Thursday, 3 March 2011

Thursday and Still Rockin' the CZT !

Yes, I've decided to make a full week of CZT Celebration! *G*  What better way to mark the achievement of this milestone?  The time spent in Whitinsville was remarkable for a number of reasons.  People who actually devised this creative intersection of art and meditation were very kind about my work.  Having Rick's remarks on my Zentangle journal means a lot to me, and Maria, as the "wanderer" about the class as we tangled, was very generous with her praise.  As an artist we shouldn't need any external validation; the fact that we have created something should satisfy the urgency within, but as we are also human, we tend to harbour that quiet, sly whisper that goes beyond critic into malice, sowing seeds of uncertainty as it goes.  Everyone I met was so genuinely talented and delightful as artists and people that their response to my artwork had me adding tears of disbelief and joy to my evening prayers.  The following CZT (#4, for those who are into counting), is a bit of a hybrid ZIA.  It draws on a number of artistic traditions, from lettering to ornamentation to dimension to engravers' technique to ancient cartouches.  I hope you enjoy this departure from my usual highly-intricate work.  I was striving for an elegant simplicity.  I may have gone too far and ended up in ascetic emptiness, but it feels peaceful to me.

Happy Thursday!

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful just because of it simplicity.
    i love how your work opens new perspectives to use tangles in ZIA.

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  2. I really like this. And the more people talk about the training the more I want to go.

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  3. Very nice. It`s looks like a doorplate. I`m afraid that we haven`t any CZT in germany ;-(

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  4. Very nice! I am loving your week long celebration!

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  5. You know, I think what you are doing with CZT is very healthy. I don't think we celebrate enough. Good for you for setting such a positive example!
    I need to think about how to do the same for my situation. Thanks for the inspiration.
    BTW, I am really enjoying your CZT tangles.

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  6. very cool! I just saw a stencil with same idea - what looks to me as sign that hangs on a post in an old downtown. Like it!

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  7. Way cool. It would be awesome on a business card.

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