On the second day of zenAgain21, we discussed William Morris's fabulous designs. (A good friend who hadn't heard of him until about 2 years ago called him "The Wallpaper Guy," a name I found very funny and which always sticks in my mind, with affection). He's been a design hero of mine since I first saw his designs in my adolescence.
Most unfortunately, this first tile that we did--inspired by his work--did not inspire me. In fact, this may be one of the first tiles I ever produced that I truly dislike.
Bear in mind that all 300+ participants were doing this same tile at the same time, and everyone's varied, but they all resemble this one. Some people absolutely did a better job than I, but even in that case, I don't like their tiles either. There is something about this design that grates on me in a way none of Morris's work ever does.
My reaction to this design was so unusual I wanted to mention it here. I notice that I like the individual elements, but I do not like the way they come together. At all. !!
So moving along, we did a second tile inspired by Morris that day and I could relate to this one a lot better. (below)
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society