Laurel Storey, writer, certified Zentangle teacher, artist
Laurel is a relative newcomer to Windsor, having moved across the country in 2011 from Victoria, BC. She is delighted to make a home for herself in a century-old house in the vibrant Walkerville area where she lives, works, and creates.
Laurel fervently believes that everyone is creative in some way or another – we just need to find an outlet (or two, or three!) in which to practice and nurture our creativity. Throughout her own lifelong process of exploration and discovery she has tried a bit of everything from painting to fibre arts to jewellery making, most recently and passionately focusing on Zentangle®.
The Zentangle Method, created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Laurel stumbled across the wonderful world of Zentangle one serendipitous day in June 2013, and it was love at first sight. She was immediately captivated by the simplicity of tangle patterns and complex beauty of completed art pieces, and knew she had to begin learning this creative process herself.
After practicing the art form for several years on her own, Laurel traveled to Providence, RI to complete her training with the Zentangle founders, and became the first CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) in Windsor. She began teaching the Zentangle Method in the summer of 2016, and is now thrilled to offer both public and privately-scheduled classes to the Windsor-Essex community.
Writing is Laurel’s first and forever creative love, taking shape in various forms such as diaries, poetry, stories, articles and, most recently, a series of online journals and blogs. In addition to her website, she blogs regularly at Alphabet Salad and shares her online portfolio at Ten Thousand Tangles.
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