Monday, October 5, 2015

Turn Left!

My husband has a saying that goes like this, "" When facing a wall, turn left."  Basically it means to stop bumping into the wall and try something new!     When I was teaching school, my team mates and I would often tell each other to "turn left" when issues would become more demanding than necessary.

Well, I feel like I have turned left in my creativity.  Last year at this time, I was trying very hard to get Zentangle classes going in St. Augustine, FL.  The interest was definitely there--I would fill the room when I did Library presentations and mini-workshops-- but the paying students were not.  The art of Zentangle has become so popular and many are interested; but, they can buy several books about the technique and the step out instructions to the tangles (patterns).  There is so much to learn from a Certified Zentangle Teacher that goes far beyond what can be gained from reading or looking through a book.  However, when you don't know what you don't know, the reality of the situation rarely matters.

Needing to keep busy, I signed up for Stained Glass classes and made this my creative outlet.  This morphed into fused or Warm glass art.  I am just as excited about this creative outlet as I was about Zentangle!  So, what do I do?  I immerse myself in it.  I still practice Zentangle and love to draw tangles and designs, but working with glass gives me a feeling of tremendous accomplishment.

Therefore, I am morphing from Zentangle into Glass in my blog postings.

I hope you still enjoy reading about Seazenings, even though the concentration has changed.

Look for my post about the 3 days I spent with Master Glass Artist Wesley Wong from Santa Barbara, CA.