Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ten Years . . . Wow!

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


P.S.
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.

P.P.S.
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!

R&M



 

451 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Zentangle has changed and enhanced the lives of many thousands of people around the world, and I am one of them. This is the refrain heard from almost everyone who encounters Zentangle: "Zentangle has released the artist within me." What an incredible gift, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Linda

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  2. Wish I'd learned about Zentangle 10 years ago! But so glad I've learned about it now. It's such fun.

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  4. Congratulations on 10 years. I only discovered Zentangles about a year ago, and it's been a treat for someone who's always been unartistic!

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  5. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I know on a personal level what Zentangle has brought to my life and I am grateful.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful memento.

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  6. Congratulations! I love Zentangle and so glad I discovered it - 5 years ago!

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  7. Time passes so quickly with Zentangle. I was looking at some of my first tiles, and somehow they are 3 years old! I also see patterns everywhere - did you know the interior walls of Delta CRJ jets are covered in Printemps? Thanks for opening my eyes :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations! And thank you for sharing your time and talent. Personally I have be oviduct so much from my time spent with Zentangle. Thank you. Thank you. And may you continue for many, many more years.

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  9. Congratulations. Your Zentangles are wonderful and all the artists who use them are so talented.

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  10. Congratulations and thank you, thank you, for Zentangle and the amazing sharing journey of becoming a CZT (14).

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  11. Thank you for sharing the gift of zentangle...you help us all know there is creativity within each of us...and it begins with just one stoke...-r-

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  12. You gave me the courage to try something I would never have thought I would have been able to do, and helped unlock my "creative" self. Thanks!!!

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  13. I'm so excited to be part of this awesome art movement! You are changing lives!

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  14. Blessings and many thanks being sent your way for sharing the gift of Zentangle with so many. . . and what a gift it has been in my life and how fortunate I am to be able to share it with others.

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  15. My life has been blessed with Zentangle. I can't even count the ways. I teach once a week and draw every day. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world and allowing me to be a part of it. Thank You and may you have many more wonderful years.

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  16. Congratulations on 10 years. I've never considered myself to be an artist, but Zentangle makes me feel that there might be an artist in me.

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  17. Congratulations on 10 years ! Thank you for making your dream to share Zentangle come true. Wishing the Zentangle family many, many, more wonderful years.

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  18. The only thing I regret is that I didn't encounter Zentangle sooner. It's been a blessing to my artistic life in SO MANY ways. Many many thanks to you both for launching this pleasure craft and steering it in such wonderful directions. XOXO!

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  19. Happy Anniversary to you and to all of Zentangle-dom. Life is good!

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  20. Happy Anniversary - so glad I found Zentangle 3 years ago!

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  21. Happy Anniversary!! Congrats on 10 years and I'm looking forward to seeing what the next 10...20... and more years bring. It is one of my wishes to eventually attend a CZT class, I know it is unrealistic for me, but I can always dream of meeting you!!

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  22. I have often experienced my wishes coming true against all kinds of odds. On this tenth anniversary of Zentangle going public, I express my wish to have you both, Rick and Maria, here in India within the next couple of years.

    Am very grateful to be part of the Zentangle Community.

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  23. Whispering Aloha to you on this special Anniversary. Know that you are loved. We are so grateful that you have come into our lives. Rick, Maria, Staff, CZT's and students of Zentangle...you are the best extended family that anyone could wish for.

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  24. Very grateful congratulations and thanks for the very best relationship to land in our lives! Lois & I are happy to have shared since CZT3 so long (& yet so short) a time ago. Aloha from Big Island of Hawaii.

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  25. Congratulations!You have created a much happier world.

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  26. Happy Anniversary!!! Zentangle is the best thing that ever happened to me! My life is so much more fulfilling now that I have Zentangle. Rick and Maria, you guys Rock! Cheryl Cianci :)

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  27. Happy anniversary. Thank you so much for bringing the magic of Zentangle to all of us.

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  28. Congratulations on this, the 10 yr anniversary. May you go on reaching the many more people who feel they are not artists. You have made this possible for so many and assisted them in more ways than one. I speak for myself here but from reading your blog I know I am not the only one.

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  29. HAU'OLI LĀ HOʻOMANAʻO! Happy Anniversary Zentangle®!

    I am so grateful to have this practice in my world. So thankful for Rick and Maria and their generous souls. My life is forever-changed. May Zentangle continue to inspire and change other folksʻ lives, too.

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  30. Happy 10th anniversary! I remember starting this form of art but never knew the proper name until about 4 years ago, thanks to my art teacher :) Here's to 10 more years!

