Happy Saturday, everyone.
Zentangle has been a huge help to me during an incredibly stressful time, over the past couple of months.
We did the "jumping every time the phone rang" thing, as we waited for Mom's cancer surgery to be scheduled, then supported her through surgery, her stay in hospital. I'm now trying to be as much help as I can be. They are an hour and a half away.
I work full time, thankfully telecommuting from home, and I love my job.
Yesterday, however, I found myself feeling off... not really accomplishing anything... wanting to draw instead of working, and not accomplishing much as a result. I was in a very strange headspace.
I did sit down in the evening and draw a tile. I was giving no thought to the overall design, just enjoying the process. I think an art therapist would have a heyday with this tile. To me, it came out showing just how "torn between two worlds" I was.
Every once in a while, something happens to reiterate to me that there is far more to Zentangle than drawing. It's not that I don't intellectually know that... it's just that it doesn't always "manifest" that way for me. Yesterday, it obviously did.
Here is the tile I drew:
The tangles are cubine, beelight, nzeppel, crescent moon and paradox. I used a .02 and .08 Pigma Micron, and a Micron Graphic #1. Shaded with a 4B pencil, and blended with a stump.
I wonder if this kind of "insight" happens often for you? It's something I'm going to start to pay more attention to. I'd love to hear your stories about working out answers, or gaining better understanding of your own state of mind, through Zentangle.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Beth (Elizabeth Beveridge on FB)
- Ontario, Canada
- Life is working full time, being married for 35 years, being mom to a grown daughter, and 2 15 yr old cats. Zentangle has changed my life, since I began to focus on it, in August of 2012. The most wonderful surprise in all of this , has been finding such a warm and wonderful community built around this art form. Without exception those I have encountered are encouraging, friendly, generous of spirit, and great fun! Thank you, everyone, for the warm welcome. I hope you will enjoy this blog as much as I enjoy yours.