I love Diva's challenge - number 52 - wow... it's hard to believe we've been at this a year (although I joined the party kind of late). Anyway - the challenge is to "give" Zentangle this year and I've already done that. Unfortunately - I rarely remember to take pictures of what I give to others. So I will just report out.
First of all, I introduced a young friend to Zentangle the other night. She, her mother, and I sat around their dining table and drew tangles for a couple of hours. She loves to draw and was trying to convince her mother to run to the local hobby store as I left.
A very dear friend of mine has been incredibly hurt by someone she trusted. It ended up costing her job and her self-esteem. As I was sitting and holding her in my thoughts, I meditated with my tile and pen. The result was her initial embellished with my favorite, comforting tangles. I sent it to her with a card that was able to capture what I was feeling for her.
A few months ago I found a "slate" board - white board covered with black. Using an etching tool, I created a Z I A which I then gave to a friend as a housewarming gift. I had already given him my very first tile - done when he was going through a very tough time and another one when his little niece was born 3 months prematurely. He's going to frame them as a grouping which makes me feel very happy.
I've posted in the past about the larger pieces I've done - the tree of life for my heart sister, Kat and the spiral for my son. It seems that I am most inspired by the transitions of life. I am most grateful for this forum to share these various inspirations and transitions with a fantastic group of artists.
I wish you all peace in this world of uncertainty. May your holidays - whatever and however you celebrate - be blessed.
See you in the new year!
Namaste and happy tangling!