Laurel Storey, CZT

I am originally from Victoria, BC (Canada), but moved across the country in 2011 and now make a home for myself in a century-old house in the vibrant Walkerville area of Windsor, Ontario (still in Canada!) where I live, work, and create.

I fervently believe 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. Writing is my first and forever creative love, taking shape in the form of journals, poetry, stories, articles, and blogs. Throughout my own lifelong process of exploration and discovery in the world of visual art, I have tried a bit of everything from painting to fibre arts to jewelry making, most recently and passionately focusing on Zentangle®.

My Zentangle® Story

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. I stumbled across the wonderful world of Zentangle one serendipitous day in June 2013, and it was love at first sight. I was immediately captivated by the simplicity of tangle patterns and complex beauty of completed art pieces, and knew I had to begin learning this creative process myself.

After practicing the art form for several years on my own, I traveled to Providence, RI to complete my training with the Zentangle founders, and became the first CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) in Windsor. I began teaching the Zentangle Method in the summer of 2016, and have offered both public and privately-scheduled classes to the Windsor-Essex community ever since. In recent years I have also expanded my reach by offering online classes, which have attracted a worldwide audience of Zentangle enthusiasts.

I am proud to be an active participant at Walkerville Artists Collective (WAC) in Windsor, where I have been a Member Artist since 2017 and served on the Board of Directors since 2018. My juried media currently on display in the WAC gallery include Zentangle-Inspired Art as well as photography, and I also offer Zentangle classes and host Tangle Club in the beautiful WAC classroom spaces. If you’re ever in the area, I invite you to stop by and have a look at my work – and if I happen to be on shift when you visit, please say hi!