Hey there, Alfie here!
Today is day two of The Twelve Days of Zentangle, 2020.
I was just having a conversation with my old pal Bijou, which doesn’t happen as often as I would like. Just like Maria, I tend to do things “lickety split” which is a saying around these parts that means “way too quick for comfort.” Bijou, on the other hand, takes a more deliberate approach to all things. He takes the time to appreciate every stroke along the way, with a grateful, almost bashful, smile in his (her?) heart. Bijou is the quintessential teacher.
To answer that question, Bijou and I designed the setting for today's picture. See the little Bijouism card for "Create"? That's my answer . . . our answer . . . Create!
I know you know that already, but sometimes we just need a reminder now and then . . . even if it comes from an elf and a snail.
When you create, you immediately change your world. The world may not notice, at least not right away, but your world will. That's why we put those spice bottles in the picture. (Bijou's idea) See the label? It says, "Flavor Your World."
Anyway, Bijou sends good wishes and a reminder to have fun with this next tile under the sisterly guidance of Martha and Molly. Together they will guide us through: a classic combination of huggins, doodah and mooka. It’s a tad bit screwy, but elegant as well, just like those tangling sisters!
Rick and Maria add . . .
Alfie just discovered the old inner workings of a music box. He has been playing it non-stop for hours and is thrilled to finally find an instrument he can play! Bijou appears to enjoy Alfie's serenade.
We're not sure what song he's playing. We think he might be turning the crank backwards. We wouldn't think of mentioning it as they are both having so much fun (and there really are no mistakes). Plus, we're starting to enjoy their new song!
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Welcome to the Project Pack No. 12 and the second 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.
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