I joined a Facebook Group this year that is doing a journal – Our Tangled Lives. We are about 125 people strong. (Oh, and did I mention - I have never created a journal!!) There is a prompt each week to work from – and the group members will be supplying some of the prompts. Last week the prompt was to find a word that set an intention for this project. I chose the work Energize. Since I retired the first of December, it is time for me to rejuvenate myself. But I didn’t like the word rejuvenate as it was to restore to a youthful appearance. I just want to rejuvenate my way of thinking and living and decided energize was a better word. Create new energy. I wasn’t happy with my page, and will likely redo it. I was working in a journal and I didn’t like the way mixed media was working on it.
So this week I went to using individual paper and I will bind it at the end of the year or I will put it in a special binder. Week Two was to find a positive mission statement to bolster and celebrate our work. I chose the quote “Life is the Art of Drawing without an Eraser”. Zentangle uses no eraser. There are no mistakes – only opportunity. In other words take what happened and use it as an opportunity to change direction or rethink what you are doing. Take the risk – take the opportunity.
So my piece is 8 x 10 inches on mixed media paper. I did a background wash of Tombow marker. Used some plastic wrap and sponged on some darker blotches. Then added my Zentangles, stamps and my printed words.