Monday, January 14, 2013

Come on, get happy!

Happy New Year (a little delayed)! I hope the holiday season was one of joy and blessings for you, and that your 2013 is off to a great start. It's cold, cold, cold here this last week, but that just means it's a terrific time to sit by the fire, or wherever suits your fancy, and tangle away, which I've been doing.

Had a lovely time in a Zentangle® 101 Basics class with four new tanglers last Saturday. I am always pleased and surprised at how each student takes to tangling and does it with his or her own style, even when I teach them all the same basic Zentangle method.

More on that another time. Back to getting happy... I wanted to let you know about a class I'll be teaching at the Anacortes (WA) Center for Happiness on February 17, 2013. The link for more detail and to sign up for the class is 

The class will be another Zentangle 101 Basics class, plus a bit. The Sunday afternoon class is a 3-hour format, from 1 to 4 pm, rather than the more standard 2-hour Basics class I usually teach. As noted on the website, there is a class minimum of 10, so if you are interested, don't delay registering so the Center can get an accurate count.

What is the Center for Happiness, you say? According to founder Laura Lavigne, "the
Anacortes Center for Happiness is both a movement and a place. One of Washington's very first Social Purpose Corporations, the Center's stated mission is to "provide joy, growth, connection and kindness to its patrons and anyone associated with it - as well as the local, state, national and world community." As a movement, it is an invitation for you, wherever you are, to join us and participate in raising your own happiness, as well as the world's happiness."
It's an intriguing concept, and I invite you to check out the Center ( and its "Happy Calendar" in more detail.

The world can always use more happiness, and so can each of us. Zentangle is a life-skill and tool that can make a difference in your "happiness quotient." So come on, sign-up and get happy!

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