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Friday, February 13, 2015

Gilded Wishes

Our heart-felt good wishes to all of you.

Sharing our heART-works are the perfect way to show how special all of you are to us.

We are ever grateful for the support you have bestowed upon us these past 10+ years.

These tiles were done by us and some by our amazing staff here at Zentangle Central. From our home to yours . . . have a loverly day​!













What are your Zentangle plans for Valentine's Day?

In appreciation we will send Maria's and Rick's gilded heart Bijoux tiles to four randomly chosen responders. Please somehow say who you are as we cannot announce "anonymous" has won. We will announce the winners in our next blog.

Enjoy your day!

Best wishes,

Rick, Maria and the Zentangle staff

P.S.

Rick adds:
Here's what Maria's desk looked like as she prepared these tiles:





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61 comments:

Dennie czt9 said...

Absolutely beautiful as always! Thank you for the inspiration. Going out to a talk by our local (but world renown) Guitar Maker Pimentel family tomorrow at a historic church in Corrales NM. Can't wait!! Wishing you both a very happy Valentine's Day.

Marty McCarter said...

I'll spend my Valentine's Day thinking about how my dad loved my mother for 62 years. Mother passed in 2000 and Dad in 2013. AND thoughts go to the Zentangle friends I've made and L O V E them all - all around the world. Hugs to the young boys !
Marty McCarter
CZT, Class 17, Novem. 2014

Lexey Johnson said...

This Valentine's Day, I will spending it by doing a Valentine's Day social event with senior citizens. I do activites with elderly residents usually a couple times of month and Valentines Day is a fun day by all. Wishing you guys a Happy Valentines day from Ohio :)

Heather Jackson said...

Love them and would love to receive some gilded heart Bijoux tiles! Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?!

Michele said...

What beautiful tiles! I will be working on Valentine's Day. I have a pile of tiles I've created over the past several weeks with heart or red inspired themes that I will be giving to my co-workers and some of my customers. I work in a specialty food market and it will be one of the busiest days of the year.

Cris Letourneau said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks so much for sharing the desk shot. When I first saw the beautiful Bijous, I thought you had added the hearts at the end. How very beautiful. I held 3 Valentangle classes this week and am looking forward to an afternoon of relaxing and then have a K of C wive's appreciation dinner at church. Much love to you all.

Melinda said...

Valentine's Day I "Love" it and I love hearts and tangling them. Your's are beautiful, thanks for sharing the world of Zentangle with us.

Anonymous said...

I was supposed to teach a Zentangle Valentines class, but got bumped by the pending blizzard! So it's going to just be me, my hot chocolate, and my trusty pens tangling away, waiting for the snow to fly! Happy Valentines day, stay warm! Carol Dunn CZT#3.

Linda Mondloch said...

very happy valentines to all of you as well. Stay warm. Love the wonderful tangles!

Judith R. Shamp said...

Haven't used my stash of gild leaves in years...thanks for the nudge, R & M.
Will be thinking of all the family members who have passed...as well as family scattered in the U.S. and will talk to some of them. Making Zendala samples for upcoming class...using gild leaves. Being full of gratitude for the love that surrounds me.

Pat Floerke said...

Here in Nicaragua, where I live, 14th February is officially "the day of friendship and love", not just a day for lovers. I like that a lot. For myself, I thought I'd be recovering from oral surgery, so I made no plans, and then even that got canceled. So I'll have lots of time for tangling and for friends.

Cat Trask said...

Thank you for sharing all those beautiful valentines! Well, I have to work tomorrow...working 6 days a week lately. Between work and medical appt, that doesn't leave a lot of "me" time, let alone Zentangle time. I am able to find SOME tangle time though. I wish I could figure out how to share the Valentine that I made this week. From me to all of you (including Bijou)... a Very Happy Valentine's Day!
Cat
http://createdbycat.blogspot.com/

Joyce Ebnet said...

Hi, I am Joyce Ebnet and ever since my Aunt got me started on this last year, I really love it. My husband and I are going to order a "Heart" shaped pizza for Valentine's Day and rent some movies to watch. Just a nice quiet night at home!! Happy Valentine's Day to all of you at Zentangle!!

Barb Gill, CZT 7 said...

I will be working on a presentation that I will be giving on Monday. I'm hoping some potential students will come from that presentation. Hope your Valentine's Day is great!

Linda J F said...

Beautiful tiles, as always! I love the golden hearts! My plans are to enjoy my tangling time and love giving those tiles away to my loved ones!

Francie said...

Happy Valentine's Day Rick and Maria. I love the gilded hearts!

Sue Zanker said...

