In a Basics class last month, I had the pleasure of teaching a wonderful group of women, one of whom was Carolyn, a retired school teacher from the Pittsburgh area. (A mention of the city always wins my heart!)
The class discussion about Zentangle® and the philosophy of no mistakes only creative opportunities, eraser-less pencils, etc. (see yesterday's post:Wednesday's Words of Wisdom) was well noted and appreciated by the time the first tiles were completed. There was magic in the air by the start of our second tile.
I instructed the class through the dots, border, string, and the first tangle pattern. On to the second tangle and from her corner of the table, Carolyn blurted out, "Oh, I made a mistake!"
Without missing a beat, the class encouraged and reminded her that there would be none of that!
We had a good laugh, finished up our time together, and everyone took their second tile home to complete.
The next day, Carolyn sent the above photo. It took my breath away.
As I write, she is cruising and tangling her way through Alaska. I texted Carolyn last evening to ask permission to use her work in today's post. Her reply:
"I would be honored for you to use it. That tile gave me wings."
Ah! The joy of Zentangle carries on. Thank you Carolyn.