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Certified Zentangle Teacher

Hi! I’ve recently returned from Providence, Rhode Island. I know, pretty amazing for me! Those who know me, know that sometimes I can’t even get out of my house šŸ™‚Ā  It happened very suddenly when I got a newsletter from zentangle.com that there were 4 open seminar spaces available…first come, first served! This was my dream, to go to seminar to become a Certified ZentangleĀ® Teacher but I figured I would have to wait until 2015 (it’s very hard to get in!). I would be trained by the founders of ZentangleĀ®, Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Well a long story shortened…I emailed but the 4 spaces were already filled and I was #15 on a waiting list. I was so disappointed to think I almost had a shot of getting in!

About two days later I get another email and I GOT IN!!Ā  That is, if I could fly to Providence, RI, and find a hotel in less than a week! The seminar is at the Providence Hotel but they were booked solid. Before I knew it I was on a plane and off to become a Certified ZentangleĀ® Teacher! No time to think how terrified I was to fly and fly so far from home for 6 days. I’m talking about Alaska to Rhode Island! It took me all day to get there, starting at 3:30am (Sat)and finally got to bed at 4:00am the next day (Sun).

But I did it! I made it to Providence only to find out they did not have a room for me! Yes, NO ROOM!! I had a total meltdown (and I mean it was bad!) and was driven across town to another hotel. I had absolutely no idea where I was or who I was with. They fortunately came back to get me the next day (I was crossing my fingers that they would!). I emailed Martha (Maria’s daughter) to let her know what happened and checked into the seminar that evening. I stayed at Biltmore that night, alone and scared.

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The next morning (Mon) after the morning class, Martha took me aside and said there was a vacancy at Providence Hotel and they were working on getting me over there with everyone else. OMG! I was soooooo excited, so relieved, so grateful, so exhausted! From then on I had the most FANTASTIC and AMAZING time! It was like I was living in a magical dream-world filled with beautiful tangles and warm and wonderful people. Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts and their entire ZentangleĀ® family were unbelievably so kind and giving.

Me, Maria, and Rick

Me, Maria Thomas, and Rick Roberts

I met so many people from around the world. We had 13 countries and 22 students from Taiwan who became my friends (kneehow). I had so much fun and learned sooooo much!

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When I got back, Blaines Art Store asked me to teach ZentangleĀ® classes and I start in January 2015 (another dream come true!). I can hardly wait!!!! I am now a Certified ZentangleĀ® Teacher!

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See you in class šŸ™‚

ā™„ Donna

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Baby Blossom Hats

Hi,Ā  I teach crochet and locker hooking classes at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts in So. Anchorage (Dimond Blvd).Ā  This is an older store but has been remodeled recently and they built a NEW CLASSROOM!Ā  I’m really excited about this store and the opportunity to teach again!Ā  Now both Jo-Anns in town offer classes!

Every month or two Jo-Ann holds an “Open House” where all the teachers come together and we promote our classes and people are free to ask us questions and sign up for classes (plus they can get a discount that day!).Ā  We have one coming up this Saturday, 2-11-2012.Ā  It’s a lot of fun!Ā  We usually have other demos going on too.Ā  Part of my responsibility is to make and show samples of class projects which are being offered and are coming up on the calender.Ā  It’s like “show & tell” and I love it!Ā  I really enjoy talking to the people and many of them I know or know me BUT they don’t know we offer classes NOW!!

One of the classes that is being offered is the crocheted Baby Blossom Hat and I thought you might enjoy a sneak preview!Ā  It’s easy and I had a blast making it.Ā  Don’t you think these are absolutely adorable!!

Make a Baby Blossom Hat at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts

Hope to see some of you at this “Open House” or the next one…………

ā™„ Donna

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