Hello you two ! Happy Valentine's Day to you both! My wonderful man and I are celebrating our 54th Valentine's Day together. We have eaten chocolate together, held hands and hugged and felt so grateful that we found each other so long ago and best of all that our hearts still skip a beat when we see one another. Tonight we shall have a special wine and special meal, again....together, what a wonderful word that is, sound to me like a hug made of letters! best wishes,
Sue Zanker

Anne's tangle blog said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!!!
Your tiles are gorgeous; the 5th is my favorite.
I tangled a card for my husband Kees and bought him some bonbons. At this moment they are waiting for him at the breakfast table.
Last week I saw a most beautiful silver ring with a moonstone and said to Kees that I would love to get that for my birthday in March. Yesterday Kees told me that today we will go to the shop where he will by it for Valentine.
I also got a Halmark card from him, telling me that he is still (we were married in 2006) so happy to see me.

Hazel Shepherd said...

Thanks Zentangle family for the beautiful golem heart Zentangle tiles. They're so wonderful. This Valentines Day I plan to sip hot chocolate and do crafts that I love and of course that includes Zentangle. Have a Zentangle day.

Linda B (Delaware) said...

Designing and creating a Zentangle for Valentine's Day is the perfect way to get into the mood of the holiday. I find it meditative and fulfilling.

Terri Young said...

I never thought about gold hearts as I am a silver person but these are so pleasing to the eye. I wish each of you a Happy Valentines Day and tangles full of love! Thank you for sharing! CZT 16

Suzanne Carter said...

I love the gold hearts!

Suzanne Carter

Roseanne V. Sabol said...

Happy Valentine's Day to all at Z Central. We're expecting more snow today (yet again!) and so after a special dinner together with my Valentine (of 40 years), I am hoping to sit and tangle a bit. I'm very grateful for having had the opportunity (CZT 17) to be a part of this special and loving group.

Ginny Stiles said...

Happy Valentines Maria and Rick and Molly and the staff. We are "speeding" the beautiful words and movements of Zentangle out here in the world, thanks to all you inspire.

HeidiSue said...

Happy valentine's Day! Love those gilded hearts. They remind me of the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the Tin Soldier. Charming tangles, all of them!

Susan Falkler said...

These are so cute. What a great thing to hide in someone's lunch bag, briefcase, etc. no words needed.

Pamela K said...

Hi. I'm Pamela. The first half of today I have been finishing up my Art-Valentines. And don't you know it- my mail-lady came earlier than usual so I had to grab my keys and take the last three down to the Post Office. The rest of the day will be spent with my sweet husband. He has plans to surprise me with dinner out. (He just doesn't know- I know.)
He has asked for my homemade tuna salad so as to distract me. :) Happy Valentines Day Maria & Rick.

linesbylynn said...

What a "love"ly idea to add gold leaf to your tiles - I would love to get a little bling!!! My husband is more precious to me than gold, so I will be spending my day with him doing what we love to do - hiking around Radnor Lake and then having dinner with his son & daughter-in-law. Valentine's Day is not just about showing love to your spouse or significant others, it's about showing love to those in your life who are special to you, so I want to thank all of you at Z hdqtrs - you mean more to me than you could possibly imagine!!!! Happy Valentine's Day

that cat said...

i will be working in the ER fir 12 hours. i wish everyine a healthy valentines day! as always the tiles are wonderful. i need to try adding gilding to my own. i would be honored to receive one.

Lucy said...

these are beautiful! What did you use for the gilded hearts? I'll be spending Valentine's day finishing some tangles I started on the plane yesterday and having dinner with friends! Happy Valentine's Day!

Deborah Lee said...

Love the gilded heart idea. These are great! As usual, we spend Valentine's Day working. My husband is a pianist so he will be playing all the romantic songs for the love birds at the gourmet restaurant where he works on Saturday nights. I get to do my regular chores, transport him back and forth, and get ready for a long day tomorrow with a concert in the afternoon and our regular work schedule at night. So - as we say Happy V D!! to you all!!

Ellen said...

These tiles look sooooooooooo lovely. I spent Valentine's moring with 5 lovely ladies, who now are addicted to the wonderful world of Zentangle. They loved the basic class I offered. Wishing you all a very lovely, warm and cosy Valentines day. With love from the Netherlands. Ellen

Barb B, CZT said...

Happy Valentine's day to you and your Zentangle™ family. I just finished my last ZIA Valentine card for my hubby, last night. Just thought I would tell you about a Zentangle card class that I taught at our Zentangle club last week. I cut out some white hearts on my Silhouette machine, and also some smaller pink hearts. The white ones were to tangle on. I also purchased card blanks and envelopes in red, and several embellishments. I supplied the glue, etc and made a sample for them as a suggestion on how to put the whole thing together. They all loved it! Oh, and there were over 70 people in the class! Thank you for making it all possible!

gobarb26 said...
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gobarb26 said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I LOVE the gilded heart!

Daniel Lamothe said...