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  31. Thank you for Zentangle. It has been a sanity saver for me as I have lost a lot of mobility in the past year. It has released the artist in me too.

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  32. Congratulations! Thanks you for following your heart and passion with this.

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  33. Happy Zenth Anniversary to both of you! I can't begin to express how Zentangle has enriched my life. I wish I found you sooner, but the last four years have been incredible! Thank you for sharing the gift of Zentangle with all of us, and for allowing me to share it with others!
    Love & Hugs, Sue

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  34. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations! Your vision and passions have combined to give us gifts that bless us every day. I, for one, am inspired by you and so many through Zentangle and I never fail to be surprised as the uniqueness of each one's Zentangle. Thank you!

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  35. Congratulations on reaching this benchmark. it could only be achieved one day at a time.

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  36. For me, Zentangle is the "ZENITH" of not only my artistic life, my spiritual life and last but not least, my physical life ! All THREE thank you both ! I wish you many 10th anniversaries to come !

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  37. Happy, happy 10th anniversary. In some ways it seems like it has always been with us and in other ways it only seems like a short time. I have been around for a little over 7 years and I have learned a lot about myself and the art that I love. I enjoy the creative process so much more now that I don't put so much pressure on myself to be "perfect." I have learned to relax and let the enjoyment come from the experience. Thanks for showing us the way.

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  38. Happy Zenth! And Congratulations!

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  39. Congratulations on this milestone. So happy to have Zentangle in my life and to continue to share the journey with you all.

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  40. Oh happy tenth! :-) I've only been with it for 6 years and it has had such a huge impact on my life. I only regret - what I might have done if I'd been infected four years earlier!? hee hee...
    you guys are amazing.

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  41. Happy "Zenth" Anniversary! Zentangle has changed my life. I first started drawing them when I was home from work with a broken arm over two years ago and I haven't stopped.it was the only thing that kept me sane through the 3 1/2 month ordeal. I LOVE Zentangle and want to thank you for creating it.

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  42. Congratulations!! Happy 10th Anniversary! I am so happy to be a part of the Zentangle family!

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  43. Happy 10th Anniversary!!! Zentangle has been rejuvenated the artist within me and has gotten me more excited to do my own art. It has also given me the opportunity to meat so many wonderful people!

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  44. Congratulation to ten years and Good Luck for the next ten.
    I am new at this and still "testing" but love it so far although am far from being an artist..

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  45. So grateful that 10 years ago Zentangle was shared with the world. It has come into my life and untangled my world. I dream of Zentangle. Mahalo nui from Hilo Hawaii

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  46. Happy 10th anniversary....and so many more wonderful Zentangle years ahead! Thank you both for all the joy, peace, and love that Zentangle brings to the world!

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  47. I'm just getting started...but can't wait to see where it takes me in 10 years!!

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  48. Oh you guys are the best and zentangle is sooo fantastic. What a gift I was given....

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  49. Congratulations! I'm a newbee, but love what I've seen so far. It's so beautifully artistic and so zen. :)

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  50. Congratulation! !!! Ten years is a long time.
    I just get to know zentangle about one year ago and don't want to miss them.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

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  51. Congratulations from me too!!!!
    I am so very grateful to have encountered Zentangle and to be a part of this loving community, that would never had been there without you.
    People you never met or spoke to, but having such loving contacts all over the world. I am sure this will bring more peace in our world.
    And .... the two of you started this!!!
    I have no more then two simple words: Thank YOU!

    Annemarie

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  52. Wow that is quite the milestone, congratulations and heres to many, many more years to come!

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  53. Congratulations! How awesome to be expanding the sphere of Zentangle. Will definitely need to see if there are any classes near me. Love the piece you created for your anniversary. Intriguing. I just keep finding more and more new designs as I keep looking at it. Love it!

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  54. Dr. Jonathan MatherJuly 18, 2014 at 1:56 AM

    I am yust a novice in tangled in Zentangle... Got
    dierect transmission from wily old Zen bastrd
    manning the wheel at Prof Deliciouso's Garden Party...
    Lovin' ALL I'm seein', more importantly, feeling
    about your good works which are most assuredly a dircet f=rrflection of your radiant spirits... God And Good Bless You And The Wonderful Global Family you Have created And Nutured With Deepest Aloha,

    With Much Love, Dr. jonathan Mather

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  55. Congratulations!! I have been following Zentangle and recently took my first class! I love, love, love it! I have seen where it can be adapted to quilting, and as a quilter... I am excited to do a "zentangle quilting" on a modern quilt that is "still in the design" works of my head. Thank you for sharing your techniques and I can really find peace when I "tangle." Thank you and again... congrats on 10 years!!

