Monday, September 28, 2009

Tangled News

I have an article on Journaling with Zentangles and Sheer Heaven Transfers (not the actual title) coming out in the Nov/Dec issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine!! Buy it, save it - some day I will be famous (at least that is what I tell my patient husband!)

Also, I was accepted to teach at Art & Soul Virginia in May 2010. I am so excited, but also terrified. I have an all-day In-Depth class and then an evening class - on the same day! PLUS - everyone else teaching is really famous and I am afraid no one will sign up for my class! (biting of nails...)

OoLaLa - Home from France

Well, I've been home for a week now - and I still feel jet-lagged. The first few days, I kept feeling like I wanted to cry - the states seem so strange to me. Everything seems so new and modern and product oriented. How weird is that? We live in a 200 year old house... and it suddenly seems so new and flimsy to me? I guess I really bonded with the ancient houses all squished together with amazing doors and door-knockers and gates and secret courtyards and walled cities... sigh.

Since I don't quite feel like blogging about the trip - which was FANTASTIC!! - I'll just post a few of my journal pages here for now. The little pictures were done on site with the teeny Polaroid Pogo printer (yes, I am in love with the little creature!)

oh- I just have to comment on my sister's legs. :-) She got these plastic mannequin legs at the weekend flea market in Paris. She didn't want to carry them all the way up to our room while we went for lunch, so she asked the concierge (in French) "Excuse me sir, is there somewhere I can rest my legs?" Ha HA! It was so funny! Well, maybe you had to be there...

Zentangles of France

If you've been wondering where the Tangle posts have been... I've been in France for a few weeks taking a class with Anne Bagby and Lynne Perella. I plan on writing about the trip on my other blog, so check over there if you are interested in knowing more!
I was rather amazed at all the Tangles I found on my trip. I started taking photos of them. Here are a few that I stuck in my journal. I took my new, little Polaroid Pogo with me (about $50 at Amazon). The printer is smaller than my journal! The transformer-charger-plug-thingy is bigger than the printer, but it holds a charge for a few hours, worked great, and didn't need a converter for France (just the plug adapter). I got in the habit of sifting through the day's photos before bed. I'd trash the bad/blurry pics and print out a few images that were very odd or memorable. The tiny prints have sticker backing so I'd stick them in the journal and they'd act as writing prompts for me. I'm really glad I did this - I'm already forgetting what I did and when and where...

The most surprising tangle I found was the red mailbox (upper right page). This was up the street from La Cascade, the house we were staying in in Durfort. Metal railings are absolutely everywhere and they have great examples of tangles, as do the roof tiles (last two pics). I have over 600 pictures to sort through and I'm sure there are more tangles hidden in the batch!

Tangle of the Week - Msst

It's been so rainy this weekend, Msst seemed appropriate!


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