Ok, so here is the progression from the first session on this rug to where I am now.
The flailing-about between picture #1 and the middle picture is obvious. And in picture #3, you can see I am now moving on and focused on the motif on the left side of the rug; I began in the center with the central motif. Here's the pattern:
So now that I have some colors worked out for the central motif (I can finish it later), I've moved over to one of the 2 flanking motifs.
In the 3rd picture above, you can also see how the first thing I did today was to change the border on the central motif, by moving the dark line to the outside and adding a lighter blue line on the inside. It's all about working things out as I go. Slow going, but well worth it.
I'm thrashing about now with the left-hand motif, trying to envision what this one is going to look like. Frustrating and fun at the same time!
Tonight I did a bit of Zentangle® on my wool-snippet cup, using a special pen that works on glass and enamel. It needs to sit for 8 hours and then I need to bake it to set it permanently; once that's done, I'll show it here. I'm planning to bring it to my Zentangle class later this week to show the students. If I'm lucky I'll get to tangle a coffee mug between now and then as well. I did this on a ceramic tile about a year ago and it has held up beautifully, so I'm optimistic.
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.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project