Sunday, January 29, 2012


I am not spontaneous.  I love lists.  I organize things to other people's distraction.  I like organization, which I suppose is not a bad thing ( in moderation).  I guess that is what zentangles has brought to me - spontaneity.  Instead of having to have my art work laid out and orderly, I now draw the string, and simply let that speak to me.  It has become so relaxing and FUN!  I still have some organization (that's just me), but even the organization is more playful.  I wish I had discovered this years ago. 

My next "project" is to investigate the on-line retailers like Zazzle and Cafepress.  I would love to put some of my ZIA (zentangle inspired artwork) on some shirts or mugs or something.  Obviously it would be nice to earn something but more importantly, it would be a challenge and fun.  It also would be nice to have an additional income in case I ever do decide to retire.

I really love trying my hand at mandalas.  It kind of appeals to the "organized spontaneity" that is creeping into my life.  The one above is not really so off center - blame the photographer (me).  All this mandala craze though has had me wishing I had been better in geometry.  At least, I should have paid better attention when Dad was trying to get it through my head at the kitchen table.  Forty some years later it matters.  Good grief!!

1 comment:

  1. Cathy, your mandala is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


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