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Monday, July 25, 2011


We are always thrilled by moments where students teach the teacher.

We received this email a while back from someone who will be attending our October CZT training seminar this fall.

Hi Rick and Maria,

I've been tangling since my sister, Peg Farmer, [a CZT] showed me her latest obsession a little over a year ago. My background is in weaving and sculpture, so I have been amazed at how relaxing and satisfying this 2-D artform is. As you can see, my tangles and ZIA's still allow me to satisfy the 3-D artist in me.

I am so looking forward to meeting you both in Providence in October. I can't wait to learn how to share this beautiful, artistic experience with all those people out there that say they can't even draw a straight line. Aren't they in for a big surprise!

Lesley Scott-Gillilan

We were particularly amazed by Lesley's circular Zentangle creation above, which she calls, "Floatfest Mandala." We are always teaching the Zentangle principle of "drawing behind" but we never applied it to flux. Once we saw Leslie do it, it was self-evident.

Thank you so much for that, Lesley. See you in October!



Carole Ohl said...

All Beautiful, Leslie! I can't stop looking at the middle tile. Love the different "colors" of you Tripoli. Looking forward to October!

Lois Heinani Stokes said...

Leslie ~ inspirational ~ I find your third tile absolutely incredible.

Alittlesprite said...

WOW! These are just amazing!

Joni said...

Incredibly beautiful! I especially like the mandala. You will really enjoy the certification course this fall.

Tingi textiler said...

Amazing;y beautiful. Sooo.... inspiring!

Judi said...

Gee, they are so intricate and lovely. Just gorgeous, thanks for sharing them.

Lara Williams said...

I got to see these in person on Saturday and they are truly GORGEOUS!!

DeeDee said...

All so very cool.. but the last one I doubt I could do..... lovely work

Enthusiastic Artist said...

What BEAUTIFUL work!