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.
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