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  56. Very Happy Aniversary from the Netherlands. Wish you, Rick & Maria, family and friends and all of us all over the world very many happy Zentangle years to come ! <3 :-)

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  57. Congratulations. Thank you for bringing Zentangle to us. I love this art form, Sharon Robinson in the UK.

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  58. Mi enhorabuena desde Madrid, donde dos nuevas CZT estamos encantadas de dar a conocer Zentangle en España.
    Congratulations from Madrid, where two brand new CZT are more than happy to promote Zentangle in Spain.

    Anna Coll CZT #14

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  59. I started tangling several years ago. Recently both my father-in-law and my husband were diagnosed with colon cancer. I spent several weeks in the hospital with my husband, and sat in hospice with my father-in-law until he passed. And, as my husband's chemo continues I still spend many hours waiting in the hospital. To say this is a stressful time would be an understatement. I have found that working on my Zentangles has been the best therapy! I carry my sketchbook with me everywhere. And, since I often have my 10-yr old granddaughter with me, we sit in the hospital and both work on them! She has her own sketchbook that she also carries with her. She even took it, and some extra supplies to share, to her sleepover at a friend's house tonight! We love sharing this with everyone! Maybe one of these days I will be able to actually take training to be a CZT!!

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  60. Ten years! What a milestone...and what an achievement! I only found Zentangle last October last year entirely by accident. Now it is a daily practice that brings Zen and a feeling of wellbeing to all facets of who I am. Many thanks for a great gift.

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  61. The Zenth Anniversary! Congratulations to Maria, Rick, the Staff at Zentangle Headquarters and everyone of the zentangle family all over the world. Wish you all many happy returns of the day.
    Maria CZT #3- Netherlands

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  62. Amazing artwork, Zentangle is so therapeutic. Thanks for helping with my therapy.

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  63. Happy Zenth Anniversary!! Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Zentangles has helped me cope with a painful nerve disease. It's such a relaxing art form and I love the creativity it gives me. Thank you!!!

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  64. Congratulations Maria & Rick!
    I just discovered Zentangle this year and I'm fascinated.

    Thank you for the gift. Good luck for us!

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  65. Yippee!! Happy Zenth! I'm so happy for you, Rick and Maria and staff, and for the rest of us for the rich dimension Zentangle adds to our lives. Oh, what if I hadn't found you! But it was meant to be :) Thank you!!!

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  66. Congratulations! You will never know the full impact that Zentangle has made on peoples lives but I would like to share my story. After surviving a devastating divorce, I decided it was time to "pass it on" and created a program called Living with Stress Creatively. I teach art journaling and after discovering Zentangle, added an introduction to the calming effects of Zentangles to my talk. It has been gratefully embraced to the groups I have talked to- mental health support groups, hospice volunteers, an Aids/HIV positive mens retreat, various church groups and jthis Sunday I will be talking to a small group of young widows. A wonderful tool for passing on God's peace to those in most need. Bless you.

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  67. Congratulations on your anniversary. I am grateful for Zentangle every day!

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  68. What a success story! Congratulations on bringing so much happiness to so many people around the world.

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  69. Happy Anniversary Zentangle! You have changed my life! Through you I have rediscovered my childhood joy of making art! I am so grateful to have found you. Thank you

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  70. Congratulations, Rick and Maria. I discovered the beautiful art of zentangle about six years ago and only wish I had discovered it sooner. It has given me an artistic confidence I never had before. What a gift you've given to the world.

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  71. Congratulations on ten phenomenal years touching the hearts and mind of folks around the world with the vision YOUR hearts gifted all. May each of you experience the gratitude we wing your way for all you continue to share with us.

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  72. Congrats on 10 years. I know the benefits of your method and art form and am truly appreciative.

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  73. Like a moth to a flame, i was cruising a used book sale in its final minutes(fall 2009). My realtor had just suggested that i remove at least half the books in my house if i really wanted to sell it. The only other people in the tent were Suzanne McNeill and her daughter; Suzanne had just finished CZT#2. She was so excited at how this "Zentangle" she had just learned to teach was a perfect fit with my coaching practice..the rest is history, I am a CZT 3 from spring 2010 and i am forever grateful for this amazing practice, art form and community. Thank you Rick and Maria for persevering through the growth of Zentangle and, of course, Suzanne for her enthusiasm.

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  74. Congratulations on a decade of inspiring and helping others towards a more creative and peaceful future.

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  75. Congratulations on your 10th birthday! It's been about four months I started to draw zentangle and I love to do every day. It's so relaxing! Keep up the good work you do for us and THANK YOU ! (From Quebec)

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  76. Happy Zenth! Zentangle put together so many things that I love (drawing, patterns, meditation) in an incredible new way for me. I'm so glad you're here and that I can be a part of it!

