I really do enjoy drawing the bookmarks and actually, I have drawn one today as you can see below.
I’ve decided to take my bookmarks to the local printer and to laminate prints not originals. What do you think?
Only in a week until I teach my first public workshop! I’m really excited to do it and I feel much more confident this week than I did last week so that’s good progress.
I’ve come to realize that I no longer feel like I’m pretending to be an artist–I know I really am one now. That is huge for me! It’s kind of like when a person is in their 30s and older not feeling like they are a real adult. It is a matter of feeling it internally, NOT a true representation of what others think of the person.
I am an Artist and a Photographer and I don’t care what anyone thinks about it. I am an artist and I’m not afraid to say so.
I’ve struggled with feeling qualified or feeling I’m only pretending all of my life. I also have had difficulty in allowing myself to do things I really enjoy. I would say, in my head, “I think today would be good to paint [i love watercolor painting] so I need to do the dishes first.” After the dishes…”I need to write the 4 people to whom I owe letters or vacuum the floor or alphabetized my books and CDs…” or whatever crazy tasks I come up with before I can paint. You know the end of the story, right? I never get around to allowing myself to paint.
Now that’s just nuts!
But I am glad to say that I am not doing it any longer! If I want to draw, I draw–and I do want to…every day! In fact, my days feel incomplete if I haven’t tangled.
The name of my art practice is called HeART Tangles Studios, and here’s why: drawing using the Zentangle® Method takes the tangly mess of thoughts in my head, and more importantly, the tangled mess of emotions, feelings and thoughts, and memories in my heart. Drawing untangles my heart tangles!
Here is some recent art for your enjoyment and maybe for your inspiration! (Click to make larger if wanted)
Well, once again I am playing catch up! Since I was last here, I’ve been keeping quite busy drawing tangles daily! I am also scheduled to teach Basic Zentangle Art 101 at our local art center on July 25th! Very nervous but it will be ok after the first 15 minutes, I’m sure.
I have also been dabbling at larger non-stenciled works – just free-flow tangling.
I would love to read what these look like to you, or what they remind you of… Which is your favorite?
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and no time tonight in which to do it! I attended the CZT Training in Providence Rhode Island and would go back in a heartbeat. It was absolutely magnificent and met the needs I had and many I didn’t even realize I had!
I have been tangling like mad since returning, and today I made the front of a 5×7 notecard. This was the largest I’ve done without a stencil or outline yet. Here it is…
I sent a few photos with it as my friend, the recipient, has no computer and has no idea what Zentangle is.
Speaking of Zentangle, I am holding a workshop BASIC ZENTANGLE 101 here on July 25th at the Art Center. Yay
Take care, and create some art today,
I am so excited because my trip to Rhode Island to attend the 20th CZT session is less than 2 weeks away! When it’s over, all being well, I will be a Certified Zentangle Teacher. I’m a retired grief and trauma resolution therapist and have lots of ideas brewing about merging the two (therapeutic drawing).
I recently discovered an Instagram page @iamthediva and subsequently found out about her challenges. Go to I Am The Diva website to see what I mean. This week is #221 Beads of Courage, and my Zentangle tile has three patterns that contain “beads.
Do go to the site and find #221 and read it all the way through.
One of my “bead” patterns is one I created but I’m sure it already exists. It is called Beanz because the core looks like a coffee bean within a bead, with a black small bead between them on a strand. It’s at the bottom of this photo.
Hope I did this right!
PS I made a second tile, and it is the next post. Please visit and see it! It is for http://iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com challenge.
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