Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Graduation Day!





It was graduatin day for my class of CZTs (Certified Zentangle Teachers)! The seminar flew by and we all made tons of new friends literally from all over the world. There were 16 countries represented: Singapore, Oman, Malaysia, Germany, Equador, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden , the USA! 


It was fun trying new tangles and getting ready to share the magic!

But hard to say goodby to new friends!
I'm traveling home overnight by train. What a wonderful experience!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More Zentangle Fun!



Here are some tiles from today. We learned many new tangles and had lots of fun.


At lunch time, we had time to visit Grace Episcopal Church just steps from the seminar and see this lovely organ and the beautiful stained glass windows.


The church was built in the mid 1800's and we enjoy the chimes through the day which announce the time on the hour.


We also did Zendalas today - mandalas done with tangles! Last day of seminar tomorrow and then an overnight train ride home!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Having a wonderful time- wish you were here!


Every detail is just perfection at the CZT (certified Zentangle teacher) training seminar here in Providence, Rhode Island.

We received many wonderful things including hand lettered name tags and notebooks.
This is a detail of a huge mosaic of Zentangle tiles done by my class during the first hours of instruction.
A closeup of tiles done in the afternoon class today.
There are 106 of us from at least 10 different countries. I had lunch today with the ladies from Malaysia. They are a delight!
Can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring!! 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Do you Zentangle?



I've arrived in Providence, RI, to take part in a seminar to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher! I'm posting a couple 
of photos from my notebooks to give you an idea of what the art form is. More about the adventure soon!

Friday, March 27, 2015

A Very Fluffy Bunny!



Well, this is just about the fluffiest little bunny I know of!! She's 4 inches plus ears just like her brother which I posted before this. When I received the viscose from Italy not long ago, I washed the fabric, ran my fingers through it against the grain and let it dry as it was. It is amazingly easy to work with and gives a very full, fluffy result. Should you be interested in acquiring some of the fur, email me and I'll send you a link to the source! This little lady may be spoken for, but if not, I'll put her in my Etsy shop the first of the week. I have some black viscose just like this so I'm looking forward to making a very fluffy panda!

Lilly is now on her way to her new home in Connecticut! She should be there to join in Easter festivities!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Edward Rabbit in my Etsy Shop! Hop Hop.....









I've just added this fine little fellow named Edward in my Etsy shop! If you are interested in adopting him hop on over to www.Donnaandthebears.etsy.com He's made out of the softest viscose which I ordered from Anna in Italy. I've just started using viscose for the look of it - just like toys I had when I was a kid. This is the ultimate!!! I have a couple other colors and hope to be getting more. He's just four inches tall plus those wonderful ears.  If Edward isn't on the first page of my shop, that means he's been adopted. Hope you love him!!
Edward has been adopted!! Thanks so much Tina!

Monday, March 23, 2015

And Rocky Takes Over the Worktable!




He loves the birdie view!





And he really enjoys sewing and crochet
Best companion in the world!!

Coming Soon!



I hear I'm going to somewhere called Etsy soon! Need a new bunny for your basket? I'm nice and fluffy?!

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Show Has Begun!!

Clover

Jackie

Pinky

True

Pom Pom

Here are my pandas for the Teddies Worldwide show which has begun! All of the pincushion pandas are about 3 inches tall and Jackie is 4 inches tall. I've fashioned all the pincushions and trimmed them with either crocheted flowers or ribbon roses which I made. I hope you will visit the show! Just click here:  www.TeddiesWorldwide.com
All the bears have been adopted!! Thanks so much!!
I'll be putting some bunnies in the Etsy shop soon!!