I have spent many hours--or rather days!--in the garden, as temperate weather finally found its way to North Carolina. My vegetable garden has seen several "rescue" operations recently--a rat snake that was trapped in the netting, and two rabbits who seem to have found a new home. In the picture below, the bunny is waiting at the gate to go back in the vegetable enclosure. Sigh.
Between gardening and animal rescue operations, I've been tangling, of course!
I found this picture of myself when I was 4 or 5 and created the cartouche.
A bit of tangling on a folded Zendala for my friend Leandro, a 15-year old Messi fan
I joined the "Today's Tangles: Keeping It Classic" group on Facebook after seeing some interesting prompts on the Mosaic app. Thank you, Sandy!
Last but not least, the Zendala Moments 04 tiles! Thank you, Lonetta!
I finally finished my journal from the CZT seminar I attended in 2015! This journal was so special that I wanted to save it!!! I only used it for "special" things. Now I've started another journal, same size and brand as the first, but minus Maria's beautiful calligraphy on the cover. I'm trying to use it more often. It reminds me of hearing people say that you should use your crystal and finest china every day, not just for special occasions. (I don't have any, so that's not a problem!) But the sketchbook question lingers: should I use it for everything or just special projects? I think that when I do use it, I am more likely to take my time and savor the experience, much like one savors a meal served on china more than a meal on a paper plate! And the Zentangle Method encourages us to use the finest materials we have available, so that we appreciate the moment more, thereby intensifying our gratitude. On the other hand, the journal is a little awkward for me to draw in because it's not flat, and it's just more cumbersome. (Oh, those geniuses, Rick and Maria, and their 3.5 inch tile format!!!)
What do you think? Do you prefer journals or tiles? I do hope you'll let me know your thoughts!