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  77. Thank you. Seriously, thank you. Zentangle has reconnected me with my creative self and given me the confidence to begin drawing again. I doubt this would have happened without frequent tangling.

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  78. 10 Years!! My how time flies. I'm so happy that you two got together and created this wonderful gem. Your love flows to us all. Thanks so much for creating much more than an art form...you've created an incredible FAMILY which I am gratefully a part of. Celebrate!

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  79. Congratulations! I'm so happy that I found Zentangle and the kindred spirits that I've subsequently made at my weekly classes. Taking pen to paper in such a way, whether it be in solitude or with a group of like minded people is a special thing.

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  80. Congratulations! Zentangle has touched so many, me included! Thank you for all that you do!

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  81. 10 Years! Whoot Whoot! How cool is that! Congratulations!!

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  82. Happy Anniversary! What a well-deserved milestone!

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  83. Congratulations and best wishes for continued success!

    I've been practising Zentangle for three years. My art therapist recently attended a conference and learned of the benefits of Zentangle. Now she thoroughly understands why this art form is so important to me.

    The word of the health benefits of Zentangle continues to spread, one therapist at a time.

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  84. Congratulations! I've been part of your community since October, 2010 and I count my CZT training as one of the greatest blessings of my life! Thank you Rick and Maria for sharing your tangled journey with us!

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  85. I learned about, and how to, Zentangle about 4-5 years ago at a major local craft show. I CAN'T STOP! Love it and use it in daily journals all of the time. Congratulations Maria and Rick and THANKS!
    Hugs, Jaynne

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  86. Congratulations from Germany, too!
    I discovered Zentangle for me a year ago!
    Unfortunately I´m not able to visit a CZT seminar. But I´m very proud of being a member of this wonderful Zentangle community all over world!
    THANK YOU very much!

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  87. Congratulations on zen years of tangling! Wow, that went by fast, I've been tangling off and on since you started.

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  88. Congratulations on a great 10 years. May you have many more. I love the print and a chance to win it too!!

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  89. I started tangling about 2years ago. I keep a steno notebook and micron pen on the nightstand and every night just before I turn out the light, I just mess around practicing one or two tangles. But, a lot of times it's just an entire page of Mookas, my favorite of all. It just helps me relax and clear my mind for sleep. Congrats to your entire team for 10 years and thank you for sharing your technique with us.

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  90. Congratulations on this wonderful landmark occasion! Zentangle® Has brought me many blessings! The right to call myself an artist, a wonderful community of CZT friends and amazing experiences teaching this beautiful and accessible art form. You have blessed us all in so many ways!

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  91. Happy 10th Anniversary!!! I love Zentangle. It has been such a blessing in my life. To feel my creativity flow in such an unexpected way...love it! Thank you so much. I look forward to one day becoming a CZT.

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  92. Congratulations on your Zenth anniversary. Thank you for sharing your vision and your joy. It has revealed to me an inner calm that has been invaluable in my life. The change that you have created in so many lives will always inspire me.

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  93. Congratulations and thanks! Zentangles have also changed my life. I can't let a day go by without at least one. Usually, many, many more. I am 94 years old, and still have good enough eye sight (with the help of specs) to do the intricate drawings. Thanks so much for introducind this art form. I have only been doing this for about 5 years, but it is wonderful!

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  94. You have influenced so many with Zentangle in the last ten years. May you continue to inspire, guide, and refresh your Zentanglers. Thank you.

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  95. Happy anniversary! While I'm not tangling so much anymore, I come back to zentangle again and again in one medium or another. It's just the easiest, most impressive way to add art and embellishment to my other projects. Recently I'd combined zentangle with wood burning.

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  96. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I feel so blessed to have discovered your wonderful art form 4 years ago. You have made a difference to so many people.

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  97. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary! I discovered zentangle about a year ago and have never looked back!!

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  98. Happy Zenth! I too am absolutely thrilled and grateful to have discovered zentangle. The online community, network of tanglers, and other artists' amazing work inspire me daily!

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  99. Congratulations on making so many people happy for the last ten years!

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  100. Congratulations on 10 years! Zentangles are near & dear to my heart. Thank you for all you have done.

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  101. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Thanks for introducing a brilliant concept that encourages people who don't think they are artists to do "art." It has freed me to go on to sketching and watercolor.
    Aloha, Kate

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  102. Congratulations from Spain!! I remember the great pleasure we had a month ago in Providence,
    with all the Zentangle staff, and our nice class mates. Thanks Rick and Maria for all this magic. Un abrazo desde Madrid, donde Anna y yo vamosa contagiar vuestra magia.
    Maria Pérez.

