Welcome new friend! I can't wait to get to know you.
Meet Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT
Just a few facts!
An artist from a toddler...
Before I started school, I remember the sun melting my crayons in a treasured Green Giant tent in the backyard. I was more upset that my crayons were ruined. Little did I know that you could later say that was my first exposure to making encaustic art.
Art and becoming an author are my passions. Since April 2021 I have been writing and creating art for a new Devotional, Finding Your Creative Bones. The devotional is based on a 9-month journey inspired by God to read the Bible from cover to cover in one year. While reading the Bible, I felt led to record thoughts, hopes, and prayers relevant to that day's readings. In addition, I felt called to either create a tangle or choose an existing tangle to enhance growing the reader's faith and meditation experience. Below is an example of a tangle on one of the pages.
I felt an 800-page book limited how quickly I could make the devotions available so I am publishing a 12-volume series of paperback and e-books. Each day will also be featured as a daily post within the Finding Your Creative Bones blog. It is important to me that everyone have access to the devotions.
I am a self-taught Mixed Media Artist, a natural experimentalist, an abstract painter, and a teacher. I teach Finding Your Joy in Abstract Painting; Color, Contrast, and Pattern in Skillshare.
I have always been fascinated with mark and pattern making so developing a love for Zentangle was a natural evolution for my art. In 2020, I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher, CZT, in the 36th class of certifications. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My art has become more vibrant and rich with every stroke of my pen. I teach in-person, online, and on-request classes.
I have two precious pups, Reckless and Buddy and we love to RV, ATV, fish, and have fun outdoors. We live on a lake in Huntsville, Texas, and are constantly entertained by Heron, River Otters, Geese, and turtles. During the summer of 2021, we spent 5 weeks in Colorado working on my book and having fun with friends. What a wonderful experience.
A few fun & life changing facts about me
Reckless, Buddy and I were in the Nashville 2020 Tornado on our first solo trip in the RV. It was scary hiding in the washing machines room with 20 other people.
I learned how to make ceramics in grade school
I learned to paper mache and crochet in middle school. At the same time writing and poetry became a passion.
I learned to sew in high school, quilting later became a passion and an artform that led me to deep friendships I still treasure.
I am left and right-brained
I am a Certified Project Manager, ITIL Expert, and formerly certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT. I managed Project Managers for most of my career both locally and globally.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.