Debbie introduces everyone to Aruna, a tangle she “met” whilst in Bangkok, Thailand.
In this issue, we look at another of the tangles that I was inspired to deconstruct from my recent visit to Thailand – Aruna.
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Here is where I first met Aruna – in the middle of a temple courtyard at Wat Arun 🙂
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Do you see why I was so…
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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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