Zentangle-Meeting in Berlin

As you may know by now, I’m an ATC addict and a regular on the German ATC site kakao-karten.de. When I became an active member there, I came to love the regular meetings where people from the same city (sometimes plus a few artists coming from near and far) would gather, draw together, get to know the face behind the nickname and of course EAT (eating is a very important part in every KaKAO (=German abbreviation of ATC) meeting). I was always a little sad that there were no such meetings among tanglers, only (paid) courses with CZTs. Well, the biggest problem probably is that there is no place like forums etc. to meet digitally and organise such events. That’s why I was really happy to read the invitation for a Zentangle meeting organized by Berlin’s CZT Sabrina Stein and registered a friend (and tangler) and myself immediately for this event, which took place last Sunday.

We had lots of fun talking to and tangling with all the artists who came along – some as far as Würzburg (which, if you’re not familiar with German cities, is in the very south of Germany, while Berlin is in the north-east). Sabrina and her familiy and friends had prepared lots of food and drinks as well as a few surprises: a really big “tile” for everyone to tangle on and a brand-new official tangle called Molygon, which everyone was encouraged to try out. At first I wasn’t really impressed, but then I tried it and… oh my gosh, it’s great! Here is my very first try of Molygon on an Apprentice tile:

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My friend tried it out, too, and included some colour and extra patterns (my “bananas” were too small for that):

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Molygon is so much fun and I’ll definitely try out some more stuff with this tangle and post it here as soon (or a little after) the tangle was officially presented.

I had so much fun tangling that I forgot to take pictures until half the people had already gone home… sorry! Here are a few:

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Our unfinished work

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Some of the courses that our host offers

You can find more pictures in Sabrina’s blog post.

When we left, Sabrina even had a little gift for everyone: A little paperbag with some candy and one of each of the official tiles (minus the Apprentice tile) there is: a “classic” white tiles in 3,5″, a black tile of the same size, a Bijou tile, a 3,5″ Renaissance tile and a Zendala tile. Althoug I love all the tiles, the Renaissance tile was the highlight for me because I never had one to tangle before. I’m really looking forward to it!

I want to say thank you, Sabrina as well as your family and friends who made this meeting possible, it was a lovely afternoon! Just like everybody says you can’t do a CZT certification course online and online courses aren’t as good as offline courses, Facebook, blogs and the like are just not the same as gathering physically in one place to talk an’ tangle.

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5 thoughts on “Zentangle-Meeting in Berlin

  1. Hallo Yvonne, erstmal sorry, dass ich nicht auf englisch schreibe, aber meine Kenntnisse sind eher rudimentär. War toll, Dich kennengelernt zu haben. Unsere Idee vom Berlin-Potsdamer Stammtisch, die auf dem Neujahrsempfang von Sabrina geboren wurde, wird Realität. Am 31.1.16 treffen wir uns. Liebe Grüße aus Potsdam, Dörte

    1. Hallo Dörte,
      ist doch kein Problem – jeder so, wie er sich wohlfühlt. 🙂
      Ich hab mich auch sehr gefreut, dich zu treffen! Und ich freue mich auch, dass es mit dem Stammtisch so schnell geklappt hat! Sabrina hat mir den Link zur Facebookgruppe geschickt und ich habe eben eine Anfrage gesendet (nicht über den Namen wundern, der ist nur für Facebook). Das Treffen am 31. habe ich mir schon fest in meinen Kalender eingetragen. Bin schon sehr gespannt zu lesen, wo wir uns treffen!
      Liebe Grüße, Yvonne

  2. Hallo Yvonne,
    ich bin Adrian, ein Spanier der in Berlin wohnt seit fast drei Jahren. Ich bin auch selber Tangler 🙂 und würde auch mal gerne kommen um euch alle Tanglers in Berlin kennen zu lernen. Ich würde mich riesig freuen ein bisschen über Zentagle zu sprechen.

    Ahh Yvonne, wollte auch dir mal sagen, dass du ein toller Blog hast! Ich hoffe bald kann ich auch mein Blog schreiben, bin viel am mahlen. 😀
    Liebe Grüße, Adrián.

    1. Hallo Adrián,
      vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar und für das Lob! Das Treffen zu dem ich hier schreibe war leider einmalig, aber es gibt einen Zentangle-Stammtisch in Berlin, der sich ca. einmal im Monat trifft. Ich schicke dir den Link zur Facebook-Gruppe per Mail und würde mich freuen, wenn wir uns dann mal auf dem Stammtisch treffen!
      Viele Grüße
      Yvonne

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