The first ever Zentangle workshop was held in Hong Kong in May 2011. There were two 2-hours sessions with more than 50 people who participated for this workshop.
Keith, my colleague and our first Zentangle artist in Hong Kong and in Asia, had helped me to design this "Tangling to Un-Tangle Program" from which the Zentangle forms the core of this program.
We want the participants to have an in-depth understanding of Zentangle, therefore, the story of Zentangle, Maria and Rick, the relevant theories, benefits, tangling were included as main framework for this workshop. It was an amazing event considering the limited 4 hours session overall, but everybody have enjoyed this wholesome experience.
Two years ago. Maria had asked me to come up with a Chinese name for Zentangle. As a result, Keith and I come up the name of "禪結". This is from the direct translation whereby 禪 means Zen, and 結 means knot. We create knots on our minds and in our lives. It is our own selves who created our tangles, so we are able to understand them and we can untangle them.
By the way, the Chinese character of 結 means knitting of fortune and good luck. Yes, every piece of Zentangle is a symbol of luck and fortune as Zentangle is actually the road to understanding our knots and ourselves within.
Here are some more pictures from Fina's class.
That's Fina sitting on the floor with her arm on the table, third from the left in the front row.
Fina attended our very first CZT seminar and came back to attend our first Zentangle Master Class. Fina is a wonderful person who has become a good friend.
Congratulations, Fina, and thank you for sharing those pictures with us. Also, our gratitude to you and Kieth for translating 禪結.
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