I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend.
I am back home now, but spent from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning between my brother's farm, and my Mom and Dad's for Easter dinner.
Yesterday was a very special day. It included an experience I will always treasure, with two of the most wonderful girls in the world. Yes, I'm biased. They are my (almost) 9 and 11 year old nieces.
For two hours, yesterday afternoon, I had the joy of introducing them to Zentangle. They both love art, so I was really hoping they would enjoy Zentangle. It was the first time I had ever introduced anybody to our beloved "tangling", and the first time I had ever taught anyone.
They burst into the house with smiles and laughter and hugs, and we headed straight to the kitchen table, where I had prepared 8 inch tiles, set out pigma micron .08s and pigma graphic 1s for each of them, a real Zentangle(C) pencil, and a blending stump.
They were enchanted with the supplies, and that was fun, for me. I was a little nervous about how the patterns would go.
I needn't have been. They were both so enthusiastic and eager, and we sat for over two hours. We all became calm and relaxed, and it was just so much fun. I offered breaks, and they wouldn't hear of it. When time before dinner was getting short, I asked if they would like to continue later, and to my delight, they were determined to have a finished piece before they left.
We used Pods, Crescent Moon, Bales and Hollibaugh (the last 3, Copyright Zentangle). They decided they wanted to fill Hollibaugh(C) with graphite, because it was shiny when blended.
We were all thrilled, and I was completely amazed at the results. They "got" and loved the "drawing behind" with absolutely no problem, and they jumped right in to shading and did such a great job of it, too. The best part, though, was happy time together, doing something fun!
After dinner, the eldest (We have a family policy of never using their names on the 'net) happily settled in with Sandy Steen Bartholomew's enchanting "Zentangle for Kids," and was doing a great job of teaching herself some (fairly tricky, I might add) new patterns, on 4 inch Zentangle Apprentice(c) tiles.
Here they are, with beautiful tiles, and happy smiles.
|Tiles and smiles|
A blessed Easter to everyone.
Thank you for visiting. I always love your comments and suggestions.
'Til next time, tangle happy!