This week, Adele Bruno's Wednesday Words of Wisdom was a quote by Charles Mingus, American jazz genius, double bassist, composer and band leader. It inspired me to start a series of favorite quotes. (I have a terrible memory for quotes, so I like to have them where I can see them.) I printed the quote on ivory 8/12 in x 11 in cardstock, drew my string and started tangling. When I finished, I thought, "So much for simplicity!" But I truly believe that the Zentangle® method, rather than my drawing, embodies the meaning behind Mingus' words. Through a series of "awesomely simple" strokes--i,c,s,o--our creativity blossoms and blooms. Thank you, Rick and Maria and Charlie.