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Recycling

Recycling

Maria Thomas

Years ago, when the kids were little, I never threw out old clothes without checking to see if there was anything useful left to them. I learned this by watching my Mom, who tirelessly dismantled old clothes and salvaged parts of the fabric, buttons, trim,  patterns, and even took out the zippers.  If it was a skirt that I especially loved the way it fit, I would take it apart, iron all the pieces, and use it for a pattern to make a new skirt.  All these were expensive components to someone (that being me) on a very limited budget....

Elegance of Limits

Elegance of Limits

Molly Hollibaugh

Molly writes... In Project Pack 06, we brought forward the discussion and intention of one of the most profound philosophies of the Zentangle Method, “No Mistakes.” We told a story of an experience that Maria had years ago as a platform to discuss the No Mistakes philosophy. You can learn more about this story through project pack 06, but the gist of the story is that she encountered an unfortunate scenario with a very much-treasured journal. She was put into a situation where she had choices about how she could look at the situation. Some might call this perspective. We...

Seasons of Tangling

Seasons of Tangling

Julie Willand

At the end of Molly’s blog, The Dog Days of Summer, she asked us to think about how the seasons affect our tangling and creative flow. As I thought about this summer, I realized that I have tangled quite a bit. The Dog Days of Summer made me slow down. There were many days I found myself sitting in the shade in my backyard tangling away. On a vacation, our house had a spectacular view and it called for me to bring my tools and journal out there. Or, early in the morning when the birds are chirping, and it...