But sometimes the most important thing Zentangle gives me is learning to live with imperfections. Inadequacies. Of time, ability, energy. It reminds me that even with short supply of any or all of those you can still make something and hold it in your hand at the end of a week and say 'I made this'!
|Flux - aura - repeat!|
I haven't always had time, ability or energy to draw a tile for Adele's weekly It's a String Thing Challenge recently - but I've managed to catch up on those I've missed on the limited space of a Bijou tile. I've played with different colours and shading techniques - some I like more than others.
|Top row - IAST #232, #233 and #236 |
Bottom Row - IAST #240, #241 and 242
Do you find your art seems to come in ebbs and flows? I have patches where I'm really feeling it, in tune with the materials, brimming with ideas and loving the results. And then I hit a patch where nothing seems to come good. And looking back you think that the work you were doing months or years ago looks better than what you're producing now? But then another day you can see the progress you are making, the skill and confidence that is steadily growing. Do you feel that and think it's just you - it's not - it's me too!