Sunday, July 15, 2012

We Auraknot Crazy

Lately it's taken a lot to get my nose out of the bead bags. Starting the new bead store has been an invigorating, but intense endeavor. I have to admit that when I saw Zentangle's first invitation about the tangle that is now called Auranot, I was really intrigued, but alas, there were beads to count.
   When I saw the video on Laura Harm's blog, I knew I had to stop everything and do it. I was also inspired by the group of new Zentangle Intro students from our class the day before. When I woke up this morning, before I got out of bed, I grabbed some tiles from the nightstand and started to play. It was tons of fun to stay in bed and tangle with all the kitties patiently waiting for breakfast. After three tiles, they finally got to eat.
   Auraknot has now grabbed me completely and I've spent the whole morning playing and wandering my little pen over many tiles. WOW. This is more fun than I thought it would be! It took a little concentration, and at first I wanted to go in so many other places before I really 'got it.' I think that may be because I haven't tangled in a while. Once I started, my right brain was like a kid who had been cooped up in the house, finally gets to play outside, and doesn't know what fun thing to do first, so tries to do it all!! FUn Fun FUN!!! Let's go let's go!!!!
   Once I settled into a quiet, less spastic place, it was truly a calming and lovely time. I could feel myself getting more and more focused on each line as I made it. I could go on all day.
    I found myself adding more 'ribbons' to the outer edges of the stars, some of them curling around on themselves, but carrying their aura just the same.
    What an awesome tangle, Maria!!! Just when you think there can't possibly be anything more, here we go into an ever-blossoming space...
   Thank you, Zentangle. Thank you Laura!






14 comments:

  1. Carole, it's so wonderful to see some of your tangles again You have your own special flair that really stands out and is such a job to see. These examples of Auraknot are awesome!

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  2. Carole, all of these are wonderful. I love the Auraknot and really like all the tangles you made.

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  3. Your beautiful tiles always hit the button of pure delight! I love how you always give them a life of their own....as if they speak to you. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. I think Joni meant 'joy' :)
    These are wonderful, and do bring joy, and I too love your organic style!

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    1. You are right Margaret, I did mean "JOY". oops.

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  5. I love them all, but the first is so pretty. I love your work also!

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  6. Oh Carole! (I am singing) I have been waiting for your magical auraknot delights, you have captured a jubilant spirit.
    I have missed you!

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  7. These are so free-flowing and organic looking. Just awesome.

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  8. They are all beautiful, they seem to just flow so naturally. Your work is always amazing.

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  9. All these tiles are absolutely beautiful. It was worth while to make te cats wait for their breakfast (mine would not have stopped screeming).

    Annemarie Huijts

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  10. Amazing...this is so very special!
    It takes my breath away!

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  11. Carole these are wonderful. I checked out your bead store and it looks fantastic. I come from a beady background too. I especially love your tile where the strings go out to the edges. Lovely.

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  12. How did I miss these?? Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!

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