The World Egg
This is a rather odd combination of two tiles--one white (the background) and one partial black tile (the slightly raised foreground). I'm not sure how successful it was--I did not follow instructions. What instructions? Rather than my usual improvisations, this is part of the Zentangle® Project Pack 02, which is providing video instructions for twelve days in a row (and all supplies).
Once I finished this tile, it reminded me of the World Egg, one of my favorite esoteric symbols. It's full of suggestions of new life, of life after death, and other layers of meaning. While it's not the usual time of year for egg symbolism (usually associated with the goddess Ostara and her season, Spring), I can easily relate it to the quiet darkness and gestational time just before Winter Solstice, when the Sun is resting, but about to be born again. bringing increasing Light.
May Sarton's poem, "December Moon," perfectly captures this quiet time before the return of the Light.
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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