An evening to relax, tangle and enjoy great people.

Hello Tanglers!
Just want to tell you about the upcoming Beginning Zentangle® Class on November 30 from 6 to 8pm. After surviving Thanksgiving this will be a pleasant evening to relax, tangle, enjoy great people and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season before life gets too hectic. I will provide some nibbles for us. Please feel free to bring your own beverage — wine is certainly appropriate. We want to kick back, relax and learn some new calming techniques to help us through the holidays, eh?
The class is $35 and includes a class kit to get you started. Since the holiday season has arrived I have designed a project that you can take home with you and use to decorate for the holdays.  I will be posting a picture of the project here on my blog in the next couple of days, I just need a little more time to finish a couple of them. I want to take good picture of them so you will see what an awesome idea I had! I think you will be pleased with the project and the decorating possibilities. I will also have Zentangle products at the class that will be available for purchase if you are interested.
The class will be held at Breen Development, 5800 NW Prairie View Road. This is just off of I-29 and 64th street in the Northland. When you register I will send directions if you need them. To register, just email me at I will send you a return email confirmation.
Feel free to tell your friends about the class. The more the merrier. Please register so I can order the kits. If I don’t know you are coming I won’t have a kit for you. That would be horrible!
Let’s kick the holidays off in style! I hope to see you there.

Where I will be teaching this spring.

I’m sitting here trying to put together my spring teaching schedule. It’s a little bit like cooking; a little bit of this and a little bit of that, trying to find the perfect balance. I will be teaching beginning metal clay again at the Kansas City Art Institute and have been asked to be a metal clay instructor teaching advanced techniques at Genevieve Flynn’s teaching studio.
I met Gennie when I took a beginning silversmithing class from her. I just remember her looking at my work and saying that she had never had a student “do it quite like that before”. She said that to me a lot. The first time she said it was when I got the saw blade in the frame sideways. Gennie should have recognized my talent right then and there because getting a sawblade into the frame sideways is an almost impossible feat and I managed it on my first try. And for all you silversmiths out there, I really mean sideways, not backwards.
For some reason Gennie liked me (I like to think she found me amusing) and I absolutely adored her. We have been friends ever since. Gennie is a fabulous teacher, she managed to teach me so what more can I say? I am honored that she has asked me to be an instructor at her studio.
Once I get dates nailed down I will be posting my class schedule here on my blog. I am also working on a place to start teaching Zentangle® on a regular basis and hope by the first of the year to have that information for you.