Debbie talks about the need to Rest more in this post, as well as encourages all of us to cultivate mindful habits for the everyday.
In this post I talk about the need for Rest. Can we really think ourselves into resting more?
I also feature some art pieces from my desk, as seen on Instagram.
Rest is More
We are very familiar with the concept of “Less is More” especially with recent trends such as “de-cluttering” and “sparking joy”.
We are told to throw away anything that has fulfilled its journey of usefulness with us, or if it has ceased to justify an existence with us because it no longer makes us happy looking at it.
I am not sure though, that this concept of de-cluttering applies to my own happiness.
As an artist, I typically invest in supplies and materials, and as a CZT these are vital to my profession. I am quite selective, I don’t buy everything I see, I’m not partial to temporary trends (there will always be some art brand…
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In praise of handmade paper.. & more updates from Debbie’s desk ❤
This post explores some of my favourite papers and two new (to me) tangles I’ve never really played with before…. and other recent updates.
Medioevalis vs Khadi
I have been a huge fan of Fabriano’s Medioevalis range of paper since my very first pack in 2016 or so and it has remained a consistent favourite for all manner of watercolours, tints and inks. There are truly very few papers on the market here that can hold its own against the Medioevalis, even the Tiepolo (what Zentangle official tiles are made of) has no comparison. The Medioevalis has a very sturdy feel, much sturdier than the Tiepolo , (without coming across as “too stiff” like some other high-end papers) and it also has a unique softness to it, that I find lacking in other watercolour papers.
Recently my Medioevalis preference has found a strong contender in the South Indian Khadi, which…
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Fresh updates from Debbie’s desk, current 7F5R challenge and read about the new tangle pattern InaFlux ..
In a Constant State of Flux …
It seems like all I did was blink and we are already well into June!
Here are some photos and updates of what we’ve been up to….. and it is my pleasure to also introduce my new tangle pattern InaFlux, along with a short backstory in this post.
Tea & Tangle Tuesdays – DreamDex
This Tea & Tangle session two Tuesdays ago, featured Dreamdex as tangle of the day …..only because Stephanie was saying she’d never really gotten the hang of drawing it.
DreamDex is a tangle that features S-shapes on a grid. It is one of the tangles that “found” me, a few years ago..
Anyway, if you like it, you can find the step-outs here.
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Read on for a little Mindfulness Exercise with Debbie… and some Swap Updates!
How fast time goes when Life is good and busy!
Often these days, Stephanie and I have to remind each other to take it easy and be mindful of all our processes.
As we connect and reconnect with each other and the loved ones around us, as we hurry from one task to another, sometimes we even find ourselves in the middle of 3-4 tasks all at once! — we forget to slow down, to breathe and to listen…. We forget the important things and we don’t necessarily hear each other.
Slowing down doesn’t come naturally to a young parent like Stephanie, as little Charlotte grows with leaps and bounds each day.
Slowing down doesn’t come naturally to me either, as I juggle my different work commitments, family, home, as well as the new Studio, all week long. Alas, if someone would only gift me a house-elf or…
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Join Debbie at her brand new Studio at Hongkong Street for Tea & Tangle Tuesdays… read on for more information and details.
For me, it has been a beautiful journey ……. finding Zentangle, meeting people and building my CZT practice in Singapore. It feels like time has passed at light speed, ever since I became a certified Zentangle teacher in April 2015.
This year another dream has come to fruition as Stephanie and I embark on a new chapter with the setting up of our new Studio. More adventures certainly await!
It is my great pleasure to invite tanglers to join us on Tuesdays for a little tea and tangling session at our little studio at HongKong Street Singapore.
I will facilitate this casual, small group session in the air-conditioned comfort of our Studio. Each participant will get to showcase what they are working on currently (if they like), or view what other people are working on.
Essentially, it is an inclusive, free-for-all sharing session and a great place to ask for suggestions…
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