My Artworks · The Workshop Stories

Winter Carnival 2017

I would not have known myself so well, if my 8 year old daughter would not have all gaga over what I do whole day at home. Yeah, its Zentangle – the littlest tiles lying on my desks, drawers, shelves, kitchen, on the coffee table, everywhere. I draw little by little everywhere I walk around and then once in a week bring all those tiles in one place and try to attach them to the ring binders. 😃

So on Sunday  Dec 17, 2017 we, as family, had visited to Winter Carnival Festival 2017, at my daughter’s school. The arrangement was done very beautiful. The stage was set up for kids to perform solo and group cultural dance and music performances. On other side, kids and young children participated in the Art and Craft competition, for whom I was invited as judge to choose The Best Three!!! Truly speaking, when I see each kid’s drawing, I feel each one deserves to be given an award, for their enthusiasm and eagerness to participate into the competition. But just not by acknowledging them, we are killing their hopes and spirits, and very slowly their spirit to DREAM dies and Fear of Failures takes over…. So to parents (including me) of these kids, we should help our kids to be able to dream, even if they are not able to win the prizes. We should be capable enough to teach them that no one can interfere with their dream!!!

So while the kids were busy drawing and on the other side cultural activities were going on, I got a snippet of  short time to tangle my little tile, over my lap. I always try and carry a pen and few tiles just to keep me company. I went home and completed my shading.

 

 

 

As long as I waited for kids to complete their piece, I finished mine on my lap.
My girl participated in the Solo Singing
Lovely Festive Feel in the playground
It was an honour to receive acknowledgement from the Director of the school
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My Artworks · The Workshop Stories

Fun Day @ Tangle and Inspire

Many months of curious faces and prying eyes into my artworks and messing around with my precious and expensive art supplies all turned worthy for them!!! My experience with my own kid, who is 8 years old, makes me realize that there is no end to the inquisitiveness and readiness to learn anything new in the world. They make it compulsory and important above anything and everything, to have whatever they dream. And so when such kids, who are always ready and became very vocal about their desires, I had to schedule one part of my day just for them.

Sunday, November 12, 2017, Tangle and Inspire launched its first ever tangling workshop, specially arranged for the primary level kids at my colony.  We also had a student who is preparing for a very tedious and stressed professional course. We had participants who never had comfortable experience using pen and pencil over the paper, but in the class, my whole focus was to share the power and potentials of the Zentangle(R) Method in a way that they could let go off their inner critic and enjoy the play of tangles and re-discover their hidden skills. It was such a fun morning.

Sharing few pics from the little party.

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As the 3 Hour workshop was ending kids were all so happy and hopping around,  with widened smiles. They could not believe that pen drawings and shading could be so much fun. By the end of the workshop, each participants were sharing how differently they saw their own drawings; how much more we can play with the tangles. We also learned to appreciate each other’s positiveness that we brought into the class. With filled goody bag of their art supplies and exercises to do, left the meeting. 😊

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Tangle and Inspire, will try and conduct further such events for all aged groups.

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My Artworks · Zen and Zia Challenges

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Last week, in one of the facebook group, weekly challenge (Yeah, I play and participate in lot of games), MargaretBremner’s String was the focus theme. After the Irma Hurricanes hit the shores of the Atlantic, I felt deeply affected by imagining the devastation caused by them.

My memory lane took me back to the earthquake that shook my hometown in Year 2001, and more than 10,000 people lost their lives. Most of the 3 storey building and higher fell down. The survivors left their home for weeks and months, as the trauma of the shaken city tormented them. But, inspite of all the fears and uncertainty, I have seen people coming closer, feeling emotional and love for the other. They talked with their distant families friends and offered help. Some even allowed strangers to live in their big homes, offered them food and psychological care to overcome the traumas. So, it is in my observation that in times of adversities, calamities, humans forget all the barriers and distances they had psychologically created and embrace the other inspite of the differences.

With all these contemplative thoughts and intention, I drew this Zentangle Tile, with MargaretBremner’s string, reminding me to pray for the people who went through the recent catastrophes caused by the Hurricanes, followed by the tornadoes. Sending prayers to the lost souls and also for the people who had to lose their essential goods and belongings to the calamities and thieves. Hopefully in coming days, they remain healthy and be able to restore their lives again.

This is the Rope String by MargaretBremner

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Ps Note: My friend, DrEllie from Sint Marteen Island messaged to me saying she is safe. Thank you my dear Lord to save their lives and also helping them rebuild themselves.

Mother Daugther Duo · My Artworks · With Other Tanglers

A Daughter and A Mother 

Story of a Traveling Tangle Project between a mother and a daughter….

A daughter came running to her busy mother with a beautiful ♥️ cardstock, and says, “Mumma, let us both do travelling tangle tile. I have presented my best here, now you complete the rest.“Saying so, she placed the paper on her Mumma’s drawing desk and off she went into another room. ….. As the mother peeped, she was so mesmerized by the hue and colors on the cardstock (approx 8×5.5inch), and stared at HOW IN THE WORLD 🗺 JUST A COMMON PLAIN PAPER GOT LIFE? She knew she was asking a very silly question, that has absolutely nothing to do with the plain gorgeous piece that has come forth, still shyly she asked what brush technique is it? The girl pointed towards a #bijou tile (2×2inch size cardstock)lying there; had same colors and she pulled those colors into the paper!…..

After many hours, enjoying the real beauty of the sheet, the mother got her pen out and tangled……!!! The project was completed. The travelling tangle got completed by two different people on the same desk!