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Humble Beginnings

Humble Beginnings

Julie Willand

Julie writes... We have been enjoying our stroll down memory lane as we go Back to Basics this summer. A few weeks ago, we invited you to visit our old blog, BLOG Zentangle, and peruse the entries and comments. Today, we are sharing with you a blog from 2017: Humble Beginnings. Please join us as we look back and where we our Zentangle journeys stated. Enjoy! --- + --- Julie writes: [Previoulsy] I wrote about how we need to stop comparing our Zentangle art to others and embrace our practice. Well, Maria liked the blog (and your responses) so much...

Early Zentangle Thoughts

Early Zentangle Thoughts

Maria Thomas

This week in our Back to Basics series, Maria reflects on some early ideas they had about the Zentangle Method.  Enjoy! --- + --- Maria writes:In the early days, when Zentangle was just a smile in our hearts, Rick and I knew that this new thing we happened upon, would be totally and inexplicably magical.  We were obsessed with sharing this drawing system with whoever would dare to listen.  I had dreams about how it would grow, by leaps and bounds. But my initial thoughts about who would love this new artform was …  wait, wait, get this … children. ...

Through our conversations about mental health this past month, we were thrilled to learn about the work that Gale Sherman is doing at the Sister José Women’s Center and are pleased that we can share her story with the Zentangle Community!   --- + --- Gale Writes... Mental Health Awareness Month & Sister José Women’s Center: Sisters Helping Sisters    Many of those currently without homes (usually referred to as “homeless”) have mental health issues. They range from severe and chronic issues to those brought on by their current living situation. Homelessness not only robs the victims of dignity but also...