|White Zentangle Tile, Glimmer Mist, black and brown Microns|
Happy new year! It's 2014 and time to start anew.
I hear many of my fellow tanglers say that they love their Zentangle® practice, but they forget to tangle. I get it. Life can easily interfere with our creative ambitions. It can sometimes be hard to take a few minutes for yourself when everything else gets in the way.
For 2014, you get a blank slate for the new year! Pick up a pen and start. It doesn't matter what pattern you choose or what the end result is... just tangle. Once you start, you can get yourself out of a creative rut and enjoy your journey once again.
Did you make a New Year's resolution? I decided to work on a creative one because I, too, often lapse in my tangling. As much as I love it, and as much as I benefit from my regular practice, I find myself bogged down on the craziness of life as well.
Not in 2014! This year, I'm taking a pledge to create art of some kind every single day. I am joining the 365 Days of Art Challenge. For each day of the year, I will strive to create some form of art. I'm keeping it easy since this is an ambitious adventure, and I will leave the creative expression open for exploration.
I might create a tangled tile, work on a larger piece, make a greeting card, make a gift, practice lettering, or do whatever inspires me!
I am thrilled to have Carole Ohl's new Tangle-A-Day Calendar for 2014. It's a lovely way to create art each day. Carole provides perfect boxes just waiting for tangles along with patterns and beautiful artwork. I will probably post those pages at the end of each week since multiple days are on the same page.
As with any resolution, I think it's important to be realistic. I have to make allowances for the inevitable. There will be occasions beyond my control that prevent me from creating on some days, and I can live with that. My goal will be to make up for it the next day so I don't get off track. Or, maybe I'll tangle a little extra some days to cover those unexpected days.
I hope you all have a happy and creative new year! If you've made a resolution, try making it flexible enough that you can make it work.
My tile also fits in with the Diva's 2014 challenge this week.