It is no secret that when we are able to step out of our own comfort zones we open up to creative possibilities. Today’s post is about how you take steps above and beyond a doodle. By creating a deliberate doodle, you take time to think about each line and each design element in a drawing, the results are creative, expressive, and have bold contrasts.
Club Creative Studio’s thankfulness continues from the event of yesterday. I am thankful for two things, first for the willingness to discover something new and secondly, for the power of persasion. Trying something new takes courage but, there is so much to learn from diving into something we have not done before or have the desire to step beyond in development.
Even if we need a gentle push from someone, the encouragement and support of having someone talk us into and talk us through a new adventure can be rewarding. This is a blog about a creative exploration that stems from a class/workshop called: Zentangle. The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.
The creative event from last night happened first by chance, then came into being on purpose.
While taking in the local sites in my new neighborhood, I knew that I needed to visit a few branch libaries, get a card and get aquainted with the floor plan and what it had to offer my community. I love libraries because you can walk in and instantly feel the intellectual engagement amd commitment to knowledge in the air. People go there for many different reasons and there is so much to gain from what it offers. The Abington Free Library, in Abington PA, was the site that offered a two hour introductory workshop. The Certified Zentangle Instructor: Katy Abbott, shared her story on how this art centers her, gives her calmness, and expresses and satisfies her creativity.
Zentangle is eccentually the expression of line in an abstract and deliberate manner.
We shared our results and were pleased with the variety and hidden talents revealed along the way.
I plan on using my images in some of my new jewelry design ideas. It sounds like an exciting plan to place another level of a unique quality into what I love to do. If you would like to explore this method of expressive and open-ended drawing, and the supplies needed, check out the link here and be inspired to learn and discover how your doodles can become more deliberate.