After a few minutes of browsing the website, I felt something stirring inside of me. I remember this. This "weird art" as my son Daniel often called it. This method combines drawing of repetitive patterns with meditation. And sure enough, without having a name for it, it was exactly the type and style of drawing I'd been doing back in the day.
I spent hours the following day looking through the wonderful drawings posted on the Zentangle group on Flickr. So familiar and yet each drawing completely unique. I was mezmerized!
Next it was on to YouTube for more of these marvelous drawings. I spent another hour or so just watching these art works being created.
Finally it hits me! I ran upstairs to pull out some of my old drawings and art work and thats when it happened. I realized I'd lost touch. I couldn't remember the last time I sketched a line, let alone a full piece. It's been so long I couldn't even remember where my sketches are!!! That's so sad. I felt disgusted and disappointed with myself.
Thankfully, while writing this blog I did remember where I'd stashed some of my sketches and drawings. Whew! I could come down from that state of panic now. Finding those old art pieces let me reconnect to a part of myself that has been neglected for a while now.
Here's one of the pieces I did a few years ago. Definately overworked it,
but I still likey & it seems to fit into the concept. I did this one around 2005
Mandala Zentangle day 1 drawing with Sharpie.
Day 1 any shape will do. Drawing with ball point. I'm definately going to
need to pick up some good fine point drawing pens for this study.