Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tangled Eggs at NAEA 2014

Check out the Tangled Egg techniques on this Sakura YouTube video I did in San Diego at this year’s National Art Education Association convention. These eggs were purchased at WalMart for $1.99/dozen. I liked tangling on them because they have some kind of gesso finish on them so you can use almost any kind of medium on it. I used the Koi Watercolor Brush, Glaze, Moonlight and Pigma Microns on these eggs.

I had the privilege of sharing creative techniques with attending art educators in the Sakura booth with Illustrator & Author, Phuong-Mai Bui-Quang (we call her Mai – pronounced “My”) who shared her exceptional Manga Illustration techniques.

Mai getting ready to teach.

Mai getting ready to teach.

NAEA annually provides the latest, cutting-edge information for creative educators, and I can tell you firsthandly, that art teachers still LOVE the Zentangle® method of drawing. We began each day of the conference, by teaching several Zentangle patterns using the Apprentice tiles and pigma 05 pens found in the Zentangle Apprentice Kit. Then we tangled on die-cut, perforated and scored Icosahedron forms using the new Moonlight – 06 size pens. I also taught a session on Illumitangles® with Pigma 05 (with the nylon tip) and Gold Metallic Gellyroll pens that the teachers all loved to take back and share with their students.

The die-cut, perforated and scored Icosahedron (available at is also featured in the new Zentangle 10 book
by Suzanne McNeill, CZT. You’ll discover wonderful paper projects for booklets, greeting cards, angels, ornaments, beads, boxes, accordion folds, and more in Zentangle 10 published by Design Originals.


TANGLED ICOSAHEDRON – Each tab interlocks – no glue or staples needed.

I will be teaching an “Icosahedron Tangles” Break-Out mini-class at Legacies II International Lettering Arts Conference this summer July 19 – 26, 2014. Look for the schedule this week at

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Discover, Learn and Create at Legacies this summer in Dallas, TX

Check out the 72 Break-Out Sessions open to the public at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts where you’ll also see instructors: Barbara Close, Brenda Broadbent-CZT, Janet Takahashi, Roanne Mathias, Suzanne McNeill-CZT, Master Teacher of Precious Metal Clay – Sharon Gillespie , Myrna Rosen, Joanne Fink, Creativity Coach and Mentor Marney Makridakis – and many more.


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