When writing blog posts, I’ve always been advised not to go “off topic”, but today, I’ll be doing just that.
In my post “What Stole My Mojo?” I asked you to take a peek at my Etsy shop to see if you could see anything not jewellery related.
Did you spot my new designs?
Am I mad to change direction including these design with my jewellery?
Life can be hectic, and although I find making my wirework jewellery very therapeutic, sometimes I just want to snuggle up and watch TV. However, I find it hard sometimes just to sit there – my hands need to be busy. Then I discovered Zentangle – art therapy, meditative drawing to reduce stress, increase wellbeing and enhance relaxation. It was only about 6 weeks ago, and for the life of me, I can’t think how I came upon it. Here’s an example of Zentangle that I done.
I’m not going to go into details about Zentangle – check it out yourself. Please don’t say “I can’t draw.” Being able to draw is not a requirement!
As a result of Zentangle, I began to “zendoodle” and created pictures that you are able to colour in. I then moved on and designed my very first Mandal picture. Mandala is a circular figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
I’ll be talking about my Mandala in my next post and will be give some guidance on how to colour it.
As there appears to be a colouring craze going on at the moment, I hope my designs provide some pleasure.
What creative process have you discovered or rediscovered in yourself?