Sunday, December 6, 2015

A Fall Full of Tangling!

What a wonderful, creative time!

As the holidays begin, I'm making time to reflect on all the fun I've had this year tangling with friends— old and new.  My "students" have ranged from teens to those who have lived long lives. I have offered classes and fundraisers to over 350 people...
  • in libraries in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties
  • The Ramsey, NJ Community School
  • at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest NJ
  • to friends in The Circle Way Practicum on Whidbey Island
  • as a fundraiser at the International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference, Austin, TX
  • to friends at the Points of You Trainer Certification Program at Bailey Farms, Ossining, NY
  • through the Armchair Artist program at The Infusion Center at Englewood Hospital.
I have loved the transformational nature of this beautiful art form. Here are some representative pieces from the sessions and my own work since August and a few comments...

"Very good explanations-step by step is great! Tons of fun! I’m a member of AENJ-I will recommend you as a presenter."
Karen Elder
Leonia Library

"Never thought it would be this relaxing with such an interesting outcome."
Joyce Delaney
Montvale Library

"Love that it’s so forgiving. So unexpected and mysterious."
Lisa McGrath
Ramsey Community School

"Love every minute of it. Was not going to take this class as I did not think I had any artistic abilities (which I don’t). But this class has been one of the things I’ve ever done. If I could do it, anyone can. It is SO much fun. Will be doing this for a long, long time.”
Marie Dorey
The Art School at Old Church

"Jill has many ideas to share on many varied mediums. She taught different tangles each week and always was willing to help others when needed. Great class and sorry to see it end."
Sharlene Cerborino
The Art School at Old Church

"So much fun-addictive-you’ll amaze yourself what you can create only after one class."
Joyce Kubinec
Greenburgh Library

"Totally absorbing practice and great instruction and nice positive reinforcement. (I’d love to do a group with my teen and her friends.)"
Laura Burke
Greenburgh Library Staff

"Very interesting to see how simple it is to draw such an intricate pattern."
Jo Monahan
Emerson Library

Some of my more recent work...

Are you thinking ahead to sharing gifts at the holidays? I am! Perhaps it will be a set of coasters made from my tiles (look at under custom printing), a ceramic mug with gorgeous designs, a friend's name in tangles or Bijou tiles (2x2 inches) decorated with watercolor pencils and sparkly pens, and strung for a Christmas tree...

Remember the special feeling you experience when you receive a hand-made gift? Consider tangling for your family and friends.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season,

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