Friday, October 19, 2012

Color Garden Zen - Something NEW!

This summer I was having a nice Chinese dinner with my family when I opened a fortune cookie and it had two fortunes which read:

"To reach distant places, one has to take the first step."

"A new chapter in your life is being written."

Turns out both were correct!

This spring I was struggling with life events and did not feel any real desire to paint, but my hands just have to do something.  By chance, I found on the Internet and it opened up a world of possibilities in a small manageable way.  Not only that, but I found that when I made these little 3 1/2 square drawings, my shoulders relaxed and I felt Calm and more able to handle what was happening in my life. 

 I felt compelled to do more Zentangles, and also to find out more and tell others about it.  I noticed (because that's what I do, I notice stuff), that when I shared this small easy art form with others, that they too found peace.  Hmmmm, I thought, there is something really deep that is taking place here, and I must pay even more attention.

Well, serendipity being what it is, I got into the Zentangle Certified Teacher seminar on a cancellation and before I knew it, I was in Providence, RI along with 97 other people from all over the world who wanted to learn more about this practice. It was a wonderful few days where I met so many nice folks from so many diverse backgrounds. 

We learned about how to teach the philosophy of Zentangle and the different patterns.  It resonated with me because my heart felt goal is to really help people through art in meaningful way and Zentangle fits the bill for all of that.

So now I am offering Zentangle workshops in Spokane and you can contact me via this blog to find out dates, times and costs or visit my website page: 

I am also available to teach private classes or group classes in your home or work place.

Visit for more information.

I hope you too can find some peace and well being in doing a Zentangle. 

All the best to you,


Here is a Zentangle which was completed at the seminar:

Zentangle by Loretta West




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