Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Video Treat

A few weeks ago, Sam Flax asked if I would be willing to be interviewed for a "Featured Artist" video that his store was producing.  Sam wanted to further promote Zentangle® where I teach, and I readily agreed.

Truth be told, I had no idea what I was getting into.  "Just show up two hours before your next class begins, and we will be set up for the interview,"  he said.

Early the following Saturday morning, with Kevin (sound man) and Tahnee (who filmed, interviewed, and later compiled the video) we sat and chatted about all things Zentangle.   Fortunately for me - a novice at all of this - my daughter Nancy was on hand to remind me to breathe and to smile.

Tahnee had researched Zentangle and her questions were both thoughtful and thought provoking.  I found it easy to tell my story and share my love for tangling.

After my spot was completed, Tahnee stayed for the beginning of my first class and she captured some scenes of the class in progress.

I was pleasantly surprised at the final result of the morning ~


Tomorrow marks the 11th anniversary of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas' first public Zentangle Class.  (Click here for my post about last year's celebration here in central Florida)

I wonder if they ever could have imagined that in such a short time, their idea would have spread so rapidly, so far and wide.  Today, there are well over 1,500 Certified Zentangle Teachers around the world - on all 7 continents.

Rick and Maria not only had the idea of a new art method, they knew just what to do with their idea. They payed attention to it, they nurtured it, and they shared it.  They freely shared it.

I am indebted and I remain tickled to tangle :)






17 comments:

  1. Wonderful video! I just became a CZT at seminar 21, about 2 weeks ago. :) Can't wait to teach!

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    1. Congratulations and welcome to the family!

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  2. Fantastic video! Congraulations Adele :)

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  3. Great video! You don't look at all nervous. Breathing always helps to calm. Congratulations.

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  4. How cool is that?!!! Congratulations.

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    1. Thanks - and thank you again for the "Zentennial" name :)

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  5. You did an awesome job on this video!

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    1. I am so happy that you saw it Genevieve - Tahnee does amazing work.

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  6. Wow, it is brilliant. You sound so calm and professional, not at all flustered about being filmed. I loved to see and hear the real life Adele Bruno that I 'virtually' meet each week in the challenge. When you said you can only learn so much on the Internet, and explained why, it really fed into my feelings. I wish there was a physical Zentangle community near me in Ireland. i think you are marvellous to do so much teaching.

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    1. Gee, thank you Jai! Perhaps you could be the one to begin the Zentangle community in Dublin and I'll come visit. Yes, I love that idea!

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  7. Great video. Wish I could be close enough to be one of your students!

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  8. First Thank You so much for the nice email you sent me on the 100th Challenge, your words were very encouraging.
    Now to the important comment, You're a natural on camera. I'm thrilled for you and all your successes so far and I'm excited to have found your blog and honored to continue our artistic journeys together. I'm a faithful follower.

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  9. You're a natural! Sounds and looks great - well done. Axxx

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  10. Well done! You are a great spokesperson for the philosophy, techniques, and reasons to take a class! Very professional job - congrats on the video!

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