Saturday, December 28, 2013

Call for Entries

1st Annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show and Sale

February 3rd thru February 28th

Brandi Cooper Studio Suite 2020

Valley View Center at Midtown

13331 Preston Rd, Dallas Texas 75240

Juror: Suzanne McNeill

WHEN: February 3 thru February 28th

WHERE: Brandi Cooper Studio, Ste 2020, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas TX 74240

              Valley View Center at Midtown

WHO: All North Texas CZTs and their students

WHAT: Zentangle® Method Artwork

v Entry fee of  $25 will allow you 3 pieces of Zentangle® art

v All work must be original and completed in the years 2013 and 2014

v No copies or reproductions or photographs

v Artwork will be framed or mounted on a sturdy surface and ready for secure installation

o   D-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire

o   No saw tooth hangers

v Artwork will be judged in the following categories:

o   Best of Show

o   Best use of  Shading

o   Best Monotangle

o   Best use of Color

o   People’s Choice (invite all your friends and family to the reception )


v January 30th and 31st Artwork and Entry fee drop-off - between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. (if you cannot make it during these times, call me at 972-897-1561 to set up an EARLIER date and time.)       NO ARTWILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE ABOVE DATES.

v February 8th Reception: from 6:00pm  to 9:00pm.  Refreshments will be available. 

Come, meet other artists, bring your family and invite your friends.


CONTACT INFO: Brandi Cooper cell: 972-897-1561 or by email at  


ENTRY FORM (Please copy, paste and print and bring with artwork!)


Artists Name___________________________________________________


Address _______________________________________________________


City, State ZIP __________________________________________________



Phone: _____________________

Art Entry:

I, _________________________________ wish to submit _____ pieces of artwork.


I will have art ready to hang, meaning, there is a WIRE on back of art. (initial________)

I will not hold Brandi Cooper or Brandi Cooper Studio or Valley View Center or their representatives responsible for lost or damage to my art. (initial_________)

I will pick up my art on March 3rd or 4th between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. (initial_________)

I understand that I can submit 3 pieces of art. (initial________)

I submit $25 for up to3 entries.



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DIMENSIONS: ________________________________________


SALE PRICE or NFS: ___________________________________



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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 My 9/24/2013 Zentangle Beyond Basics class and their beautiful black tiles.

 My 9/10/2013 Zentangle Basics Class and their beautiful first time tiles

Monday, August 26, 2013

Zentangled Ornament

Practicing tangles on a Christmas ornament.
Will be giving a workshop on this on Nov 1st & 2nd.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Two Day Zentangle Workshop

A 2 day workshop. August 9th and 10th. Each day started at 10am and ended at 4pm. Four sessions taking in Zentangle 101, 102-I, 102-II and ZIA (see class list for explanation). Taught 24 tangles to 8 students.  Some of them brand new to this beautiful art form. For the ZIAs, we used  two 9x12 Bristol boards, one for the Dallas skyline for Friday homework and one to trace both hands during the last session.
They were quite complimentary on the class, on Zentangle and on me as a teacher.  Wooohooo!
It was a fantastic 2 days. One of the highlights (of which there were many) happened on the first day. They had just learned 6 tangles and were busy applying them to a tile, I announced it was time for lunch and NOBODY MOVED for at least another 15 minutes. They were loving it!
This is the 3rd "class" I have held and after this one.....I am ready for pretty much anything.
Students and Teta ... if you are reading this, please know how much I appreciate YOU for this wonderful experience.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The First Class was Fantastic!

I had 17 people sign up and 21 showed up.  It went really well.  I was told by a few that I am a good teacher. Just what I needed. I even had a student design her own tangle. Another student had purchased some books (which I don't have yet) and I was able to show them around the room.  All in all it was a great first class.  Many of them said they would be attending the second "church" class I will give this Thursday and some voiced interest in the workshop I plan for August.  I'm happy!
I don't have times for other classes yet because I won't be in my new place until after the first of August.
I plan on getting with other artists in the area and creating a sort of walk around workshop in the future. Spend a couple hours with me, then move to the next teacher and learn watercolor or collage or anything they want to share.  There are many opportunities in the mall where I have my studio. Stay tuned.

Friday, July 12, 2013

First Class

Well, tomorrow I give my first Zentangle class.  It is for the Women's Circle at the Center for Spiritual Living in Dallas.  I am both excited and scared.  Best thing about this class is I'm pretty sure I know or have at least already met all of the 17 women who have signed up.
I've been working all morning to make a checklist list, assemble my class kits, make a signup sheet for my workshop in August, practice the tangles I will be teaching, practice some of the words I will be saying, look through the notes I have from Providence, get my for sale items set up and, and, and...
It will all work out, it will all work out, it will all work out. I love to teach, I love to teach, I love to teach. I know my stuff, I know my stuff, I know my stuff. I'M EXCITED!!!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

On Becoming a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)

I met Sandhya Manne CZT when I joined an art group in my area.  She had just completed the zentangle seminar given by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, originators of the zentangle method, when she was asked by the group to give a workshop on this new and wonderful art form.  I attended the workshop and have been hooked ever since. That was 2 years ago.

Becoming a CZT myself had been out of reach due to the fact I am in Texas and the training takes place in Providence, RI. I had all kinds of excuses: I can't leave work, I don't have the money, it's too far to travel, I don't want to go by myself, etc., etc., etc. But recently, my wishes were granted and I was able to attend CZT 11in June 2013. AND...I traveled with my closest friend and turned the trip into a vacation enhanced by the fact that I am originally from the area. We left 4 days before the seminar and enjoyed traveling around the area.

The seminar was an amazing journey into the world of Rick and Maria.  I met an amazing group of soon to be CZTs. Students had traveled from places such as South Africa, India and Taiwan. (I thought Texas was far away) I can't even give you a glimpse of my excitement when the seminar was over and I could finally say I was a CZT!  WooooHoooo!

 You can better understand what all this excitement is about by visiting the official zentangle website:  Then find a CZT in your area, take a class and begin your tangling journey.