Sometimes our tangles have stories or tales behind the pen strokes and sometimes our pen strokes inspire stories or tales. When Maria posts a tile on the Zentangle Mosaic App she almost always shares with us some sort of creative narrative. Her words range from inspiring thoughts to fanciful tales. We thought we would share with you some of these parings in a blog series we are calling Maria’s Meanderings.
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Maria writes (August 2018) ...
I have a true dislike of the color orange. Never wear it, never have it in the house. This makes me feel just a tad bit guilty. As an artist, perhaps I should love all colors, to better interpret whatever needs interpreting. Green is just a whisper from orange in my color spectrum, where you might see a few bits sneak their way into my life, but only if they’re accompanying others, say in a tapestry or the like. So. . . when I sat to create this tile I grabbed for my brown Micron, only to have the first stroke on my tile be green. GREEN! I didn’t even know I had a green Micron! No, seriously! This was not going to be easy. Of course, I had to continue. This was not going to be easy. (I know I already said that. . . )
So onward I go into the great unknown: using tools not from my usual toolbox. The strokes appeared as if from another’s hand.
But something otherworldly made me rethink this journey. The lines themselves began to speak to me, daring me, (or were they encouraging me?) to trust them. And so it continued, lines moving together, like a slow dance, entranced in this meditation. Eventually, I introduced the brown, but soon returned to the newcomer.
As I held my tile out at arm’s length, turning it this way and that, it seduced me with its charm.
We could all stand to try something we know we will detest. Huh.
Ricky, take me for sushi!
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