I knew it had been a while since I last created a blog post, but not quite THAT long!!
I'm currently trying to get to grips with how this site works, as I can't remember some of the original features and others have obviously been added or changed in the intervening years.
I made a vow many years ago to learn something new every year and ever since making it, I have kept to it. One of the few things that haven't changed, lol.
So one of this year's skills that I decided to develop further was Zentangle (c). I have doodled ever since I was a small child so some of the classic Zentangle patterns are very familiar to me and there are dozens that would never have occurred to me. So I have been to a few classes, practiced a lot at home and follow various people on YouTube for tutorials and new ideas.
During lockdown here in the UK, my CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) created a Zentangle competition to win some art supplies that had been kindly donated by another Zentangler. I was inspired to put in an entry, and to my surprise, I won.
They were inspired by my gorgeous black Labrador who came to live with me just over a year ago. She's getting on a bit now at 13 years old, but she still adores her walks and loves her food. She even comes paddle boarding with me, though she prefers to splash about in shallow water at the edge of the river rather than being ferried around on my SUP!
It was created by Tom Fortes-Mayer who runs frequent events and challenges to demonstrate how the processes work, as well as in-depth training and personal coaching. His next challenge starts on 15th Sept and is called Shine Fire: Loving the Inner Child. Feel free to click on the link to the right and pop over to have a look.
I don't earn any money from these recommendations, they are genuinely things that I find valuable