Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I'm still recuperating from Pesach.
Lots of wonderful things happening.
My besties daughter got engaged to my brother's son.
(more on that later!)
I'm also looking to make some changes in my working life.
(more on that later too!)

Life is full of ebb and flow.
And while I ride on the wave of it all, I like to zone out!
Lucky for me I have lots of creative outlets.
Sometimes I can create in a way that zones me IN!
Other times I create and I zone OUT!
Zentangle/Doodles is my 'take me away' creative outlet.
Uses no brain cells.
Only simple lines and circles that end up being....something!
My youngest asked me 'what's the point of your doodles?'
Good question.
How can I explain to a youngster
that learning how to become oblivious to your surroundings
in order to relax
is the greatest gift you can give yourself?
Only as an adult can you understand that zoning out is tuning in.
Being oblivious to your surroundings means becoming aware of yourself.
Life is a contradiction at times, just as we are.
When I was younger contradictions made me feel unsure of myself.
Now I feel inspired, stimulated, invigorated by seeming contradictions.
I choose to define contradiction as paradoxically.
According to American Heritage Cultural Dictionary  paradox is defined this way:
A statement that seems contradictory or absurd but is actually valid or true.  
According to one proverbial paradox, we must sometimes be cruel in order to be kind...
If you get that then you are an adult!
Here are a few examples of my brain having fun.

Started sketching this one while sitting on the beach by myself.

This water color flower was inspired by another one of my favorite girls.
Check out her blog .
I even bought one of her classes.

Some of you may think I'm crazy.
Wondering how much time i have on my hands.
But I will say there are a few rules I go by:
Kitchen must be cleaned from dinner.
Dishes must be washed.
Nothing more pressing needs my attention.
Then and only then do I give my brain permission to fly.
How about it? 
Wanna give it a try?
Go for it.




Tracy said...

Your drawings are stunning.
I love this art form.
I get that statement about having to much time on my hands.
I get a bit irritated by it.
Some like to play golf, others like to watch hours of television, and others love to spend time in their garden. I like to create. I never make comments how others spend their time.

Leah said...

With doodling like this, who needs art;)?
All so very cool......Keep on goin!