We can hardly believe that it has been 10 years since our first public Zentangle class.
The days, weeks and months . . . and years! . . . just seem to zip by . . . all in a revery of excitement and gratitude.
We are both surprised and not so surprised by the shear magnitude of spectacular art created by artists around the world using the Zentangle method.
We are thankful for the strong Zentangle community that has grown around us. Thank you each and every one, artists all, for your support, friendship and encouragement that has enabled us to continue our journey.
In celebration, we will be giving gifts to some lucky commenters on this blog post. After one week, we will randomly choose 10 names and send each person a signed print of this anniversary original we created and will release publicly soon.
We will announce the names on July 24, 2014.
Thank you from our tangled hearts. We love you all.
Rick & Maria,
and the staff at Zentangle Central
We taught our first public Zentangle class at the annual meeting of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) in Providence, RI, July 17, 2004. There happened to be an astrologer in the front row. When she heard it was our first class, she noted the time and later sent us a chart. She said that Zentangle would grow slowly and steadily, and that it would benefit people all over the world. Sweet memories.
Appropriate to our tenth anniversary, an important addition recently agreed to join our Zentangle staff and will help a lot with this blog. We look forward to posting more frequently. Introductions to follow shortly!
Happy "Zenth" Anniversary!