Although I feel like I've been gone forever, I was only away 2 weeks...2 wonderful weeks, I might add, but I was quite surprised at how much I wanted to get back to doing art. I've missed it. Kind of shocking since up until the last five months I haven't been able to focus on it at all, and now it seems to be all I want to do. The great news is that not only do I have some drawing ideas, but I am having lots of rug hooking ideas as well. (Those will just take longer to manifest)
FIRST TANGLE TODAY:
Today's first tangle comes from a Facebook Challenge specifically focused on going back to the basics--i.e., going back to square one with just a white tile, pencil, and black micron. Nothing else. It's from the Square One group, which I believe is open to anyone interested in Zentangle®, and the instructions for this week's challenge are here.
Here is my entry. I decided to see what would happen if I tried to make the entire tile out of ONE CONTINUOUS LINE--all of Cadent, including the fill-ins for the squares. I never lifted my pen. Fun!! Only after I finished did I add some perfs around the edge and I certainly did lift my pen for those, but the whole large tangle is one continuous line. I really enjoyed doing this. Unfortunately, it's not a great photo (again...sigh). I can't wait to get a new phone with a better camera.
These two photos are not really proportional; the one above with Cadent is 3.5"x3.5", whereas this one is tiny, as you can see by my finger.
I'm betting a lot of people will combine a Bijou snail with Indyrella today, as Linda Farmer just put out an instruction on how to draw Indyrella. It's one of my favorites.
Unfortunately Bijou looks more like a centipede here, but them's the breaks! It was fun and very quick to do. I think I will enjoy using these tiny tiles.
Finally, here's a Bijou based on a musical staff string:
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
My next Beginning Zentangle® class will be for a private group in October. That class is full.
I'll be teaching another beginning class at the Greenfield Community Center in the spring of 2019, date to be determined. They do not have a website so please call them for more information.
I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society