Some time ago I was contacted by Jo-Ellen Mathews in Florida who had noticed that, in the class information on my blog, I wrote, “I’m willing to travel.” She wanted to know how far!
She invited me to give a day-long workshop at the Retreat to Paradise art and zentangle event in early April. She asked if I would focus on zentangle-inspired mandalas - two of my big loves, so that would be no problem. Of course I said “Yes!”
|I was also thrilled with the view from my 3rd floor balcony. I left the
door open slightly overnight so I could |
hear the surf crashing. It was wonderful!
|My view from the instructors' desk. Yes, there were chocolates!|
|Teachers and organizers with the paparazzi. :) I felt like a celebrity!|
|One of the little projects we did was to tangle a clam shell. Here's mine.|
|One evening we were treated to an wonderful concert by Holly Williams (who was attending the weekend) and her husband Tim Macomber. They play the hammered dulcimer and electric mandolin, respectively. The Celtic music was both lively and ethereal. You can hear a little of their music here. Yes, I bought a CD. I'll play it sometimes during my zentangle classes.|
|Jo-Ellen and her husband volunteer with the local sea turtle rescue group and |
we artists tangled a surf board to be auctioned at a fund-raising event.
This seems to be a year for travel for me! At the end of April I'll be in Maine at Tangle U doing a three-hour session on Sacred Geometry and an hour of Hollibaugh on Steroids. In mid-June I'll be going to the 14th CZT training seminar in Rhode Island to do an evening about mandalas. My husband and I have planned an Alaska cruise in August, and will perhaps visit somewhere else in December. It's wonderful!