I think the key to a successful goal for the year is to pick something you actually enjoy (not power lifting or embracing your inner love of kale). I love art. I love Zentangle. I love how I feel when I take a few moments each day to focus on myself.
Carol Ohl, CZT, has a fabulous Tangle-A-Day calendar that makes it perfect to achieve this goal quite easily. Each day contains a spot just waiting for artistic expression. She has stunning artwork and step outs along the way too.
I have purchased several of these calendars over the years and have yet to complete one. It's not for lack of trying or desire though. Each year, I end up with the mistaken belief that the book needs to be something specific. I get wrapped up in my head instead of letting the tangles guide me.
2017 is the year! This is the time I will embrace this book for what it is--an opportunity for me to collect my artwork in a convenient and portable location. I've decided that each day will let me explore a new tangle so I can create a kind of tangle library for myself by the end of the year. If I get behind, I can catch up at my convenience. If I'm feeling very tangly, I can move ahead. As long as I keep tangling and enjoying the Zentangle Method, it will all work out beautifully. Sometimes I go a bit out of order because I might have an idea for a certain day (holiday, etc.).
I'll be sharing some of my completed pages here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them.
|January 1-3, 2017, MomZenArtist, Emily Classon, CZT|
|January 16-18, 2017, MomZenArtist, Emily Classon, CZT|
|February 1-3, 2017, MomZenArtist, Emily Classon, CZT|