A U T O S C H E D I A S M
What a mouthful of letters! Of course, I had to find out what the meaning was. I tried to guess: "fear of driving vintage cars" or maybe "International Association of Sketchy Mechanics," or perhaps "extreme self-imposed scheduling." Well, I was not even close.
It simply means something that is IMPROVISED. You Know...
- HIT OR MISS
Well, you get the message.
Rick and I were adamant about Zentangle drawing be just that way. Fresh, exciting, exuberant, confident. There were really important decisions about Zentangle that were made because of this. We did not have you draw your tangles in pencil then ink over them.
We strongly recommended not having erasers in your tool box. No working on scrap papers first...
Go right for the heart and soul of drawing. Learn everything you can on a small (albeit awesome) piece of paper.
Fall down, get up. Fall down, get up. As a toddler, this is how you learned to walk. Falling down was one step closer to walking, and soon after running. . . and then maybe, dancing, climbing, diving, jumping.
As you journey through your Zentangle practice, remember when you "miss a step", take a deep breath and embrace the opportunity to improvise. Creativity jumps in if you let it.
All this and more from this little "peace" of paper.