The loud BUZZ of tangling permeated the convention halls of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) convention (held in Fort Worth, TX- March 7-10, 2013) because the founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas along with Molly Hollibaugh (Maria’s daughter) were there to promote the Zentangle method of drawing.
I ran a separate booth with Cayetano Olivarez and Kimberly Romano that was sponsored by Texas Lettering Arts Council. It was visited by many art teachers who brought Zentangle back to the classroom to teach their kids, and for personal enjoyment.
I also had the privilege of facilitating a Zentangle project to the NAEA participants on opening night from 7:00pm – 10:00pm and was busy with tanglers the entire time!
Sakura of America donated their fantastic Identi-pen for the teachers to tangle with on the pre-strung, 6 foot banner.
Rick, Maria and Molly tangle on the almost completed banner the next morning.
Notice the oval frame cut out above Molly’s head. Maria tangled that frame and gave it to Sakura. So cool!
We all had so much fun – relaxing with the Zentangle method of drawing.
Our booth featured creative ideas teachers can do with their students, like the Tangled States of America, String Starters® rubber stamps, Icosahedrons, Apprentice kits, pens, books, books and books that even feature my work!
See my work in One Zentangle A Day, Zentangle 5, 7 and 8 and
The Joy of Zentangle.
Happy Tangling to YOU!
One response to “NAEA with Rick & Maria”
So enjoyed our time with you Angie at NAEA. Working on the banner on Thursday, going to the Zentangle workshop with Rick and Maria and visiting you at the commercial booth. Happy zentangling! Anxious to help out anytime. Margo Thorn