Just received your newsletter which reminded me to send you this picture of a tee shirt that I designed for my eight year old grandson. It was great fun creating the design and my grandson just loved it!!!
Looking forward to seeing you in June! Zentangle has opened up a whole new world to me and I can't wait to meet you and learn more and more about this satisfying art form.
A school teacher writes:
I had this idea for an art project at school. We each had to choose a theme for the year; I chose folk lore. I researched folk lore from many different cultures around the world. For this project I based it on the Namazu, a giant catfish that lives in the mud under the islands of Japan, and is guarded by the god Kashima, who restrains the catfish with a stone. When Kashima lets his guard fall, Namazu thrashes about, causing violent earthquakes. I hope you like it!
-----+-----A reader writes:
My friend created this beautiful art for my college graduation from Sam Houston State University. My favorite part is the arrows leading to and away from the SH logo of my university. The arrows grow with intensity a they get closer, but there is a crumbling crater in their path: the distractions of life that caused 17 years to elapse between my freshman year and my graduation. I love this zentangle so much!!
Karen Reed writes:
This is a piece I made using glass. The 'penned' designs are done using vitreous paint (paint made of glass) and are permanently fired onto the glass. I saw the work of blacksmith, Ken Thomas, and loved the way he was able to work steel into sinuous tendrils and so suggested a collaboration. I think the result is nothing short of magical.
In this sculptural glass 'cube' each side has a different design and the cube is repositional so that each side can be viewed at the discretion of the viewer.
There are no words that can adequately express the gratefulness for the inspiration (to breathe in spirit) that you have shared. Not only that but I believe you have, through your art, struck on the single chord that metaphorically explains to people just how to understand and deal with the complexity(ies) of this complex and difficult time in which we live.
-----+-----Thank you to all of you who continue to share your beautiful creations and adventures.We've posted larger versions of these images on the companion blog of this newsletter.