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Tangled Tuesday No. 59

Let’s start off today’s Tangled Tuesday post with a bang, shall we? This past week Zentangle headquarters released some big, exciting, much-anticipated (by the tangling world, anyway!) news – the dates for their upcoming 2016 CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) seminars. Shortly thereafter they opened registration to the public and, well, three guesses as to who signed up to attend CZT Seminar #25…

CZT seminar registration

I am SO excited and can’t wait until next June!

While I had hoped to earn all the money required to pay for the experience before signing up – well, I haven’t. Not yet. However, I have earned enough to put down the deposit AND make the first of four payments (under Zentangle’s very reasonable installment plan), so after a lot of thought and financial planning with Peter we decided that I would take the chance and register now rather than wait and watch all the seminar spots quickly get snapped up by other eager CZTs-to-be.

So though it’ll mean making some sacrifices in other areas (such as the BlogHer conferences I normally love to attend), I am going to work hard over the next few months to save the rest of the money I need to fulfill this particular dream of mine. Wish me luck!

Shop!

One of the ways I’m planning to earn my way to the CZT seminar is through the sale of my tangled art. Any time you’d like to check it out, just look for the row of buttons below the Alphabet Salad header and click on * shop! for a list of my online portfolios and storefronts.

One item I specifically want to highlight (since it’s fast approaching that time of the year!) is my very first Ten Thousand Tangles wall calendar.

Each month features a different Zentangle-Inspired Art piece by yours truly (if you visit the Ten Thousand Tangles Calendar page you can scroll through and check out which ones I chose), and the calendar starts any time from now until January 2016 (you get to pick!) and runs for twelve months.

Finished Projects

I completed another project this week, this time doing something that’s the reverse of my usual and working with a white pen and pencil on a 6″ x 6″ square of black paper. I don’t use this combination often, but quite like how this piece turned out!

ZIA 50

ZIA 50

Of course I couldn’t wait to create some new products featuring this design, so got busy with setting them up on Redbubble

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Redbubble

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Redbubble

Society6

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Society6

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on Society6

…and ArtofWhere (this photo also features a couple of my other recent designs).

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on ArtofWhere

Tangled goodies from Ten Thousand Tangles on ArtofWhere

And, though I ended up spending FAR too much time on it (silly me, choosing to work with a 6″ x 6″ tile instead of the usual 3.5″ square!), I also completed The Diva’s Challenge for this week, which was to draw stripes across the paper to create strings. I think it’s because it was so simple that I went with the larger tile – I should have remembered that simple doesn’t necessarily mean quick! Here’s my finished piece:

Now on to a new week of tangling!

P.S.

The Zentangle® Method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.

Previous posts in this series are all tagged Tangled Tuesday.

For background on how I discovered and got involved in Zentangle, and links to further information and resources, check out my blog post For the love of tangling.

You can browse my entire tangle gallery at Ten Thousand Tangles.

And, if you’re interested in having a little piece of my art for yourself, please click on the GoFundMe button below for more information and also visit my Ten Thousand Tangles portfolios and shops on ArtofWhere, DeviantArt, Etsy, Redbubble, Society6, Spoonflower, and Zazzle. (Pssst… links to my international Ten Thousand Tangles shops on Zazzle are on my “shop!” page – just click on the appropriate flag and you’ll get to the place you need to be!)

How have you been creative this week?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo September 2015

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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