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!