CZT 31 was attended by people from . . .
United Arab Emirates
Once again we are reminded that the common language of pattern and beauty knows no boundaries of age, custom, or country.
This was an exciting class with one of the youngest and oldest CZTs, along with family and neighbors. Also attending was a wide range of backgrounds and interests ranging from quilters to sound engineers, from designers to research scientists, from health care professionals to retirees looking to give back to their communities. It was a wonderful gathering.
Pierre Giudetti represents Fabriano papers. Fabriano is the oldest continuing running paper mill in the world, still running after over 750 years in central Italy. Pierre gave a presentation about how and where our beautiful "Tiepolo" paper, that we use for our tiles, is made.
After Pierre's talk, we invited some other guests to the stage for a historic photo:
Next to Maria is Pierre, then Kate Vanoncini. Kate owns and manages General Pencil, the oldest (and only) pencil manufacturer in the United States. General Pencil supplies all our graphite, white charcoal and watercolor pencils.
Between Kate and Rick is "Turtle Wayne" (an artist who almost exclusively draws turtles!). Wayne was at #31 as the representative of Sakura of America which has provided all our pens since the very first days of Zentangle.
We are particularly thrilled that these three people could be together with us at the same time as they represent the key three ingredients . . . paper, pencil and pen . . . of the Zentangle Method. Each one is a CZT and all are close personal friends.
The student gallery overflowed with Zentangle Inspired Art and tiles: