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:
No immediate group classes scheduled (I'm always open to hearing about a good venue in Western Massachusetts. 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
Skillful Meditation Project