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Valentine classes 2019 preparation

Most CZRs –that’s Certified Zentangle Teachers — practice what they plan to teach. Usually we practice a lot. This year, I thought it might be fun to tangle on wood ornaments instead of paper. So I came up with these.

All but one of these figures are painted and tangled on both sides. The one in the second photo–with the gold hanging cord–is tangled only on the front, as the wood on the back is so beautiful.

The reason for the stars is that everyone is special–a real star!–on Valentine’s Day.

These were put together quickly as an experiment of both the quality of the wood and the coverage of my paints. The ornaments were not expensive, and I used student grade acrylic paint for the backgrounds. Acrylics dry pretty quickly, and the paint tubes were small enough to allow me to vary colors, as well as get to tangling quickly. For the two-sided items, by the time I finished painting one side of a second item, the first was dry enough to flip over to paint the back. I painted each side a different color and tangled with different patterns so that I could turn it to fit my mood at a given moment.

Each of the patterns tangled on these ornaments are ones that can easily be learned during the first two beginning classes. Realistically, once you learn the first two tangles—Crescent Moon and Hollibaugh—the rest of these are easy to learn and use creatively.

Since most of the hearts don’t have holes, I will drill them before class. If you give me a color preference or two, I can paint a heart, Star, or both for you before class.

Let me know if you are interested. If you live in St. Martin or Sint Maarten–or plan a visit–leave me a message that you are interested. I will contact you with times, dates, venues, and expected cost of class depending on venue but including materials and snacks. And if you buy or order official Zentangle supplies through me (check out Zentangle.com), you save shipping costs and Florida taxes. We islanders understand that last one. 😁 I’m not allowed to undersell the official prices, but at least I can save you money on orders totaling $25 or more.

FYI. Here is my favorite heart so far.

Sooo easy to tangle, too!

Until next time,

Happy Tangling!

Dr. Ellie, CZT– the island’s only CZT!

Author:

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.