Friday, August 17, 2012

CZT Training Was Great!

My zentangle training has come and gone. The past few days whirled past in a blur and then, all too soon, the workshop was over. (I need to do a post about Rhode Island - apart from the CZT process. The area where we stayed was interesting in its own rights!)

Rick and Maria started us out with some basic tangles. We were able to get our feet wet a bit before we jumped on some of the harder patterns. The one above is an interesting design - it's called Punzel. They told us why it was called this, but I couldn't hear them. I'm guessing it's because it looks like Rapunzel's braid. I could be totally wrong, too :).

(Short break while I try to kill the humongous wasp flying through my work room!)
Rick's Paradox. Not the cleanest drawing, but it's the best I've ever done with this pattern. I wondered how to get this look with paradox. Who knew it would be as simple as reversing the pattern and laying the sections side-by-side!
I mentioned here recently that I used betweed entirely too much. The top pattern in this photo is betweed, but I can tell you I have never had it look like this before. Wonderful! The fishy looking one below that is fengle. I had never tried this one before - not that I remember - and I love the way it turned out! You will notice some of the arms are filled with orbs, while some appear to be open in the middle. Rick was showing us some variations of fengle.  I can't wait to play with this one some more!
And this one was my absolute favorite! Maria named this one marasu - for her sisters. I don't believe I had ever seen this one before. It was easy to draw and gave a real sense of accomplishment. The light running on top of the rounded portion was drawn in with a chalk pencil.

I have lots more to show you, but I think that's enough for today :).

(By the way, said wasp has been dispatched! It is once again safe here.)
The Creator's Leaf

5 comments:

  1. Hi Alice. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. As always, you designs are beautiful. I look forward to hearing about Rhode Island too, and I wish you the best as a new CZT. Congratulations. Linda E.

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  2. Looks like you had a brilliant time - Congratulations again - I love spirals & that last one just completely takes my breath away.
    Hope you got the wasp.
    Paula (PEP)

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    1. i did get him, paula! maybe i should add that :)

      that spiral was easy to do - not as hard as it looks

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  3. Fascinating Alice...you obviously had a brilliant time.
    I think workshops are priceless for motivation and inspiration.
    Each pattern you've shown looks amazing.
    It's good to have you back and I can't wait to see what comes up next. I'm also looking forward to seeing some of Rhode Island. ;D
    Enjoy your weekend whatever you get up to. x

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I've been waiting to hear from you :).