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Monday, August 9, 2010

More Master Class Day 1

There are just so many pictures and stories we want to share with you. Here are few more to fill in our first day experiences.

We spent much of this day working on large illuminated letters in a Zentangle way.


We used large sheets of our Zentangle tile paper. Each person chose a letter which they painted in gold and then added their tangles. We had books of 14th and 15th century manuscripts on hand . . .


 . . . which are also a rich resource for Zentangle tangles. Check out bales on the left in this next image which is an enlargement from that "M" in the above picture.


We chose to do illuminated letters in part because when Maria was working on an illuminated manuscript, I (Rick) interupted her and in that moment the idea for Zentangle was born.

Here's a sneak peek from our last day to give you a hint of where we went with these letters. (More later!)


People traveled from near and far to get to Master Class, whether driving their motorhome from Louisiana, driving their car from the next state, or flying in from all over North America. The person who came the farthest though was Fina Man from Hong Kong who brought gifts for everyone.



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7 comments:

Carole Ohl said...

The illuminated letters really inspired me! I can feel all the fun you all had and look forward to more posts about it. Yumm!

revbyrd said...

Oh, I just love it! Please, please post lots and lot of the letters --maybe even all of them! I want to see!

Rebecca Anthony said...

I just can't get enough of this. I love the gold in the background!

TinkeredArt said...

What a feast for the eyes! Would love to see the finished work of these Masters! If it's possible this just makes me even more excited to be attending the October seminar. Can't wait.

Bluejanem said...

Wow what lovely work ... I have an old family bible from the 1800's - leather bound with brass clasps - it is a beautiful thing, and the illuminated plates are wonderful to look at - I'll have to look at them a lot closer now! Thankyou for the wonderful pictures. Jane x

Shelly Beauch said...

Oh, what an amazingly talented group! There must have been creative electricity bouncing off the walls!!! Looks so much fun!!

Sue Clark said...

WOW! What an incredibly beautiful place and such inspirational art work. I can't wait to see more!