When people ask us what is required to attend our Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminar, we respond with a simple phrase, “passion and gratitude.”
Passion, because it describes a level of enthusiasm for what you are doing. If you are excited and enthusiastically interested in something or in other words, “passionate”, it is likely to bring you joy, fuel your desire to learn more and inspire you to invest yourself in the process.
At a recent class I was teaching, I had the pleasure of teaching one of our Certified Zentangle Teachers. She came to class with some of her favorite tangling supplies. One of the items she had along with her was a box that she received prior to attending her training seminar. The box had a sticker on top that read, “Passion and Gratitude.” I was walking by her workstation and the box caught my eye. She explained to me that she uses the box as a surface to tangle her tiles on and from the looks of the box you could imagine that almost every tile, she tangled upon it left a little piece of it behind. I was mesmerized by the tangled bits that had created a patina over the words, gently wearing them away. You could almost feel the love left on the surface. I couldn’t help but think about the story this box had to tell and I was warmed by the thought that this box was no doubt filled with both “Passion and Gratitude”.
Thank You Peggy for bringing your well-loved beautiful box to class … as well as your “passion and gratitude". Amazing.