Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rhythm Reminder

I'm still having fun with the pre-strung tiles. Using the "elegance of (someone else's) limits" is both fun and challenging, and somewhat communal, which I love. If you don't have any of the Zentangle® pre-strungs handy, ask a friend to draw you a string (or a whole pile of them to save for later!). Great fun.
   When I saw the post about Sue Clark's new tangle, Tri-Po, I had to try it. As true with many tangles that I first try, it took me some time to get the rhythm of it. I started the tile with the Tri-Po elements scattered in a few of the stringed sections. Some of them looked a little awkward, since I was still on my journey to connect to the rhythm. I added some auras that helped them connect with each other, and that, in turn helped me feel more connected to them. Wow... the circle of life in a few Zentangle strokes. Always amazing. 
   And because Mooka is nowhere near out of my system, the remaining sections were filled with them. I'm still finding my way to the rhythm of our new friend, as I naturally want to make my 'tendril' turn up instead of under. Mooka challenges my natural, or maybe habitual, way of being with a certain shape. I like when this happens.
   Comfort is good, but challenge is good, too. Our natural rhythms are a wonderful gift, and being aware of them is a wonderful thing. But what is also just as wonderful, is finding a new rhythm to dance to, new steps that take us out of our comfort zone and into a whole new kind of fun! 
   And because I try not to squelch or judge snippets that float into my mind, this OLD song came to me as I wrote this post. The song, called "Walk Right In," will show my age, and no doubt be an earworm for me in the next couple days, but the words seem to fit my process today...
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on
Everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin'
Do you want to lose your mind?
Walk right in, sit right down
Daddy, let your mind roll on

"Walk RIght In" Gus Cannon, Erik Darling, Hosie Woods, Willard Svanoe


5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as usual, and I always enjoy your comments. Love the mooka that swoops out on the left and makes a loop!
    --Margaret

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  2. Beautiful - and gee, THANKS FOR THE EARWORM!!!....*sigh*

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  3. margaret said it best, -gorgeous-. although, i find every aspect in this tangle equally so. complete *love*. :)

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  4. Good Post, Carole! I really like the idea of someone else drawing some strings. I tend to get a rut, and draw a lot of similiar strings. What's really strange is I was laying in bed last night thinking about interweaving Tri-Po with Mooka. I love what you did with both of them in your tile. Thanks for the "shout out" on my new tangle.

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  5. I love the tile... love the post... love the song! (Do we all have song earworms when we tangle?) But most of all? I love the jaunty, almost defiant, supremely confident, little out-furled, up turned swirly (on the right hand edge, bouncing up to about the centre point). That put a smile on my face!!

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