Sunday, September 29, 2013

Zentangles, Parties, Retreat and Relaxation

AHH  Sunday afternoon - I'm unpacked and mostly put away.  So before I show you what I've been up to this week, here's a bit of relaxation for you!
Nothing like sailing toward a Tropical Sunset on a glassy still sea!
Terry's Mini Tangled Retreat

Had a really great time on Saturday hosting a mini tangled retreat with 7 fun ladies at the BeeHive Studio in Warner New Hampshire. 
We started off slowly with a refresher tile taught via DVD by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. 
Here's the completed Mosaic
Then it was time to get down to some serious Zentangle Inspired Art! (ZIAs)
 Here's our Zentangle Flotilla on a Purple Sea
At this point in I forgot about taking pictures, but we worked on toned tan paper  with white gel pens and white charcoal.
I almost forgot about the Fuzzy Pencil Toppers - these are meant to remind you that there are no mistakes but if you are going to use an eraser - DON'T USE THE ONE ON THE PENCIL!
After A visit with Sandy Steen Bartholomew, some shopping and some lunch we made mini accordion books after a design created by Terry.  (finished size is 4 x 4 inches)

And some Mini Boxes - after all this is a "mini" retreat.
Finished size is 1.25 x 1.25 inches - just big enough to hold 2 Dove chocolates
Finally it was time to learn how to use protractors and compasses.  I'm afraid I was too tired to do a good job teaching.  But everyone got at least one Zendala to tangle on.  I'm going to be scheduling a 3 to 4 hour workshop just on making and tangling Zendala's some time soon, somewhere.
Many thanks to all those who traveled long and short distances to attend my first ever Retreat!. 
As for the Parties!
You missed a great one at Pat's house.  Wine snacks talk, laughter, Zentangle etc, etc.
Here's one of your mozaics.