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  103. I am a newbie at this art form ... and I took my first beginner workshop in January this year. I have taken 5 or 6 workshops since and am registered for a couple more before the summer is over. I hope to come for one of the CZT events next year. I absolutely love this art form! Though I would doodle when on phone calls or in classes prior to discovering the Zentangle world, this has opened up huge vistas for me and provided worlds where my creative juices can flow (or should I say flood)! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Congratulations on 10 years!

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  104. Hello dear ones,

    (I'm sorry about my school-english)

    congratulations to your tenth anniversary! I discovered your blog some months ago ... it is so inspiring! The first step for me was when I bought a tangle-newspaper in my super-marke that taught me how to do it ... and then the wheel be-gan to roll! I tried, I was thrilled, I drew and many people where infected. I don’t know so many people here in Ger-many who tangle but I think the number of followers will continuously grow.
    Be furthermore happy in tangling and tell us more about it! I love it so much!
    I’d like to be one of the winners very much – in deed! A such marvellous drawing!

    Kind regards from over the ocean,
    Ulrike

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  105. Congratulations on your 10 years of sharing Zentangle®. I am glad that I found out about you from my sister. It gave us something to share. I am also grateful that I was able to become a CZT and can share it with others. It is a great experience to see others discover "the artist" within them. The piece that you did is beautiful. Hoping for many more years of tangling to come.

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  106. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!!

    I've been a Zentangle enthusiast since 2011 when I was a member of CZT7. I only wish I'd discovered it sooner.

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  107. Congrats on the anniversary. In this day and age it's refreshing to see something that has taken root and grown when everything in out society seem so ephemeral.

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  108. Congratulations on 10 years of creativity, inspiration, and blessing humanity. There are few days that pass that I don't tangle...because it grounds me. Thank you for your work and message.

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  109. Many people have asked me how many years have the classes been taught. Now I have the answer! I know that at first the classes were given only twice a year rather than 4 times a year. It would be fun to hear a total of the number of people who have taken the classes…or a guestimate of how many. Maybe you could post that sometime. Like how many countries any how many students?

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  110. Kip Kozlowski CZT4July 18, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Happy Tenth to you and to all of us! Many more-----'

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  111. Happy 10th Anniversary and wishing you many more Zentangle years ahead!

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  112. Congratulations! I've been a doodler my whole life, but only found zentangle about three years ago! Thanks!

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  113. Congratulations on you milestone! I am so impressed and enamored with Zentangle that I even have a link to your website on my web page. Thank you for creating an artform that provides so many of us with a outlet for stress, creativity, mindfulness, and enjoyment!

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  114. I think everyone hopes to leave something permanent which will make the world a better place. For some the hope is through their children. For some through an invention, or deepening man's understanding of one thing or another. YOU were able to do it through your artistry and a rare understanding of a need for people to go inside themselves and experience peace. In this way you have touched more lives in more ways than you can imagine. And you leave a lasting legacy. CONGRATULATIONS on 10 years, and (very personally) thank you for this gift.

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  115. My Many congratulations to you! I am so happy that I found this art form and became a CZT. It has truly enriched my life. Thank you for that! Here is to the next great 10!
    Fondly, Kate Ahrens CZT IX

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  116. Carolyn HemingwayJuly 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Congratulations Maria and Rick!! My heartfelt thanks to you for sharing this wonderful method, and giving me back my love of drawing. Cheers!

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  117. Congratulations!! I am so grateful that you two followed your inspirations and brought this new art form into the world! I am still glowing with joy from the CZT 15 training! To 10 x infinity more years of Zentangliciousness!!
    hugs,
    Katie Crommett, CZT 15

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  118. Ginger BlaisdellJuly 18, 2014 at 1:39 PM

    Congratulations on ten years of tangling! Thank you for bringing this art form to life for anyone at any skill level.

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  119. Dearest Maria, Rick, Molly et al ~ Zentangle has become a joyful part of my life. I am SO grateful that you followed your instincts to act on your ideas a decade ago. I wonder if you REALLY know the full effect of your decision to share your knowingness about this life-enhancing, life-changing activity. The benefits I've witnessed as a CZT with only 20 classes behind me are quite obvious and remarkable. YOUR courage, Rick and Maria, to take the chance and invest your time, talent, money, and effort to create and offer the Zentangle Method to the world is enriching COUNTLESS lives, every day. My most sincere THANK YOU. xoxo
    Jan Brandt, CZT XII, Reno, NV

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  120. Congratulations! I only found Zentangle a year ago but I Love it and have introduced several others to it. Keep up the great work! Hope I win!

