Week 19. Friday, March 29, 2013
Just when we thought the Hilton Head sisterhood couldn’t get any more diverse, a Far Eastern connection has been uncovered. Sandhya “Zentangle” Manne has connections in the East (India) and the West (Dallas, Texas). [Note – Last week we had Kat and Dogs, this week Indian and Cowboys – this group is definitely multi-dimensional.]
“Zentangle” is, as you would expect, a certified Zentangle teacher. This means she teaches the making of ‘beautiful images by drawing structured patterns … which are elegant metaphors for deliberate artistry in life’. This sounds very harmless but do not be fooled – this woman is a marketing guru. She has put her M. Comm. to good use in exploiting the online marketing universe. A quick internet search shows she has a website, blog, facebook page, a presence on pinterest, linkedin, etsy, twitter, meetup, as well as Daily Paint Works, and Fine Art America. One can only speculate at what would turn up with an in-depth search.
Circumstantial evidence shows that this approach is working. She seems to be adept at extracting funds from the unsuspecting public in return for zen-like images that “evoke calm, peaceful, spiritual and happy emotions”. She must be stopped before we become too relaxed to care.
|Artist: Wanda Rottenfusser|