In 2014, we were thrilled to announce a new member of the Zentangle Community. It was a celebratory time when Bijou the snail slowly and lovingly glided his way into our hearts and lives. We immediately fell in love with the unique character Bijou shared with us, and most of all we all, we embraced the stories and messages Bijou has told us that align with the Zentangle Method.
As we move along on this tangled journey we have learned, when Bijou speaks, we listen.
In this Blog series we explore some of our favorite thoughts, quotes, stories and Bijou-isms. Enjoy!
Julie writes (yesterday)...
“Hello old friend…”
I thought to myself as I picked up a black micron and a tile this morning for the first time in months to tangle. I was reminded of one of Bijou’s bijouisms… comfort.
With the birth of my son in the beginning of the summer, I was lucky to be able to drink my coffee before it got cold, much less sit down to tangle. 4 months later though and we have started to find our routine and lately my tangling tools have been calling my name.
So, this morning, when my little one went down for a nap, my husband was on a run with our dog, I found myself having a rare moment of silence. So, I poured myself a SECOND cup of hot coffee and grabbed my tool pouch and found a cozy corner of the couch. It was a little daunting staring at that blank tile, but luckily, I knew where to start – with gratitude and appreciation. I was grateful for this quiet moment, for my sweet baby slumbering soundly (for now) in the other room, for the hot cup of coffee.
I figured what better time to start my Inktober Tangles, then October 22nd! I wasn’t sure if I should start at the beginning or skip ahead to today, but when I saw todays tangle was aquafluer, my decision was made for me.
I grabbed a new micron and began to tangle.
It was like having coffee with an old friend. Familiar and comfortable. I am glad I went with a monotangle, some quality time with aquafluer.
There was laundry to be folded, dishes to be put away and emails to answers, but I am glad I took that moment to tangle. It is moments like these that Bijou was thinking of when he says comfort.