Whew.. Project Pack No. 19 was certainly one for the books.
It was big, it was ambitious, it was daunting, it was inspiring.
We approached this project pack series a little different than most. Our tangling team each worked on their own piece in the same order that you all did. Molly filmed Day 1, and then we all tangled that day and then waited for the next person to film Day 2 and so on..
Before we even began, Molly kept telling us to “trust the process.” I remember she gave me several reminders and then right before I sat down to start my piece, she called me. It was almost like she could sense I was about to begin, and she wanted to remind me one last time, “trust the process.”
What was the big deal? It was Project Pack No. 19 after all – that means we have done this now 19 times.
This project was a big deal. Not only because the end result was a beautiful compilation of tangles, textures and techniques, but because it called on us to really lean into those Zentangle philosophies that we appreciate so much.
I have not been pushed out of my comfort zone like this in a long time. Like all of you at home, I did not know what the end result would be. I trusted our team and knew it would be great, but I truly had to trust the process. I was encouraged to use tangles that I normally would not have chosen for my work, taking things one stroke at a time, and reminding myself (often), that there were no mistakes.
Now that we have finished, I can truly say that it is one of my favorite project packs. It is a reminder of resilience, creativity, trust, and embracing the unknown. I have a renewed appreciation for all the different families of tangles and how they work together and complement each other and a renewed sense of patience when it comes to my art (oh was it hard to wait to shade).
I am grateful for Molly and her vision for this project, her trust in the process and in us to help relay it to all of you. And I am grateful for all of you, who tangled along with us (and may still be tangling) in this series, which really was, a big deal.
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- Tangles of Botanical Nature Aug 20, 2023
- Revisiting That Challenging Tangle Aug 01, 2023