Also known as Portland Maine. I just spent five days there at an art workshop called Tangle U, with 120 tanglers from 6 countries (including Australia and Taiwan). I am exhausted and do not want to leave my house again for a good six months! Not much of a traveler. But this was oh-so-worth-it.
Below is the sole project I finished while there.
I brought home several other projects to finish, and expect to be busy for quite a while. It was great to reconnect with people and get inspired by their work.
But then there was also this. I ran into a convenience store, having let myself get far too thirsty, to reluctantly buy some bottled water (hate buying those plastic bottles) and instead stopped dead in my tracks when I saw:
Such an obvious solution! Why haven't I ever seen this before? Why don't all stores have these, rather than the awful plastic bottles? Of course I bought it immediately.
Best solution is to carry my own reusable bottle, but that's not always possible. This would be my next go-to idea, if I could only find these in my home state.
Spread the word, please.
And now back to catching up on emails and unpacking. OMG, it's good to be home.
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