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  121. I could never thank you enough for creating such a beautiful art form. I never feel overwhelmed by learning a new pattern, I love the process and the results. I no longer say, this isn't my best, I am proud of all my Zentangle tiles. You've brought out the best in me, and I wish you years and years of success, and happiness.
    Cheers!
    Barbara Le'

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  122. congratulations on the ten years. I have been on it for 3 1/3 now and still greateful for it. And for becomming CZT so I can spread the word. Love and a big hug from The Netherlands

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  123. Congratulations on 10 years! I only found this last November but it has brought a whole new outlook for me in my art. Now if I can just save up for the CZT!

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  124. Maria & Rick and all the zentangle crew!
    Zentnagle has reignited my creative soul and I so enjoy tangling at every opportunity.
    Sandra Chatelain, CZT 8

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  125. Zentangle has impacted my life in many, many ways. I join the Zentangle community in thanking Rick and Maria (and everyone associated with the business). THANK YOU!

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  126. Congratulations on your 10th Zentangle anniversary! And thank you for all you have done to bring art, peace and joy to millions of us around the world. The next 10 years will be even better!

    Deborah Alborell

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  127. I love Zentangle and the Zentangle community. I am still on a high from the CZT 15 class. Congratulations on your success and building such a wonderful group of support. Thank you.

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  128. Thank you so much for all the work you both put in Zentagle. I really enjoy zentangle and love all the different tangles.
    Heres to at least 10 more happy tangling year. Bless You

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  129. Congratulations Rick and Maria! Continued success and growth for Zentangle!

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  130. Congratulations on your 'zenth' anniversary. I can't imagine my life without Zentangle! Thank you for making all this possible!

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  131. Congratulations on your "Zenth"! I just got back from teaching a class and am so tickled to see when people, who think they already know Zentangle, actually get it. I'm sure you feel the same with each CZT you certify. Thank you so much for giving this gift to the world.

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  132. Congratulations on 10 years! I shared Zentangle with my multicultural ESL class last night and they were fascinated. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this relaxing and fulfilling process.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  133. Wow, how awesome! I can't believe it's been 10 years. I was introduced to Zentangle 8 years ago and I continue to love it and find new things to create all the time. Thank you for all the inspiration and congratulations on the fabulous growth and awareness of Zentangle!

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  134. I struggle a bit but will never give up! Practice, practice, Practice! Regardless, I love Zentangle!

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  135. Happy Anniversary! I love looking at all the art created, and trying my own hand at it inspired by all the beauty and creativity!

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  136. Zentangle is an inspired concept. You have done so much good for the world. Thank you.

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  137. Congratulations. That is an amazing milestone. I cannot begin to describe the thrill of drawing repetitive patterns, one day I still hope to come & be properly trained but we do need to move house first……. Thank you for all the info that you share via the web.
    Paula (PEP)

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  138. Happy 10th anniversary. The art looks wonderful and I love the fused glass. Zentangle has been such a blessing for me as I am a caregiver for my mother who is 93 and find this relaxes me when I am under a lot of stress and I even have my granddaughter who is 9 doing Zentangle. Thank you to both of you.

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  139. Sheryl GilbertsonJuly 18, 2014 at 5:47 PM

    Zentangle started me back on a path to creativity about 8 years ago. My creativity had been dormant for years and years. Thank you for helping me rediscover a part of myself.
    Happy Anniversary!

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  140. Congrats and thank you!
    So much fun. I only wish I had found it sooner!

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  141. Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for creating a beautiful way for people to express themselves.

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  142. I discovered Zentangle 2 years ago. I use it at night to help me sit still with husband and watch TV or a movie. I used to keep my hands busy with cross stitch, but got tired of it. Happy zenth and thank you for starting this Zentangle movement! Carolyn Soltas

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  143. Congratulations on 10 years! It's truly a pleasure to be involved with such a wonderful and supportive community. I never dreamed I'd be involved with art of any kind 3 years ago, but Zentangle has opened my mind to many possibilities. Thanks so much for all you do!

    Dave, CZT (lucky) 13

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  144. Congratulations on your 10 years. I love the zentangle medium and the ease in which I can draw anywhere. The art form has allowed me to broaden my artistic horizons and I hope to become a CZT one day. (It 's hard to nab a spot in a seminar!). Here's to the next 10 years!

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  145. Wow, 10 years already! Congrats! While working on my water colors, I found a really neat way to enhance my paintings using zentangles in the painting. Thanks so much.

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  146. It has been a grand journey!! May we all be here for your twentieth year!!!!

