My Zentangle inspired billboard, courtesy of Adams Advertising, is on view on Old 27 at the Round Lake Round intersection on the east side (yes, right next to Micky’s Bar). I am so happy to participate in the “Art in the Sky” program, hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. MANY THANKS to Adams!!!! Please let me know if you see it this month…
I enjoyed a fantastic time with new Zentangle students on Saturday, January 30th at Grove Gallery & Studios (Grove Gallery)!!! What a great group of new artists—everyone was focused, enthusiastic, and motivated. TANGLE ON!
I have had two wonderful Zentangle classes with Holt Community Education in Holt, Michigan (https://holt.revtrak.net/tek9.asp). Great students! I enjoyed an introductory class last week and last night we explored incorporating color with tangling. What fun! These students are so creative!
I love this idea for creative tangling on “Dangling by a Painted Thread” blog! Tangling Lace
I think that we could work some tangling into his table project! Coloring Book Table
I had fun recently making a basket with tangled paper (card stock). I tangled and cut out shapes, then punched holes and stitched together a basket with embroidery thread.
I also enjoyed enhancing one of my zendalas with a crocheted edging. I first laminated the tangled zendala with plastic and then punched holes around the edge so I could work the crochet stitches easily. “Anything is possible” with Zentangle!
A bit of color and texture inspiration for you! Wonderful work…Chinami Mori, Artist
Insights from Lilla Rogers…
- Put your art first. Not all the time, but a lot of the time.
- Stay physically fit, eat well, and get exercise. You need a lot of energy for your brilliant career.
- Always evolve your talent, either by taking classes or attending art retreats or conferences.
- There is no substitute for the hard work of sitting down and making art.
- Stay open. It is an opportunity to learn from others in the universe.
- Manage your emotions either through journaling, friends, therapy or meditation. Good mental health is top priority. You need stability for the ups and downs of a creative career.
- Figure out how to stay inspired. How do you maintain excitement about your artwork?
- Make lots of art. And do it when you have your best energy, now when you are fatigued. Figure out when you are the most rested and energized.
- Create your own pleasant ritual for getting started in your studio work space. Make a cup of tea, turn on your favorite music, go for a walk first, etc.
- Find a way to get emotional support, either by joining a group or starting on of your own—maybe with a friend who loved to do creative things with you.
- Visualize your success. Us positive affirmations for what you want to achieve and realize. Create a one or two sentence mission statement. Create your own motto if you wish.
- Learn to listen to your instincts. Do not dumb down your style and taste. Do not create for who you perceive will buy your work. Create what you yourself would buy/love.
SOURCE: I Just Like to Make Things: learn the secrets of making money while staying passionate about your art and craft by Lilla Rogers, ©2013, Quarry Books
I am incredibly excited to have a billboard on US127 just north of St. Johns!!!!! I am on the west side of 127, 4 miles north of exit 99, Old 27, for St. Johns–by a store with big chairs on its roof. And my neighboring billboard artist is Kimberly Lavon–WOW!!! Many thanks to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and Adams Advertising!