Thursday, November 12, 2015

Quilter demo class

I did my first class where I attempted to hold a microphone in one hand, draw tangles in the other and with my other hand turn my page... oh wait... I only had two hands... LOL Trust me... it was a challenge but I do so love a challenge!

I had the pleasure of teaching a group of very talented quilters tonight and I loved every minute of it.

Here's their gorgeous mosaic!

'till we tangle again,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

ps I'm done teaching until the new year... see you then!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tangle Me This! Sketchbook

My first Tangle Me This! Sketchbook went to it's new owner today (yes I'm talking like I've adopted one out... these sketchbooks feel like my babies).

She immediately went home and tangled!

created by Meredith Hutton in a blue sketchbook
And today I finally had time to properly create a piece! This is the same paper that is in the sketchbooks.

created by Aleesha Sattva 

created by Aleesha Sattva

created by Aleesha Sattva - charcoals and gel pens
created by Aleesha Sattva

I'll be posting pics of people's work (with their permission) as they are created!

If you are interested in a Tangle Me This! Sketchbook there's still time to place an order. I'll be shipping on Thursday and then I won't be accepting orders until I'm back from my vacation (Jan 2016).

in light,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Basics Zentangle Class 11-08-15

Today I taught a Basics Zentangle® Class to an amazing group of women. We had the pleasure of having a lovely pit bull named Moxie with us. She was a little overwhelmed with all of us at first but she settled beautifully. I loved having her energy with us.

We did two tiles... but two of the students had to leave a bit early - so I have three mosaics to share with you.

Everyone did a great job and I loved that one of the students had taken a class with me a month ago and wasn't fond of the process but she came back today and now she's loving it! I love watching people experience Zentangle and find their inner artist!

This is the last class I'll be teaching this year. I have a demo with 45 quilters on Thursday night (I'll post the mosaic from that class) - and then I'm on vacation until January!

'till we tangle,
Aleesha Sattva CZT

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Advaita Vedanta Meditation Instructor

Today I took my final exam to complete my year long course to become a Certified Advaita Vedanta Meditation Instructor and... I passed with flying colours!

I'm extremely blissed out right now... walking on sunshine!

Tomorrow Parz takes his final exam (and I know he'll pass with flying colours as well) and then we'll be ready to teach students!

So happy, bliss-filled and excited to continue on this path.

Thankfully our instructor, Sampriya is going to teach an advanced course starting in April and we are both already signed up!

I love growing!!!

Our monthly meditation group/class will resume in January. It's a free class for anyone who wants to come. We are up at SFU in Burnaby BC. Email me for details.

If you are interested in studying with Sampriya at Essence of the Himalayas ... please follow this link for details:

with bliss,
Aleesha Sattva
Certified Advaita Vedanta Meditation Instructor

ps I have the above image on every one of my vision boards over the years... and it's finally come to fruition!

EDITED TO ADD: Parz took his exam and did a really great job! He is now a Certified Advaita Vedanta Meditation Instructor!!! This is the Zentangle I drew for him while he was doing it. He had a spiritual awakening during the exam experience... it was beautiful... and here's what I drew.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Basics Zentangle Class 11-1-15

Today I had the pleasure to teach a group of really talented artists the zen of Zentangle. It was a really great class.

And... it was my 26th class. Not bad at all since I've been a CZT for 6 months now.

I have a couple of more classes and then I'm off until the new year. I sure do love teaching!!!

Here are our mosaics:

Aleesha Sattva CZT

Renaissance Class 10-31-15

I taught a Renaissance Zentangle® Class yesterday. We had such a good time playing with these new tools.

Here's our mosaics:

If you are interested in taking a class - or hosting one... contact me for details: or check out my website for classes coming up in the near future.

Aleesha Sattva CZT