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  147. Congratulations! Thank you for providing the fuel for my little spark for drawing that I've had to put aside for so long. When life can feel so out of control at times, this is something I can control. I look forward to the next ten years.

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  148. Even if one doesn't spend a lot of time practicing Zentangle it is an art form that can be appreciated and can bring a feeling of calm to you. Beautiful--congratulations on 10 years of wonderful art and education.

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  149. It has been a grand journey!! May we all be here for your twentieth year!!!!

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  150. J. Michelle WattsJuly 18, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I am so thankful that my friend Elizabeth introduced me to Zentangle in 2009. I can't imagine a day without it. Congrats and thank you for your everything.

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  151. THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF ZENTANGLE. MY "ZENTANGLE STORY" IS ONGOING - IT REPEATEDLY HELPS ME TO SHIFT MY FOCUS TO SOMETHING BEAUITFUL.

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  152. I attended seminar 15 ...it was a trip of a lifetime..words cannot describe how passionate I feel about this art form!...Maria and Rick I can't thank you enough!

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  153. I am a new "tangler" having learned about this art form at a workshop last winter. I find it soothing and am looking forward to trying it out on an airplane trip in about a week to calm my nerves.

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  154. Congratulations on your awesome anniversary! I am not a CZT, but once I found Zentangle last October, I have been able to learn so much from your site, your blog, and a few other sites created by many CZTs. I love having a way to express myself that is not intimidating, but helps me to focus in general!

    Zentangle is a wonderful addition to my life, and I thank you for sharing!

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  155. Congratulations! I just attended CZT 14 and what an experience … the most awesome 4 days of learning and friendship. Thank you!

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  156. Zentangle has changed so many lives, including my own.
    What a gift you gave the world! Congratulations on your
    10 year anniversary!

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  157. I am very new to Zentangle but I find it fascinating! I hope you come to my area some day soon!

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  158. Congratulation on ten years of tangling! I am so glad I came across Zentangles they give me an opportunity to create art anywhere I go. I discovered Zen tangles about three years ago. Thank you for an opportunity to win a signed memento.

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  159. You two and your family are the best! Thank you for sharing your joy and passion with all of us. Did you ever envision it would lead to all of this "one stroke at a time"? : ) Happy Anniversary, I wish everyone many more to come.

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  160. Happy Anniversary to YOu
    Happy Anniversary to YOu
    Happy Anniversary Dear Zentangle
    Happy Anniversary to YOOUUUUUU!
    And many more!

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  161. I'm so glad I followed a link back in January to this website. Where have i been for the last 10 years? Never mind; this definitely comes under the heading of "better late than never." Thanks so much for the inspirations, and here's to many, many more years. Cheers!

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  162. Zentangle provides the opportunity for everyone who tries it to release the artist within. Is there any greater gift?

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  163. It's given me such pleasure!

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  164. 10 years is a pretty long time!! Congratulation!!
    As your slogan: one stroke at a time
    Anything is possible.... Happy Anniversery
    and many happy returns - with new things, like:
    Welcome Bijou!!

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  165. My daughter and I took a class from our local CZT in June and we had a blast. I am totally hooked and find it an artistic form of meditation . . . the strains and stresses melt away! My daughter is still enjoying it and finds new patterns for ME to try! I'm looking forward to trying it on fabric, too!

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  166. Have shared my zentangle experience with several friends and are enjoying the process and passing on to their friends. Thank you

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  167. Bravo on 10 years and here's to many more all filled with joy!

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  168. Congratulations ... wow .. And many happy returns - I am new on this as It is two weeks by now I discovered Zentangel - And it is sooooo amazing what one can do when one first discover the technique... I can't stop... Thanks again many times

    Kind regards
    Mariane

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  169. Happy 10th... It's just the beginning.

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  170. Ten years and growing. I have enjoyed learning Zentangle and passing it along to my grandchildren. You have started something wonderful. Thank you.

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  171. Congratulations! It's been a great ten years.

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  172. I have only known of Zentangle for the past year or so, but I am addicted!

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  173. Happy 10th anniversary. I am so glad I discovered this artform and so glad for all that you do to share it with all of us.

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  174. Love this amazingly simple way of expressing myself artistically. It is so much fun Zentagling with my three small grandchildren and seeing what their little minds create. Opens up a whole new way of communicating with them as we discuss each piece of work and why they chose the patterns and sometimes colours to create their zentangle.
    Thank you for making Zentagle available to us all.
    Kris
    Port Macquarie
    Australia

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  175. Congrats on 10 years! Who knew that all the doodling that I did during school was to become known as tangling! I am new to tangling as such, but it it so much fun trying to learn.

