Posts Tagged ‘Zentangle’

Ornaments go on the road in April

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Dennis will be demonstrating turning the Zentangle® decorated ornaments at the Southern States Woodturning Symposium in Gainesville, NC , April 4-6.  I will do some tangling for that demonstration to encourage woodturners to explore drawing and decorating on wood.  We will also bring blanks of aspen and holly to see if there is a market for woodturning blanks, turned eggs, ornament shapes, and needle cases made here in Colorado.

The photo shows some drawings on needle cases I made from holly.

Do you Tangle?

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

It was cold and slippery the weekend of our Studio Tour holiday sale, so I brought along some blank versions of these aspen ornaments.  Nancy, Ginny, and Kathleen all spent part of the afternoon sitting by the fire, drawing their designs  on the aspen.  (See all of their work on the Front Range Open Studios page)

It turns out that Zentangle® designs are everywhere!  This creative drawing method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  You can find materials, instructions, and list of Certified Zentangle teachers on their website,   There are hundreds of ornaments with these types of designs on the internet.  I think ours were the most fun, however, because we made them with friends.