94 days of Zen

Zentangle Inspired Art 9

94 days of waiting for an answer. At the end of 94 days, the answer may be there, or it may choose to allude us for another 90 days. If it does arrive, the answer could be a relief, or an unwelcome intruder. After over 6 years of ‘waiting’ for an answer, another 94 days really shouldn’t be a problem. It seems quite a while ago that mum was given the probable diagnosis of ‘benign MS’.  Right now, I’d prefer ‘benign MS’ to paraneoplastic neurological syndrome with an underlying lung cancer but I guess we don’t get to choose these things.

One can do a lot of thinking in 94 days. And given my recent history of chalazions, I have the potential to get a few more lumps and bumps on my eyelids from the stress before this is done. So I am trying out a different ‘meditation’. It seems that Zentangles have been around for a few years now. The blend of art with a repetitive action could be just what I need. So I’ve resolved to do 1 a day until we have an answer.

The cats approve of this. It doesn’t disrupt their winter lap perching like painting does. One cat has even been Tangled!

Here are the first few (in order from my first one).

Zentangle Inspired Art 1

Zentangle Inspired Art 4

Zentangle Inspired Art 6

Zentangle Inspired Art 7

Zentangle Inspired Art 8

Zentangle Inspired Art 11

Zentangle Inspired Art 12

Zentangle Inspired Art 13

Zentangle Inspired Art 14

Entangle Inspired Art 15

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Posted on May 21, 2015, in Art and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love your Zentangles, especially the tile patterns, and the Tangled kitty must be one of your torties. A friend began teaching Zentangle at our library last year and it’s very popular. My best to your mom, and you.

    • Would you believe the kitty is actually the ginger ninja – in one of his rare quiet moments! You’re right, it’s much more like my tortoise, one of which has just decided to sleep in the CLEAN washing.

  2. I have never heard of zentangles. These are relaxing to look at and I hope as relaxing for you to draw.
    I am sorry to hear about your mother’s condition. Hard times. I shall be thinking of you.

  3. Especially love your tangled cat! Really hypnotic! X

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