pattern a mash-up of Bales and Cubine in a fragment. It's so much fun to draw because it has so many possibilities! Straight grid, wonky grid, spacey grid, line weights, striping, auras, tipples, additional patterns inside the bales or the cubine, and the list goes on.
This was still an unnamed fragment when I first taught it in a class on my birthday. Thus this is simply -- and maybe unoriginally -- the Birthday Fragment. Think of it as a birthday present from me to you every time you use it.
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