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Variety is the spice...

Is anyone else losing track of time? I've got used to my daily routine of sleeping until I wake naturally (no alarm clock!) and then listening to the radio for a while before dragging my bones (and quite a bit of extra flesh ) out of bed for my morning coffee fix. Doing three live Zentangle classes a week on Instagram, plus joining other online classes, is having quite an impact on how my brain is working (shame it doesn't burn off calories in the same way). I am dreaming about tangles as well as planning and practising them. Does it get boring? Well, surprisingly not!

I have become rather obsessed with tangle variations and my last two classes (and the one planned for today) have focused on exploring a single tangle from lost of different angles and changing the appearance by curving straight lines and straightening bendy ones. Great fun! It's not just a recent thing though. I realise that I have always like to stretch, twist and contort most of the tangles I've been learning over the past six years. Looking through my notebooks and photos, I can see this fascination and my recent classes focusing on Phicops and Betweed (I do hope you speak Zentangle) have not only delighted me during the preparation, but the feedback I've had indicates that others have really enjoyed the process too. Oh goody! I can keep on doing it live then!

Maybe it's true that we need a little variety in our lives. Happily for me, the Zentangle variety is very satisfying...

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Christine Kreeger
Christine Kreeger
May 04, 2020

Annie, your the greatest, with your generosity of spirit and action to back it up. I've learned a great deal already. You know the other I like about you? You have patience with people like me, who keeps losing track of your class schedules. I would have sworn I was signed up for a Dongbatz class tomorrow morning but, I don't see it on your calendar. Uh oh! Have I blown it again, please no! I'll have to be Brave and contact you directly to figure this out, lol. I can't believe my memory lately. Too many classes ...I've decided to follow something you said that really impressed you. That was getting your hands on Rick and Maria's Primer. And I…


Ludmila Katz
Ludmila Katz
May 02, 2020

Annie, your classes in Instagram differ of others, who are also wonderful, but just drawing a tile. I love your way of explanations. My mind is changing with your classes. Thank you 😍

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