Mind Your Tangles

with Lori Champine, CZT

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Gold Star Memorial Library - Somerville

I spent a few hours tangling with some library folks last Thursday night, Feb 7th.  It was a small, but enthusiastic group. As part of the group, we had a husband and wife enjoying a Zentangle "date night" and this time even the librarian, Marita, joined us! Lots of fun for everyone. Check out the l…

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A Return to the Adams St Branch of the Boston Public Library

On Sat, Feb 2nd, I returned to the Adams St Branch of the BPL for another Zentangle class. The librarian, Katie Brown, is always so welcoming. I love sharing The Zentangle Method with her community of library patrons.  We had a few folks join us again from the last class and several new students cam…

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Tangling at Tanglewood! - Summer 2017

Last summer we took our annual weekend trip to Tanglewood with great friends, old and new. One sunny morning, I offered a Zentangle class outdoors. This was a new experience for everyone. We took advantage of the lovely surroundings, which helped set the mood for tangling. The sun was shining, the b…

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Somerville Library Patrons Love Zentangle!

What a treat it was for me to teach an introductory Zentangle class at my local library this Spring. Putting together two things I love - libraries and tangling - made for a perfect match, and a very fun day! We had a nice group of 16 folks from the local community come out to spend some creative ti…

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Zen Again 2016 - Newport R.I.

I just spent five fabulous days in Newport with  Rick, Maria, the Zentangle Team, and many talented CZT's from around the world, for the Zen Again 2016 Retreat! The atmosphere was serene, but also electric. The timing was particularly important to me, as we had just wrapped up the presidential elect…

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365 tangles

Last Spring, when I was at Tangle On The Bay in Maryland, I met a young woman (sorry, I forget her name) who was on a mission to do a Zentangle tile every day for one year.  Her work was beautiful, and I was inspired by her idea.  I kept thinking about the concept of a tangle-a-day, and I finally de…

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Bonding with the nurses!

In late May, I spent an afternoon with a group of professionals from the Nursing Program at Middlesex Community College in Lowell.  The ladies were having an end-of-the-year wrap-up event which consisted of professional training in the morning, and then a more playful activity in the afternoon. The …

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Tangle U 2016 - Portland, Maine

From Apr 28th to May 1st, I attended my first Tangle U event.  This year it was held in beautiful Portland, Maine.  There were several great workshops throughout the weekend, but my favorites were Pure Zentangle with Molly Hollibaugh, Compass Rose Mandala with Kate Lamontagne and Zero Drawing Techni…

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Tangle on the Bay - Maryland

I attended and taught at - Tangle On The Bay - on Sat, April 9th at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.  This was a full day, CZT- only event, which drew folks from several states to gather and inspire one another.  My class was Wood You Like To Tangle? and it involved using a Sakura Gelly R…

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Active Minds Appreciate Zentangle®


I had a great time with my group of 18 Tufts University students on Friday. The classroom space was perfect, with a beautiful view of the city. 

I was invited by Fei-Fei Xu and Conor Ward to teach a Zentangle® workshop as part of their exhibit focusing o…

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Tufts University!

I was asked to offer an introductory workshop on Zentangle for an event at Tufts University this Friday, April 1st.  So excited!  Zentangle is a beautiful fit with their "Art as Therapy" theme.  I'll put up pictures after the event.

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