Your lovely tiles are an inspiration as always...as for me, I'll be spending my Valentine's day in the corner thinking about how practically everybody at my high school is in a relationship and I don't even have a crush yet. Oh well, at least my desk is in a corner ^_^

Margaret Bremner said...


Oooohhh such fun! I don't wear gold, but I love it in artwork! I'm spending my Valentine's Day in a bit of a blizzard; a great day to not have to go anywhere. Yay! Wishing you all a quiver-full of hearty hearts. Hugs all 'round!

Andrea said...

No big plans - it will be relaxed and Zen-full here. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Valentine's Day!

Diavac said...

Happy Valentine's Day...Those tiles are so cute. What a great idea!!

Susan Olsen said...

This Valentine's Day here in North East Ohio is cold, and snowy. A perfect day to stay inside, enjoy the day with my family, and do some Zentangle inspired art. Blessing to all of you at Zentangle headquarters.
Sue Olsen
CZT10

kayred said...

Beautiful tiles as always. Happy Valentine's Day.

Melaine said...

Love how the little gold heart just pops out. Spending a quiet night with the hubby for Valentine's. Love all the inspiration. Thanks.

jazzdakini said...

I am always in 'awe' of your work and of the love that has spread across the globe as a balm of creativity and inspiration. I am ever grateful for having found this way of 'drawing inward' that pulls the good from within us.....

Happy heART Day!

Patti Shaffner

sue said...

What an inspiration to see the staff's Zentangle tiles. Beautiful! I am spending the day at home with my husband. We are cozy and warm at home. We are having a major storm and home is the safest and most desirable place for us. Hope to win! Thanks

Margel said...

A Valentine's Day full of running, flower arranging, hot chocolate and time with my husband and dog.

Aleesha Sattva said...

Hi,

I'm coming to your #19 CZT and am very excited to meet you both.

I spent the day in meditation, creating tangles and allowing my focus to be on each individual stroke. It was the most peace-filled experience I've had so far.

Happy LOVE day to you both!

hugs
Aleesha Sattva

Terri Brown said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
I spent the morning with a little tangling after breakfast. If I don't tangle at least once a day, my day isn't complete! The rest of the day was spent with my husband with dinner and a movie. The little touch of the gold heart was prefect for the day. I'm always inspired by your beautiful creations.

Valentine hugs!
Terri Brown. CZT-12

Sandra Chatelain said...

Happy Valentine's day! Cosy at home and of course made a tangled valentine for my valentine

LezliB said...

Absolutely loved the gilded hearts on the tangles! I have been practicing my tangles today and gave my honey the one that I made for the Diva's challenge. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Kathy Thompson said...

Happy Valentines Day! I am so inspired by your Zentangles and it is such a meditative release to tangle in my comfy, cozy chair! Especially during this snowy winter in Northern Rhode Island! I'm quite close to where you guys live, where you're probably getting even more snow than us! Your guilded heart tiles are simply beautiful!!
Kathy Thompson <3

Janet said...

What beautiful tiles created for Valentines Day...The guilded hearts were a great addition to make them sparkle!...hope everyone had a great Valentines Day!...

Unknown said...

I'm Ginny from AZ! Just started getting interested in Zentangle! Love these tiles!

sue jacobs said...

Love them and I'm impressed that you got the gold to show up so well in the photos. My pictures of gold always look like a muddy brown. How do you do it?

sue jacobs said...

Love them and I'm impressed that you got the gold to show up so well in the photos. My pictures of gold always look like a muddy brown. How do you do it?

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

What beautiful gilded hearts and the tangles around them. Thank you for the inspiring work. I spent the day with my hubby in the memory care unit and we made valentine's for all the residents there. He even managed to remember, and get some help from the folks there, and his son to arrange for some lovely flowers for me. I was so touched. Hope you are staying safe and warm with all the snow that you have had. Happy hearts day to all of you at HQ!
Kate Ahrens, CZT IX

Hoosier Lori said...

I look forward to new posts here, and this one delivered. I always look forward to partaking in the positive community derived from pen, ink, and paper. I never cease to be impressed with all the variations of Zentangles and their application on surfaces and objects. Thanks for the creative inspiration.

Do Mi said...

My sweetheart and I are new tangles as of November (I discovered it and then assembled her a homemade "kit" for Christmas). Our main Valentine's Day activity was tangling together!

Kathy Barringer said...

These are beautiful! You've inspired me to try some gilding!

Maxine said...

Those are all so beautiful they look raised, wondering How you made them.
My son took me to our local zoo the day before valentines day, we saw a Mother tiger with her 3 four month old kits. They were weaned and sleeping all together the stripes going in all directions. I see every pattern imagineable in nature, I am pretty sure God meant for us to notice and copy and represent in our own art. For after all we are made in his image.

Anonymous said...

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I have two friends who are CZTs! How very lucky am I, thank you again you brightened my day more than you can guess,Sincerely Michele Taylor

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