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    MIXED MEDIA

    ME

    ZENTANGLE®

  • About Me

    I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher® (CZT) and Mixed Media Artist working in Maryland. After crafting a career in higher education administration, I branched out to the art world and now teach recurring Zentangle® classes at a local art studio, and also work with corporate and private clients.

     

    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.

     

    As a mixed media explorer I use pens, paper, collage, glue, glitter, paint, inks, clay, canvas, crayons, markers, resin, beads, trinkets, napkins, anything! -- sometimes alone but often together, to create fun works of art. It's decidedly fun and a joyous experience to create.

  • The tangled story

    Until a few years ago I never considered myself an artist. Crafty, yes. Artist, not so much. So when I happened upon a Zentangle® class at a local art supply store I was intrigued. Me, an artist? A Martha Stewart Wanna-Be was more appropriate at the time but I took the class anyway. I quickly fell in love with this Zentangle thing and immediately signed up for another class. And another. And then another! I was hooked on this easy-to-learn, simple, intuitive, stunning art form and the Zentangle Method®.

     

    As my "inner artist" grew more confident through tangling it also craved more opportunities. Multiple mixed media, gelli plate and collage classes followed, along with some attempts at traditional painting, clay and assemblage. I took classes locally, traveled to work with artists, asked questions, followed (stalked!) some of my favorite artists on social media, read lots of books and blogs, but always came back to my first love, Zentangle. Oh, yeah. And I also worked my "real" job and raised a kid.

     

    Trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of Zentangle, I am now certified to teach tangling and the eight step Zentangle Method. (Yep, that's the CZT after my name -- Certified Zentangle Teacher. It rocks.) I teach at The Queen's Ink in Savage, MD and also offer private classes, corporate seminars, and home parties. It's a perfect activity for craft night, girls' night out (or in), birthday parties, etc. Classes usually last two hours, all supplies are provided, all ages and abilities are welcome. Contact me to book a private event or sign up for a regularly-scheduled class at The Queen's Ink by clicking on the link.

     

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