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CZT Family Tree - A Conversation with Jo Quincey, CZT

CZT Family Tree - A Conversation with Jo Quincey, CZT

We always say that the Zentangle Method attracts really awesome people. We have had the pleasure of working with wonderful Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT) all over the world and we are excited to share these wonderful people with the entire Zentangle Community. Through our series, CZT Family Tree, we will introduce individual CZTs.

Today, we introduce Jo Quincey in an interview she did for our Story Booth series.


You can read about Jo's trip to India her blog post here.

Julie Willand


  • Dear Alan. I’m not sure if you remember me. I am Shelaghs and Tony’s daughter. I still remember you and have one of your calligraphy you did for mum. I hope you are well?…your zentangle is as lovely as you calligraphy…very talented Zentangle is something I enjoy doing…I trained as a graphic designer, but then went into nursing and midwifery. Hope to hear from you. Best wishes

    Trudie Lauder (nee St John) on

  • I sure do appreciate these letters, and videos, and meeting people, across the miles. Thanks Jo, and your dad, for sharing the joy spread, through Zentangling, and care for people. The more I

    Didi Teufel on

  • A truly inspirational story. It brought me to tears.

    Rimona Gale on

  • This is a great interview! It helped me to see a deeper significance to Zentangle. Jo, you really are a special person. I am so happy to have found you as a teacher.

    Kim Orlando on

  • Jo- I had no idea what a truly remarkable woman and spirit you really are! Thank you for sharing this incredible story. This truly moved me and made me realize even more what a gift that Zentangle really is to all of us. I have had the pleasure of being part of your International collaborations with Nancy Domnauer which is where I first learned about you. Now I am going to be taking individual classes from you coming up here in the next month and it is wonderful to learn about how much you have already given to other people-it’s quite moving! I am going to become certified myself as CZT #36 in the Fall (I cannot wait) and definitely strive to embrace this gift and share it as you have done in very meaningful ways. Thank you for the inspiration! Sincerely and with love…

    Melissa Dare on

  • Wow, the widespread joy of Zen tangle. What a beautiful story, and it brought me to tears.

    Red Teague on

  • Hello Jo! Your interview gave me goosebumps!! What an incredible amazing person you are…we are so lucky to have you in our Zentangle family…and the world is lucky to have you! Your joy and passion is contagious…I hope to sit down and visit with you some day in your beautiful country! ~ love, Kim

    Kim VanZyll CZT 16 on

  • Just so lovely lovely lovely!!!

    Margaret Bremner on

  • Nice video of a life-changing event for Jo and for all the people to whom she taught the Zentangle method. She was willing to go out on a limb, though she had never been to India, and do something totally out of her comfort box. I applaud her courage. Yes, the power of Zentangle. What a gift to all!

    Paula Schneider on

  • Firstly, it was a lovely interview. Secondly, I am greatful to you that you volunteered to teach in India that too in rural areas.

    You make all of us proud. You are an inspiration 😍🤗

    Neeti Sawarthia on

  • What a wonderful adventure in India, very nice to see all those happy faces. Thank you for sharing!

    Ria Joris-Matheussen on

  • Jo, How brave of you to go to India. But, what a wonderful experience. I enjoyed listening to your story and I thank you for sharing it with us.

    Deborah Davis on

  • Wonderful and inspiring Jo! Tears in my eyes. What a life changing experience. You were in the right place at the right time.

    Linda Elkin on

  • Oh my my… Jo.. I relived the whole experience…one of the most fulfilling experience of my life…I do teach for charity & NGOs but this was different…!! Giving my time over money is the best choice that I made back then… Thank you for me being part of it..And mentioning me In the story as well… 💕
    I enjoy seeing the smile on people face when they know they can also have the privilege to learn something so beautiful… and they are Artist too..!!

    sukesha Chandarana CZT 29 on

  • Wow what an amazing experience. I wish you nothing but the best in all your future endeavors. Praise God for you enthusiasm, commitment to others and your love of Zentangle.

    Priscilla DeConti on

  • Absolutely beautiful …

    Laurie Felgate on

  • I am in tears and in awe of the power of Zentangle to transcend language barriers, and heal, inspire, motivate, and elevate the human spirit! Thank you for sharing your remarkable journey!

    Jake on

  • What an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing.

    MKay B B Watson CZT17 on

  • So inspiring! What a wonderful morning meditation! Thank you!

    Paulette Kirschensteiner on

  • Thank you to everyone who has watched and taken the time to comment. It was a truly inspiring (and exhausting!) trip and I hope that I can go back in the near future.
    I am commenting because some of you might like to see pictures and read more about my experience on my website (and my Facebook page Zenjo Zentangle).
    I would very much like to return and continue what I started.
    I will need to raise funds to be able to provide the materials to be able to teach, so if you are interested in helping me be able to fund a future trip, please message or email me. (I pay all my own travel expenses).
    Thank you. I am so very grateful for this wonderfully caring and supportive Zentangle Community. 💕

    Joanna Quincey CZT29 on

  • Jo, I remember your posts saying you were going to India, but I didn’t know how it went until just now. What an incredible journey! You’ve touched those children’s and women’s lives so beautifully with your generosity and compassion. Your story made me so sad, yet so happy too! You’ve made their world just a little bit better, one stroke at a time. ❤

    Jan Brandt, CZT 12 on

  • Thankyou for sharing this experience. The true magic of zentangles shines through.

    wendy tann on

  • Jo, you are a natural in front of the camera. What a great interview. Thanks for sharing your powerful stories.

    Deborah Bowyer on

  • I listened so raptly to your interview, I almost thought I was in the room with you. Your joy shines out from you for the journey to India. What a truly heart wrenching trip, but so full of kindness and joy. When you spoke of having* to teach them to hold a pen, my heart ached for them. Thank you for what you did, and continue to do.

    Brenda DeBock on

  • Truly inspirational. Thank you!

    Jennifer Sparrow on

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