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  176. anne m szymanskiJuly 18, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    I discovered Zentangle two years ago through a lovely certified teacher, Ginny Nichols in Naples, Florida. I have osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines. Zentangle has afforded me the opportunity to distract AND create at the same time. Thank you to Maria, Rick, and Ginny.

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  177. Happy Anniversary! The thanks go to you two. You have given so many such a wonderful gift. I join those who wish they had learned Zentangle from the start. It is life altering.

    Hugs to ALL at Zentangle Central.

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  178. Happy Zenth Anniversary!!! I am honored to be a part of this great community who I think of as family!! I have also been forever changed because of what you have so graciously shared with us, & will continue to tell everyone I meet about how learning about Zentangle has improved my quality of life, & will continue to "Pay it Forward"!!! Thank You- Thank You - Thank You to you and the staff at Z hdqtrs!!!

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  179. Carol A. Bye-MacLeodJuly 18, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    Introduced by a local CZT who has become a friend, I couldn't get enough after her series of classes were completed. I am now a proud graduate of Seminar XV and will happily share the legacy of the zentangle community with as many people as I can - with pride, joy, and a continuing lust for learning more More MORE! Happy Anniversary ZENTANGLE! And Congratulations Rick, Maria, Molly, Martha and the entire team behind the scenes!!! Thank you.

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  180. Wow, congratulations on this huge anniversary! Since finding your site some years ago, entangling has been my go to stress reducer...all I can say is thank you!!'

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  181. Happy Zenth Anniversary!! Zentangle™ has provided my 2nd graders, my more senior students, and myself to explore, create and be artists when we never believed we could be. Thank you so much for this amazing vision. It has provided many an opportunity to grow, inspire, and create!! Many happy happy more anniversaries!

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  182. Congratulations on your tenth anniversary!
    I have only recently come to discover Zentangle myself, and it delights me!

    Have a lovely day!

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  183. Congratulations on 10 years of Zentangle! What a beautiful piece of art to commemorate the occasion.

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  184. Wow. TEN YEARS and it is growing throughout the world everyday. Life changing and amazing.
    Pam Sig

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  185. Happy 10th Anniversary!! Thanks for bringing Zentangle to the world. Wishing you many more!!

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  186. it gives me great pleasure to say congratulations Zentangles. Over 10 years you have permitted each and everyone to find the artist within himself. What a miracle what a gift thank you thank you thank you. Phyllis @fpmmac

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  187. I am so glad I get to be part of the 10 year celebration by attending class in November. How many days do we have to go? I can hardly wait. The teaser photos from the newsletter- ahhh mazing. OMG y'all, every single one of you are awesome. You've changed this girls life. Thank you <3

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  188. I'm so glad I was introduced to Zentangle! It is simply wonderful. Happy 10th Anniversary!!

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  189. Congratulations on your anniversary and a big thank you for sharing all your talent with those of us who wish to create something artistic but have no natural talent. One stroke at a time makes a huge difference!

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  190. Congratulations on your 10-year anniversary. I try to fit in as much tangling in my life as I can. Helps to keep me more centered and relaxed. I learned about Zentangle from friends and took classes with those friends. I am grateful to have learned this wonderful way of artistic expression. Thanks to both of you.

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  191. Congratulations, Zentangle! It has been a year for me. Thank for helping me find my inner artist, again!

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  192. I have been zentanging for a year and a half. It started as art therapy for me because of some very tragic things in my life. I also suffer from many health issues. I have Parkinson's and diabetes and major depression as well as bi polor. I never left my house for almost a year. After starting zentangle and doing it for many hours at a time because I was house bound, I have found that my hands don't shake so much and I have started selling my art at craft shows. This has gotten me out of the house and started to communicate with strangers. I now teach people at a nursing home and on a psych. ward. I just want to thank you for such a gift.

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  193. Thank you so much for all you do and al you've done for me! Congratulations..well done!

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  194. What a wonderful journey you have been on. I'm so glad to be part of the Zentangle community. And I would absolutely love to win this commemorative piece of art. It is stunning.

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  195. So exciting to have 10 years and many more to come. It is wonderful to be connected to a very creative group of people. We had a wonderful Zentangle expo in Madison Wisconsin this past weekend arranged by Katie Butler as you well know. You would certainly be very proud of her and all she did to make it happen in such a short time. I will be looking forward to the second Expo, same time next summer. I'm sending you so many thanks for introducing Zentangle to the world. Warmest wishes are being sent to you from me. Deena

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  196. Thank you for gifting the world with a Zensacional method of drawing! It is simply zentastic..and so is the whole Zentangle family. Blessings to all.

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