Hmmm, well maybe there is some advantage to stinkin' summer days (hot, humid, hazy weather). I know many people really love this weather. I loathe it.
Since I cannot go to my studio and work on the rug - who in their right mind, even those who love this weather, would want to be working with wool right now? - I am home working on tangles. And since it's summer, might as well work on summer tangles. So, here I am. I am incredibly happy to be tangling again. On the upper right is my "warmup" tangle, done on crappy scrappy paper. I may even like that one better (I wrote about it yesterday).
On the left is today's tangle, done on an actual Renaissance Tile (a fancy way of saying a high quality tan 3.5" x 3.5" Italian printmaking paper). I completely lose myself in this process.
Here's how I know: we are having insulation blown into the walls of the house today, and they've been banging, drilling, and filling since 8.30 a.m., quite a loud procedure. They've also been in and out of my apartment several times to check on a few things. When the checking part finally settled down, I allowed myself to sit down and tangle while they bashed away outside. And they were, indeed, bashing away, yelling instructions at each other, etc. But did I hear them? NO. Not until I was done. I do love this process.
Oh yeah, and when I do find myself endlessly whining about this weather, I look back at this photo I took last February. It's a sidewalk near my house. Enough said..
Happy Summer, everyone!
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.)
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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