HEART: The center of emotion; the home of spirit, courage, and enthusiasm. No wonder we clutch our heart when these feelings are set free.
In our Zentangle world, I find that we all love hearts because I see them often in your Zentangle art. In this collection of tiles that Martha and Molly have created, we see heart, or more accurately, a gathering of hearts . . . an overlapping of hearts. Perhaps there are emotions that we cannot find words for that live in that untangled overlapping part, like strengths we did not even know we had.
Bijou and I were discussing this as we reflected on the past few months. So, I am reminding you that we all have unexpected strengths to get us through unexpected times. If creating Zentangle art can help a tiny bit, then it is here for you . . . in your hands, on your tiles, in your hearts.
Four Hearts come together to reveal (reflect?) a golden center. The tangle scena, with its exuberance of lines, is a perfect fit for this composition. It reminds us that Zentangle art can be both complex and simple at the same time.
Like each one of us.
I asked Rick and Maria for some ribbon to wrap gifts for all my friends. They are so sweet and gave me lots of ribbon. But alas, the ribbon is bigger than my gifts! And there's no way I can tie a bow with ribbon that big.
What a mistake!
But wait . . . Bijou to the rescue!
Bijou saw my problem and scurried away (as only Bijou can scurry). Back he came with some beautiful red ribbon with a golden flux tangle.
"Thank you, Bijou! I can even tie a bow with that," I said.
"No worries," replied Bijou.
"But where did you get that beautiful ribbon?" I asked.
"From my friends at Created With Love in Taiwan. Rick and Maria don't know I have it. Otherwise, I'm sure they would have given it to you. But if they hadn't given you the ribbon that was too big, I wouldn't have known what you needed," Bijou answered.
"No Mistakes!" Bijou said and smiled (as only Bijou can smile).
Rick and Maria add . . .
Somehow, Alfie got everything packaged and under the tree in a way that only Alfie could.
And isn't that a most marvelous outcome?
Truly from the heart!
Welcome to the Project Pack No. 12 and the fifth day of the 12 Days of Zentangle!
It goes without saying that 2020 will go down in history as remarkable year. This year we all experienced the unexpected, the unknown and the uncertain. There were challenges that required our patience and strength in order for us to contribute to what the world needed.
In our Zentangle practice we encourage you to embrace the unexpected, the unknown and the uncertain as a part of your creative process. We encourage you to look for opportunities and to shift your perspective.
As we bring a close to a pivotal year in history, Project Pack No. 12 will offer us a magical time of rebirth, restoration, and awakening. We are excited to begin this year’s 12 Days of Zentangle, that we are calling the 2020 Zentangle Renaissance.
Project Pack No. 12 materials available here.
Let Alfie know your thoughts and each day we will pick a commenter at random to receive a Zentangle Surprise!
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Thoroughly enjoying my first 12 days of Christmas, thank you all!
Tegan nielsen on
Scena has always proved difficult for me. After the fourth Bijou tile and Scena #8, and a 2:00 a.m. meditation session on drawing Scena, I think I may finally have it!! Thank you Molly and Martha.
Mary Kay Cass on
I had a total knee replacement two weeks ago today. I had been away from Zentangle for quite a while but decided to get back into it to help relax and heal the pain without meds. So glad I did! Wish I had ordered the packet.
Cindy Blake on
Love these projects but have been unsuccessful in really resetting the gouache. Have been adding water and attempting to stir but cannot get the creamy consistency I see in the videos. Day 6 and it is still as hard as when it first arrived. I’ve tried letting water sit in the container overnight and still very hard. Any suggestions?
Anne Z on
I love these variations of scena!
Natalie E on
Joyce R on
Another fun day of tangling! Thanks!
Linda JF on
Barbara Christmann on
I wonder if the wood coaster on the wall is the same one I gifted to Rick & Maria at the CZT seminar in 2017. I found them in Japan. It’s one of my favorite traditional Japanese patterns.
Tomomi Galeano on
Before I knew it. I had watched the entire video and I hadn’t picked up a pen. I think I will do this more often.
Natalie M on
Mary Daniels on
Diane Trewcom on
This was my first experience with scena. Need to keep playing but this project allows for a lot of practice
This tangle is beautiful.
Nancy Wilcox on
Pawi en 16 de Diciembre de 2020.
Paqui González lorenzo on
Andrea Saxton on
Super fun! I really enjoy tangling with Martha and Molly. And just love the gouache. Thanks for doing these. C-
Cindy Brandt on
Well that ensemble turned out to be quite stunning! Thx. ~ Rose
Rosemarie Crawford on
Absolutely gorgeous! Must try. Thank you both.
Cathrine Nicols on
Terrific video. Thank you Molly and Martha !
Tisha Cabral on
Kathy Y. on