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 .

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.

How you can have fun this Saturday!

38th Annual Hopkinton
Polyarts Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Hopkinton Town Common
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

You can come on over, up or down, and join us in Hopkinton this Saturday. It is suppose to be another stellar sunny weather day, and with over 75 fabulous vendors it promises you a GREAT day! Last year we attended and shopped- because we  had such a great time this year we are proud to be an artisan vendor! 

Hopkinton Polyarts

Polyarts began in 1974 as a demonstration of various arts and crafts to showcase the talents of the local community. Since then it has grown into a day long event with many professional craftspeople, performing artists and community groups participating throughout the day. Polyarts is free to attend and is a family-friendly day with something for everyone, be it food, music, crafts or other entertainment.

The Polyarts committee is very excited to offer a $1000.00 scholarship to two deserving Hopkinton high school students. This scholarship is offered to students who will be pursuing the arts (art, dance, photography, creative writing, music, drama, etc).

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Polyarts-Hopkinton/410492610560 

http://www.hcam.tv/polyarts/index.htm

We are off to Tiverton RI on Saturday. Come experience art!

Find out more on the Art and Artisan Facebook page. See images of new and returning artisans. 70+ artist will be there FUN FUN FUN – and naturally food too.

The festival made to “Go Local Providence”
 Saturday  Set in the beautiful Mill Pond Area of the Historic Tiverton Four Corners Village, the 25th Annual Tiverton Four Corners Arts & Artisan Festival features works of the best local and regional artists. The year’s festival will host a unique collection of homemade body care products, photography, pottery, jewelry, home accessories and even handmade dog accessories. 3948 Main Road, Tiverton. 10am-4pm.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiverton-Four-Corners-Arts-Artisan-Festival/94331751045
off we go!