Today, we are excited to introduce Anu Singh!
Name: Anu Singh CZT#:31
Hometown: Chandigarh, India
Favorite tangle: Diva dance
Favorite place to tangle: My dining table
How I use the Zentangle Method in my life:
When I wanted to sign up in 2018, I remember I was one of the last to be signed up. You had no seats and I was disappointed. Then I got a message saying there is one seat as someone had cancelled last minute. I immediately paid up and didn’t think about how I would do it and how I would plan. I was in a difficult phase of my life not knowing how I can have the courage to put pen to paper and brush to canvas again, so It was meant to be. Being a single mother, even though I had majored in Graphic Arts, I couldn’t pursue my passion as I had to raise my two young daughters alone from a very early time.
I worked for 27 years waiting for the day I could give up my job and do the things that would breathe life into me.
I gave up my job the day my younger daughter’s last college fee was submitted. At that stage I didn’t know how or what I would do but I knew I wouldn’t be working as I did. Attending your session changed my life. It brought me back to life, I was a robot attending to everyone’s needs and for the first time I was picking up the pieces of my life.
I was always artistic but Zentangle gave me direction, a sense of being calm and focused. I started living my life, one stroke at a time….
My favorite story or memory about teaching the Zentangle Method is:
The concept about “No Mistakes”, I was constantly berating myself for having made bad choices or not having studied more or finding the wrong partner or not having fought harder to pursue art rather than a more acceptable profession based on society and peer pressure. I was always unhappy and a little sad despite doing all that I did. The “No Mistakes” theory has changed my entire belief about life. What is done is done, now I only focus on each day and what I want for the future. If it works out that’s great, if not I move on to the next positive path. Given the strength after attending CZT #31, I also studied to be a Master NLP coach so that I am better equipped to teach. If I could be healed, then I could reach out to others too. This would not have been possible without the first step that you gave me in the right direction.
Through my experiences as a CZT, I have learned:
Art and its many forms, and my creativity gives me the strength to appreciate and create without the fear of the outcome. I create without fear, I try new methods, I integrate methods and I enjoy the journey!
Apart from the Zentangle method, I have created different art forms to teach children, special children and adults of all ages with the same objectives, of keeping calm, focused and living in the present moment.
If I’m not tangling, you will find me…:
Creating something with different mediums. I do not tangle all the time, but I mostly always have Zentangle part of my creative journey. So, if I’m working with Acrylics, I will add that touch of Zentangle to make it unique, if I design a product, Zentangle will add that sparkle to my work. Its about using different methods and always shining through because of Zentangle. My samples above will give you an insight.
In honor of Anu embracing the "No Mistakes" philosophy, we are giving away one of our new "No Mistakes" tool pouch to a lucky commenter! Share how the Zentangle Method has helped you and we will choose a commenter at random.
Thank you to everyone who commented on Rick's blog, Passion Gratitude and Family. We have randomly selected Rimona Gale to receive a print of the stain glass window. Please send your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.