A few years ago . . . my daughter-in-law, McCall ~ also a CZT, and I were asked by Sakura to come and teach Zentangle to their company employees while they were having their company picnic. We jumped at the chance!!! We had a blast!!
We had the issue of what do you give someone as a platform to hold their tile.
(I remember during my CZT Seminar, Maria suggested finding wood placemats. Do you think I could find one, not at that time!) Other suggestions were clipboards, magazines, etc.
This dilemma has been an on-and-off topic for some time now . . .
Years later . . . I really enjoyed reading Rick's post about NAEA ~ 2013, but what really stuck in my mind was his statement, "People gathered around as they tangled on palm-boards or the booth's counter."
So this thought has been lurking in the background for some time . . .
While my sister, Cindy, and I were crafting one day ~ actually, we were decorating clipboards ~we began talking about how cool it would be if we could find the board and hardware to make our own perfect sized clipboards, when ~ WHAM! (you know ~ when you hit yourself in the forehead with your hand!) I can make my own palm-boards!!!!