Sunday, 16 June 2013

Written Surprises

Last night, I finished up the zentangle I'd been doing, with lots of inspiration from Tara.  I like how it turned out, though it's not really a zentangle anymore.  The pink bit was inspired by a carpet pattern I saw, the water and lotuses was in honour of Tara, and so are the orange Oms :)  I don't know how people manage to do these things in a half hour, this one took me at least three hours!  Still, it was enjoyable and meditative doing it, and I chanted to Tara whenever I remembered...

In my meditation, I chanted to Dhanvantari and Tara again, though I found it quite hard to picture my son enfolded by golden light - it's often like I can only imagine him if I can visualise a photo, rather than the living, breathing boy.  During the chanting to Tara, I thought about another zentangle I would like to do dedicated to her...

This morning, I drew a line of five before breakfast, asking for a spiritual focus.  Here they are from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004): Book, Fish, Letter, Man, Clover.


The message I saw in these cards was to allow a flow of writing on a spiritual project.  That actually getting on with the writing could bring me a small treasure, a new spiritual insight.  So, after breakfast I sat down to do some work, and it's true: the flow of words was easy, and as I wrote I saw a connection I'd never seen before :)

6 comments:

  1. That's fabulous!!!!! Love the zentangle. Very pretty. :)

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    1. Thanks :) When I look at other people's zentangles, I like the black-and-white, but for myself I just love colour, go figure...

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  2. This is truly a gorgeous piece. Love the variety of colors and shapes but it also flows together so nicely!

    hugs,
    MM

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    1. Thanks, MM, I really enjoyed creating it. I do love colour :D

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  3. How do you do a zentangle? Is it like controlled doodling??

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    1. Pretty much :) You can check it out at zentangle.com. The idea is you make a random pattern on a blank page, then start filling it in with fixed patterns - always very simple. However, as someone who never doodled, I'm surprising myself by breaking away from the structure...

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