First - I had a wonderful visit from Carolyn Boatman and her husband, Ian. Carolyn, who lives in Bermuda, was "infected" with Zentangle by her daughter, who lives in England. (Sounds like the beginning of a logic problem!) She emailed me to ask if they could visit my studio while vacationing in New Hampshire. Of course! I just had to figure out how to keep my daughter out of the way for a few hours... well, that failed completely. She must have some crazy radar that pulls her in... "Oooo guests in MY studio!" Carolyn had mentioned she had some questions she wanted to ask me about Zentangle. I have no idea what they were... Carolyn, if you remember, go ahead and post them in the comments! But I can rest easy knowing that both Carolyn AND Ian have a complete understanding of the intricacies of drawing proper Lilah Beans. And Lilah Beans with five o'clock shadows...
I'm seriously going to get my kids Certified... I'm just afraid Lilah would take over the conference...
Second - this weekend was the 2nd Annual CZT Retreat in Tilton, NH. Ten completely addicted CZTs in one room. This retreat was hosted by Bette Abdu and she did a bang up job pulling it all together.
|Bette Abdu - (and Bette's car decals will be for sale soon!)|
|The proprietress, Cheryl, is rather eccentric...|
|Aha, shoes have patterns too...|
|Prints of textures|
|Prints of textures on wood, then tangled|
Here are a few more shots...
|My new sneakers, tangled up|
|Pumpkin, the other owner of the Inn. Or, as I nicknamed him... The Great Pumpkin. He was huge! And purred like a lion.|
|Uh-oh... Pumpkins don't belong in trees. Especially trees with skinny branches.|
|Pumpkin a la toilet paper tube...|
|raspberry cheesecake encrusted with white chocolate... mmhm... our meals were prepared by a pastry chef named Paris.|