Friday, April 3, 2015

Audio Zentangle® Meditation #3, the Diva, and a New Weekly Focus

It has been such a busy time here... I meant to create this meditation last week and I obviously just didn't get to it. So many exciting things are about to happen. We'll be taking Cami to visit a couple of  college campuses so she can decide where she will go in the fall, AND I'll soon be off to attend Tangle U! Both are VERY exciting events! (Tangle U is a jam-packed event of Zentangle fun for CZTs.) New meditation later in this post!! ...wait for it... :)

I taught a "Dewdrops & Tangle Enhancers" class at the end of March. One of my students (soon to be a CZT! Yippee!) told me that she had shared my first audio meditation with her book club. Four of the participants had NEVER had any experience with Zentangle before... she showed me the photo... my heart was thrilled! THEY ALL CREATED BEAUTIFUL ZENTANGLE ART! No visual prompts were necessary. :) Thank you so much, Bonnie, for sharing this with me. (As to not give away the pattern to anyone who hasn't completed the meditation, I am not posting the photo here... However you can click this to see the photo! No peeking, if you haven't tried it yet!)

The Diva Challenge #211 this week is to use the tangle pattern, Flux. I created this tile using a brush pen, and shaded by smearing the ink slightly with a water brush. (Laura... I'm sending lots of healing thoughts Artoo's way. xo)

Diva Challenge #211 : Flux : Brush Pen Practice

I have begun to participate in a new weekly tangle focus. It is a video site created and maintained by CZT, Jane Dickinson, called Video Tangle. She curates daily Zentangle videos and produces weekly video slideshows focusing on that week's tangle. Last week's tangle was Munchin... here is my submission. (You can view all the lovely art submitted for this tangle on the video here.) It is fun to see your art in a video and the site has LOTS of great reference material! You'll have to check it out! 

Zentangle® : Munchin
Munchin Focus Tile

So... now for the next installment of my Audio Zentangle Meditations. Here is the third one!

You will need the following:
Bijou Tile (2 inches by 2 inches) or Original Tile
Micron 01 pen
Tortillion or Stump
A nice quiet place and about 20 minutes

I would LOVE to read comments from all those who participate. If you would like, please post a photo of your tile on your blog/flickr/instagram, etc. and post the link in your comment. This will allow others to view your version of the mindful meditation challenge. It's so much fun to see everyone's artistic interpretation! DON'T PEEK UNTIL YOU COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE! NO CHEATING!!  (Already finished?! You can see my version here.)

Here are the links to the first two:

It seems that quite a few people have been listening to my Audio Meditations... (This makes me VERY happy!) I received notice from the audio hosting site that I had surpassed allowable traffic for my free account, and must upgrade to keep content available. So now I have a "Professional" account, which is the next level. Of course, there was an annual fee. I would love any help to defray this cost that anyone is willing or able to provide. You can find a contribution button in the side bar... Thank you SOOO much to any who would like to help out once in awhile. Any amount is greatly appreciated.

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  1. Oh, you are an enabler, Holly LOL! I honestly don't think I can add one more thing to my plate at this time, but things change, so I'll keep this in mind! Very interesting approach to shading the Flux. I like it. Very creative!

  2. I like the huge Flux in your beautiful tile!!

  3. Your flux tile is great and I LOVE the munchin tangle. Your work is so nicely done.

  4. Beautiful tiles Holly, I did the audio challenge, and I love them, so relaxing! I am Dutch so I have sometimes some trouble by where to start, and weather I should draw between or outside the lines, so I did the orbs between the paralel lines instead of placing them on the outside! I know it doesn't matter, but perhaps you could keep it in mind escpecially for the not english speaking participants. I think for myself I have to slowdown more. I betray myself thinking what next to draw is when I recognize the pattern, so I have to keep more the focus on listening, and slow down more!

    1. Didisch... I am so happy that you are enjoying the audio meditations! I bet your orbs between the parallel lines was GORGEOUS!! You are right... the point of listening to the audio, is to help to not get a head of yourself... It's nice to be able to slow down, and just do as instructed once in awhile. Thanks for your comments. I spend a lot of time before taping the audio trying to figure out how to be extremely clear with the instructions. I will continue to work on that. It is nice to hear from participants who are not primarily English speaking. Thanks so much for giving it a try!

  5. I love your audio meditations, so helpful which I have blogged about here:-
    I intend to go backwards and catch up with the other two shortly.

    1. Dear Yorkshire Tortoise... Thank you so much for your lovely explanation of my audio meditations on your blog. You are so kind! Your tile turned out beautifully! It makes my day to see what my students create by just listening to my instructions... Thanks so much for leaving me a comment here AND on my Audio Zentangle® Meditation page as well. I'll look forward to hearing how you enjoy the other two! Have a wonderful art filled day!

  6. Hello again Holly!

    I did this one the same day I did the second one.
    It enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. ;) {It is about time for another one, right? hee hee}

    1. I have since created a hidden page for my audio zentangle results. You can view this one here:

  7. Hello Holly

    This is my first time listening to your audio Zentangle. I thought it was very very cool. It was completely different from drawing from step out instructions or videos. This forced me to slow down, concentrate, and really listen. I will be doing this again.



    1. Hi Keely!

      I LOVED reading your comment! I am so glad that you enjoyed the audio! I hope to see you again!

      Thanks so much!


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