I sold Tupperware. Why? Because I loved it! It kept my celery crisp, and other veggies. I loved to hear the "burp" knowing my celery was all tucked in for a spell and would not go limp. I loved Tupperware so much that I had to talk about it. It amazed me, captivated me, and I loved it. I could not stay quiet. I had to tell other people so they too could have crisp celery. I still love it, and I guess I'm still talking about it.
This is how I feel about Zentangle! I'm amazed, captivated, and I love it! It brings me my "zen!" When I sit down to draw the world fades away. One time I sat down to draw and my husband came in to ask how long I was going to be drawing. I had just sat down so I was a little surprised. I said something to that effect and he just laughed. He pointed out that I had been drawing for over two hours. Two hours! Where had the time gone? I was peaceful and relaxed…and focused. I had been in my "zen."
I was so excited to attend my first Zentangle class. I had found one close to my home, had signed up, and then waited for the day to come. I was in class early ready to go. I met my teacher, Adele Bruno, and the other students attending that day. The first drawing went wonderfully. I couldn't believe I had created that piece! The second drawing was where disaster struck. I must not have listened well and I had a gapping white hole where a beautiful tangle should have been. Devastated I confessed my error. Adele just smiled knowingly and said, "There are no mistakes in Zentangle." That philosophy is carried on throughout the Zentangle® method. And she was correct. It turned out to be a beautiful tangle. "Anything is possible one stroke at a time."
I need to teach tangles because I can not be quiet about them. I love Zentangle!
|Anything is possible one stroke at a time.|