As promised…my Zentanlge experience…

organic pattern♥♥♥ I LOVED IT!  ♥♥♥

Not really knowing what to expect, but never the less very excited to be attending, I went to my first Zentangle workshop yesterday. Well, all I can say is,  it really is what they say, One stroke at a time! Very meditative, very therapeutic, very relaxing and very fun!  It took my brain in a similar way as when I am doing any artwork I really enjoy, like creating a BOTANICAL BEAUTIE!  I was thrilled to have a real live pen in my hand and be sitting just about any where. I was also thrilled that I could see creating these marvelous pattern drawings on an iPad too if I felt so inclined.

Another wonderful aspect of all this is that it is a great equalizer in many ways. 

  • our group of 7 ranged from age 9 – to a grandmother…- EVERYONES looked GREAT!
  • your cares are forgotten about as your brain works on patterns, light and dark, spacial relationships and creativity  – all whilst you barely notice all that is going on!
  • we had lovely calm music which was delight to yet another art sense!
  • it really does seem like a stress buster – I came home very relaxed and happy!
  • no rules, no mistakes, its all about the process!
  • how can complain when all this leads to a fun little piece of original ART!
Now, look for parts/bits and pieces to show up with “the gang” on the Botanicals soon!
 Below are the class mosaics from all out first and second Zentangle experiences.  (click on image for a larger view)
group-first-project
second mosaic
I took snap shots with my phone of our works of art… can you pick out the 9 and 11 year olds? I can barely pick out my own! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
It’s easy fun, give it a try! Try iy – I think you just may love it too.  http://www.zentangle.com

 

Zentangle Art

I am going to a workshop tomorrow in the art of  Zentangle…. their tag line is Anything is possible one stroke at a time.
I love that!  I am so looking forward to it. You amy be asking, so what is this Zentangle art?

I will keep you posted on how it’s going and what I think in a few days. I think it is going to be very mediative and relaxing, so I am really psyched!

zentangle example

I have plucked all this this information off the zentangle website...

“Creating in a Zentangle way is an easy to understand process of simple deliberate strokes which build on each other in beautiful, mesmerizing and surprising ways.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and artform.

Intuitive

With the Zentangle method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. And even though it is a specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression that transcends its own rules.

Fun and Relaxing

Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. Zentangle’s method of creating art is unencumbered by dogma and cost which can weigh on other approaches. Nevertheless, it is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical.

Unexpected Results

With our Zentangle method we encourage you to not have a preconceived idea of your final result. Following this somewhat unusual approach, your creation is not restricted by your expectations.

Ceremonial

Repetitive, simple steps are part of the Zentangle method. These steps support relaxation, focus and inspiration. It can be a wonderful daily ritual.

Timeless

Creating designs, manipulating symbols and putting pen to paper is part of our human heritage. In a time of keyboards, computer mice, and cell phones, the simple strokes that are part of the Zentangle method automatically engage you in a comfort and familiarity of timeless, basic creativity.

Portable

Everything you need to create beautiful Zentangle art can fit in your pocket. This easy to learn method of relaxed focus can be done almost anywhere, alone or in groups, without any special abilities or costly equipment.

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Non Technical  (this one is strangle exciting to me since I do much of my art WITH the aid of technology in one form or another!)

Our Zentangle tools and method are not limited by technology. Your creativity is not directed by how someone else wrote a particular program, nor does it need batteries or electricity. Our Zentangle approach provides a counterbalance to our increasing use of computers, mice, screens and keyboards. It returns us to that fundamentally human behavior of manipulating symbols and putting marks on paper. Nothing is pre-programmed. Your creativity is your only limit and this Zentangle method has a way of increasing and inspiring expression of your personal creativity.

Empowering

It is an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art .

Come to Bellingham Whole Foods Farmers Market today or else….

…or else, you will have to wait until next year to meet, greet, visit and buy from all us wonderful artisan and farmers that are were out this season for the  2012 WF Farmers Outdoor Market.

Whole Foods Market: Bellingham MA

the rain stopped, the sun was shining, and a wonderful time was had by all!

Saturday we were part of the Polyarts Festivel in Hopkinton MA- what a lovely show.

A special thanks to my “earth elves” June, Deb and Deb…the world is a much better place for me becuase of friends like you!

If you missed it I would recommend marking your calendar for next years show. There are truly lovely artisans and many items to be enjoyed!

Our Booth at Polyarts
… our booth last Saturday at Polyarts.