Friday, February 25, 2011

Feeling the Space Between

The Diva's tenth weekly challenge: The Space Between. Yum.


If we can stop naming and defining and categorizing the things we see and hear, it's possible to find the space between things and words. I would liken this experience to watching a movie that has a rather complicated story line. I don't know about you all, but I get very antsy and overwhelmed when I can't gather all that is happening and all they are saying and what it all means so far. I feel like I will never understand what is happening with all that information coming at me. But once I get to the point where I don't care what's happening, (I actually just give up) is usually the point when I start to get it. The only way I can describe it is to say, I begin to feel the space between the words and actions that I have taken in. And the only way that 'feeling the space' happens for me, is if I just give up trying to figure it out. Sort of like opera -- I can't understand what the words are, but if I just quit trying, I can settle into the feeling of it.
  Zentangle is like that... there is nothing to name (although if you want to, you could go there), no preconceived outcome of what is 'supposed' to be (although one could go there, too). Settling into the lines and then moving with the way the lines feel when I do them is a lot like watching a movie without thinking too much about what it's supposed to be. Now that's some fun.
   Thank you, Laura!



19 comments:

  1. Outstanding in design and use of white space! The repetition of pattern is very effective, too. I like everything about this.

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  2. Black... white. Solid... sparse. Lines... dots. This ZT has everything and nothing. Such beautiful, beautiful nothing! Another winner, Carole. What you do 'without trying' is pretty special. :)

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  3. This is very lovely. Simple but dramatic, nice shading, and I like the dot border.
    --Margaret
    I think my word verification is a kitchen deity: foodesse. :-)

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  4. How awesome is this!!!
    Lines coming from nowhere to go into space…
    And such a beautiful shading. Love it!

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  5. Beautiful, I love all the twists and turns of your lines!

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  6. Beautifully stated and beautifully drawn. You have such a wonderful sense of composition and space.

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  7. Reading between the lines I can feel the space and the drama! Hands are clapping!!

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  8. Yoga Journal has an article in this month's issue called "The Space Between" and it's just what you desribe--how you can really get to know a pose if you take the time to slow down in the spaces between the actions the feel like the "real" pose. I like how the dot border holds the space there in your tangle.

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  9. Wonderful. You see the air going through.

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  10. These gossamer threads floating in calm air are truly memorable!

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  11. Oh, how Simple, how Complex, how Lovely!!
    I love the way the lines fold and twine around each other.
    Awesome!

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