Sunday, May 27, 2012

Zentangle Basics in Reading, PA

I had the pleasure of teaching a fantastic zentangle basics class yesterday in Reading, PA.  We had a great time - see everyone's first tile below!  Lots of great ideas and conversation.  I love teaching Zentangle!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chairs have been "Placed"

Our mosaic chairs have been placed in Morris Arboretum next to the big bell that my daughter likes to ring.  We went to the opening Monday night - it was misting out so not the nicest of weather for an outdoor opening reception, but still a thrill to see all the lovely chairs.  If you are near Philly it's worth a trip!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sepia Challenge

Fun Fun Fun with the Diva Challenge this week!

I tried Pea*nuckle by Molly and Fricle using my brown micron and some colored pencils.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Interesting Conversation on NPR about Mindfulness

I recently found the NPR program called On Being and downloaded for free several of the shows before I took a cross country flight.  There was one particular show where Jon Kabat-Zinn was interviewed about the importance of mindfulness.  Specifically, I enjoyed how he discussed that we need to practice mindfulness.  He explains that we all get a lot of practice in being angry or frustrated so we need to also practice being mindful.  I find zentangle to be my favorite way to practice.  You can find the audio link to the show here or the transcript here.  Enjoy.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Van Gogh and real life

Before we dropped off the chairs, we walked around the Arboretum and I was struck by this plant called the Robb's Wood Spurge

Later that night, Christel and I went to see the Van Gogh exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art - this was a painting that I had never seen before - titled Dandelions.  It was so vivid that this image barely does it justice.  But, I was struck by the similarities that drew me to both.  cool.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Chair Delivery!

We delivered our chairs yesterday to the Morris Arboretum for their Take A Seat! Adirondack chairs Re-Interpreted Exhibition.  Titled: By Land or By Sea, Revere Nature! We will attend an award ceremony and reception on 5/21 to find out where our chairs will be displayed throughout the summer!  Christel Hoffman is pictured on the right with her Lighthouse chair and Mia and I are on the left.