So...to review, here was the plain vanilla original, created July 21-22. I talked about it in this post (and for a few subsequent posts as I continued to develop it).
I then copied, and shaded it on regular copy paper.
So far so good.
I did not want to duplicate the colors. Today I sat down and colored the actual Zentangle tile. I thought coloring deserved good paper.
I didn't look at the former colored version, and couldn't really remember it. I wondered if they would come out identically, and hoped they wouldn't. And...they didn't! I am liking this a lot too.
Next, I made another copy of the original, and colored that. I was liking this a lot. But I the paper was flimsy and cheap.
I realized I still had the original mandala, uncolored, on the beautiful heavy expensive printmaking paper of the Zendala® tile.
Did I want to copy this onto the tile itself?
But could I leave it there? Oh no.
So I pulled out my iPhone and used the Mirror App that another CZT just mentioned to me. I just got this app (it's free) and have been experimenting. (Some would say I have been ruining things...eh?) So here are two results with from the mirror app.
Ok, maybe I can let this particular mandala go now! As Mae West used to say:
"Too much of a good thing...can be wonderful."
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