Grandpa and I had our second class with Gay Pool and once again had a blast! Sitting with her feels like sitting with a friend to spend some time together and we just happen to be learning some new tangle patterns. If you are in the Boise, Idaho area I would encourage you to drop her a line and get connected.
This time around it was just the three of us. She is working on getting a blog up and going. I think this is just a fabulous idea because there doesn’t seem to be much of a presence in the our area for Zentangle at this time. I told her about the informal group that my daughter and I are working on getting started. The problem with being home is that I don’t have much of a network any more. Most of my online friends are not local as well.
Once again, none of my tiles are completed and once again, I’ll get around to that at some point. Here’s the mosaic of everything we worked on.
We started off the class with Sampson. Unfortunately no link for that one at Tangle Patterns. It’s the one that is based on the large X with leaves. I could see this being a fun one and I need to play with it a bit.
Next up was Flux which I had seen before and was one I wanted to play with. It’s pretty simple and I can imagine some variations on shaping. Again it’s one I need to study. Oh let’s get real. I need to play with all the patterns!
After that we moved to Angel Fish. If I recall correctly this is the first one that Gay has taught that wasn’t on the official tangle list which is something I didn’t notice until now. That list, at this time, has 103 patterns. So many tangles to learn!
The fourth pattern on these tiles was Pozer. This is one I have drawn before. My results did not thrill me and I had hoped that Gay might have some sage advice to sort out what the issue was. Sadly with instruction I was no happier with my results. Grandpa wasn’t too keen on his either. Ah well. Such is life. Add it to the list of ones to practice.
The last pattern on this tile, which for some reason I didn’t draw was Bronx Cheer. I think I didn’t draw it because I was a little disappointed. She had said in her email that we would be learning what to do when we made an oops. Her solution was to throw in a Bronx Cheer and move along. I can see where this is good advice, it just wasn’t what I was expecting.
Gay and I chatted about various challenges and I showed her some of my work. She was so sweet when she said I should be taking the CZT training and teaching classes instead of taking them. I know I have tons to learn but I admit I do dream of taking the CZT course.
When she showed us Aura Knot Grandpa showed some trepidation. Between Gay and myself it was decided that would be next. I can’t even explain how fun this pattern is for me. I have a feeling it will be showing up often in my work.
Our last tile of the night had three tangles. Onamato which has so many variations I could fill an entire sketchbook and still have new ways to use. After that was Quiltz which I misunderstood and ended up making a variation of. The great part about that was that I’ve seen this one several times but since I did it differently I’m now able to imagine it in new ways. Last was the sweet little Zinger. Somehow Zinger morphed into a discussion on happy little trees and now I will forever have Bob Ross associated with Zinger.
We’ve got another class scheduled for October 2015 and I already have a sneak peek of what we will be doing. I can’t wait to share it with you next month.
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