Artist and Belief Statement

I believe all people have the need and ability to create. This includes visual arts, music making, cooking, carpentry, welding..and more. I encourage this life-enhancing expression that brings wholeness, physically, emotionally and spiritually to everyone's life.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

In the Loop & Challenge #250

I feel like I need to stay in the loop. What does that mean? I am an introvert. I will just put it out there. I find being with larger groups of people very tiring. I tend to desire my alone time; drawing, reading, sewing, walking. Those are my refuel times.

But I want to know what everyone is doing. I want to stay current in the latest techniques, and to know what the 'buzz' is about. I just don't need to be the best or do the latest hype - for instance the Zengems. But I've tried them; I just prefer to draw at my own pace, and with the simplest tools. That is why Diva's challenge this week - was - not a challenge? And that was COOL! I read Madam Diva's blog, and thought, Yea, I have lots of tiles that I've been working on lately. But, for the sake of the challenge I created a new one.


And as an art therapist, I felt this tile - even in its small form, shows the loop, and movement of forward and back. Generally, I don't analyse my tiles, but this was pretty straightforward in expressing how I've been feeling. The flow of moving forward at a gentle pace, and yet staying with what I am comfortable with. I want to know about staying current with trends in Zentangle and art therapy. I like to know what the latest is, I just don't need to do the latest. I will just stay in the loop.

So thanks everyone for sharing your Zengems and art. I enjoy your inspiration.


9 comments:

  1. You're right, there is something calm and gentle about this tile - no huge areas of black, nothing desperately busy or detailed, yup, it's as relaxing to look at as it was to draw.

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  2. A beautiful ebb and flow Deb - nicely done, and great post!

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    1. Hi Sue - thanks for the comment. You're a great support.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts in this post. The tile is very elegant.

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  4. A woman after my own heart, I too like my own space to relax and yet I like to follow all the latest trends within my interests. Great tile.

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  5. I'm pretty introverted myself which no one quite believes given my life career as a lawyer and my semi-retirement activity as a travel blogger---one is about stylized argument/persuasion and the other, about sharing. So, the Zentangle method is an opportunity to give myself permission to be inside myself. Your tile is a lovely expression of your inner self.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, yes. we all need those moments to rejuvenate inside ourselves.

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