Can you feel the Wheel of the Year ramping up and spinning faster as we head toward the end of 2015?
I'm not a holiday celebrator any more--Solstice is the closest I come, and I celebrated that for years with others. Now I just celebrate it quietly, in my heart, and wish well to everyone else. So my holidays are generally peaceful but...
I do find it hard to watch friends (and complete strangers) getting more and more stressed by the pressure and commercialization of this time of year. It is hard to see people who are so caught up in the madness that they cannot enjoy any one moment of it.
To all I say: Peace. Just, Peace.
So last night and today I was noodling around, doing some tangling, trying out a new-to-me tangle called Oybay by CZT Antonine Koval. Here was my first try:
That was done in my Tangle-a-Day calendar by Carole Ohl...I'm still finishing the 2013 one! I'm a little behind. But that's ok; I"m nearly done.
So then I got busy with the Rainbow Lead Pencil and did some shading and embellishing:
Just having fun. I've gotten all serious about the Tarot Rug Project posts, and have neglected some of the other parts of my creative life. I needed to give myself a little reminder not to ignore them.
Don't miss the terrific blog post by Lindsay Price that goes with this illustration:
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