Wow, hard to believe August is coming to a close. Summer is rushing by.
This week's Diva Challenge is all about meditation. It's from Holly Atwater, a CZT who has been experimenting with recording Zentangle® meditations like the one Molly created so successfully. I enjoy doing these and I thought I would give it a try, so here are the three pieces I created as a result.
They were supposed to be done with regular black and white techniques, but I couldn't help using a multicolored pencil for shading.
The only multicolored pencil I can now get makes shading MUCH more difficult to do; the lead is not at all soft the way good monochromatic colored pencils are. It's very hard and can't be smudged with a tortillion at all, so once you put it down on the page, it's immovable. I did the best I could--I just had to have some color...
About meditation three: If you also participated in this challenge and you wonder why this looks different from yours, it's because I added Paradox in both corners. I just could not resist breaking rules for this Diva Challenge. Sorry!
There is a second challenge which I haven't yet had time to do; will post that later or tomorrow, if I can get to it.
Meanwhile, look what just arrived in the mail from Shutterfly--my heart mirror-tile cards from the mirror-tile I made the other day (see my original in the August 19th post). I love them! Cannot wait to inflict one on somebody.
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 the Cambridge-Somerville area). 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