Friday, August 30, 2013

Zentangle on the Norwegian Jewel Cruise Ship with Bonnie B

 Make your plans now to join me and Patti Hempen on the
Norwegian Jewel for a cruise to Alaska.

Over the years, Wayne and I have taken several cruises, and the staff on the ships always tell us that we need to do the cruise to Alaska. In May 2014, I will get to cross that off my "bucket list." And my Mom, Mary Kirkland, is coming with me - our birthday present to her. Just meeting my Mom will be fun for all of you - she's a very spry 90 years young and can run circles around me. Imagine that!

Dates:  May 17 - 24, 2014
Leave from Seattle on Saturday, May 17 and return to Seattle on Saturday, May 24, 2014

We will have classes while at sea; Zentangle® with Bonnie Browning/Certified Zentangle Teacher, and Creative Symmetry with Patti Hempen. Kits will be provided that include everything you will need for the classes.

If you haven't tried any Zentangle drawing yet, you'll fall in love with it on this cruise. I can't think of another thing that will help you enjoy and relax on a cruise. Bonnie, "The Quilting Tangler," will show you that Zentangle® is an easy-to-leam method of creating beautiful images from drawing repetitive patterns - one line at a time. -It's Art that Anyone CAN Do! We'll draw some tangles and then convert them to quilting patterns. You'll never again be at a loss for quilting designs to finish your quilts. Sewing machines will be provided so you can stitch out your designs. The kit provided  includes everything you will need - including pens and Zentangle tiles for drawing, and quilt sandwiches for stitching... plus some surprise items to tangle on.

Here is our Itinerary:

DayDate (2014)PortArriveDepart
1Sat, May 17Seattle 4:00 PM
2Sun, May 18At Sea  
3Mon, May 19Ketchikan7:00 AM3:00 PM
4Tue, May 20Juneau7:00 AM1:30 PM
4Tue, May 20Sawyer Glacier 
5Wed, May 21Skagway7:00 AM5:30 PM
6Thu, May 22At Sea  
7Fri, May 23Victoria2:30 PM9:30 PM
8Sat, May 24Seattle8:00 AM 
Inside staterooms from $1289 (includes classes) per person + taxes
Ocean view staterooms from $1419 (includes classes) per person + taxes
Balcony staterooms from $1949 (includes classes) per person + taxes
Book your cabin today with just a $300 deposit - there are still some cabins available.
Contact Cruise Consultants of North TX for booking details - Gloria Cook can be reached at 817-371-5329, toll free at 888-719-7698 or via email:
Have questions for Bonnie, email her at

Monday, August 26, 2013

Zentangle for Quilters - AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids 2013

I taught two Zentangle® classes at AQS QuiltWeek® in Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 14 - 17, 2013.

Here are some photos from my Zentangle for Quilters class on Saturday morning. We had a full class of 24 students. If you were a student in the class and want a copy of your photo, just click Save at the bottom of the Smilebox after you click "play" and you can save it.

We had a lot of fun and the quilters just about finished their project for the class -- an 8" quilted Zentangle piece that can be framed or bound. At the end, some had their photos taken in my new Zentangled picture frame.
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