Thursday, May 7, 2015

Guest Blog Post from Alice Hendon CZT and Jane Eileen CZT

 I asked Jane Eileen and Alice Hendon to do a blog post for me on their Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled FaceBook group.  If you haven't already been to see it, it is well worth going over and joining.  They are hoping to hit 1000 members by Sunday this week.  Go and help them out.  
Here is what they have to say : 

When Jane Eileen and Alice Hendon formed the Facebook group Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled, they figured they would get a small group of members to share their simple stacks.  They knew good things come in small packages, especially when it comes to zentangles. Jane and Alice offered a description, some samples, and posted their new group. 

What pleasantly surprised them however, was the way zen artists could interpret the same words and come up with so many different examples, with so much depth and beauty.  Add to that the fact that about 800 members joined in the first two weeks. In just three short weeks the membership has now grown to 950 strong. 

Among the work posted has been vertical, horizontal, diagonal, spiral and interwoven stacks, some even with aerial views in every colour of the rainbow and on amazing substrates including paper, wood  and clay.  Jane and Alice were, shall we say, amazed just to put it lightly.  Seeing all the pieces of art has expanded not only their thinking, but that of the other members as well.  Inspiration manifested, if you will. 

Members are not required to post their work but it is welcomed, so both artists and observers are accepted to the little museum of stacks.  Jane and Alice hope you will join them too, if you weren't already there.  Zentangle: Stacked and Tangled on Facebook. 

Alice Hendon, CZT 9
Keystone Heights, Florida, USA

Jane Eileen Malone, CZT 9
Sun City West, Arizona, USA

Tracey Lyon, CZT 14
Port Orange, Florida, USA

Anne Marks
Rural Victoria, Australia


Alice said...

Thank you so much, jane! You're the best!

jane eileen said...

Thanks so much, Jane, for the spot on your blog, pointing your readers to our group, and your membership and contributions to our page. Your efforts and creativity are truly an inspiration!

Paula (PEP) said...

This group is an absolute delight - I'd seen Alice making stacks & realised that when I was struggling with putting something down a stack was superb for me to kickstart just putting pen to paper. I'm one of those people who needs a bit structure & then gets going: free & easy, too much choice my brain doesn't do! This group, as Jane Monk says welcomes observers too, so no need to feel guilty if you don't manage artwork (it's a lovely way of learning) like myself at present as there's little time for tangling in a very hectic schedule but the group itself is giving me respite from stress & keeping my imagination alive, not only with ideas but also with excitement. It's a privilege to be part of this 'now not so little' group.
Paula (PEP)

Alice said...

thanks, jane, it's friday afternoon and we are sitting at 1,031. we made it!!! whoot! whoot! thank you for being an awesome part of our group!

Jane Monk said...

That is fantastic news ALice :)