We always say that the Zentangle Method attracts really awesome people. We have had the pleasure of working with wonderful Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT) all over the world and we are excited to share these wonderful people with the entire Zentangle Community. Through our series, CZT Family Tree, we will introduce individual CZTs.
Today, we are excited to introduce Terri Delaune!
Name: Terri Delaune
Hometown: Home is where the heart is, right now my heart is in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Favorite tangle: Divadance, but it is so difficult to pick a favorite, there are so many my hand and my brain automatically go to, like mooka, fengle, pokeroot, nzepple.
Favorite place to tangle: In a room with other Tanglers
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right,” by Henry Ford
How I use the Zentangle Method in my life:
I try to use the Zentangle Method in every aspect of my life, from Step 1 of the “8 Steps of the Zentangle Method”, Gratitude and Appreciation to changing to a minimalist lifestyle. Yes, minimalism, because Zentangle requires simple, easy to follow guidelines and tools. I wanted to make changes to bring that simplicity and beauty to all aspects of my life. Zentangle has taught me to seek simple pleasures, simple foods, and a simple life.
It influences the way I look at the world; I search for patterns in nature, in art and in life. I admire and appreciate the world in a different way. In the past I would have described a rainy day as dull and dreary. Not today, if Zentangle has taught me anything it is how to appreciate life.
So, instead of dreading the rain and lack of sun, I can appreciate all the subtleties of the overcast sky. Lessons have taught us to use and appreciate gray, graphite and shades of gray. Now I look at the cool gray colors from light to dark, the shadows across the sky, the highlights, and the slick black ribbons on the road, the browns and greens telling me to turn them into a Renaissance tile. Life is more than a sunny day, it’s all the shades of gray in between.
I reflect on everything I have to be grateful for, one of which is this world of creativity. I appreciate that I’m part of an international community that believes in acceptance, appreciation, inspiration, encouragement, generosity and love.
If I’m not tangling, you will find me … with friends and family or just living a normal day to day life.
Mosaic Name: @Terriczt
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