THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT WORDS. IN EXPERT HANDS, MANIPULATED DEFTLY, THEY TAKE YOU PRISONER. WIND THEMSELVES AROUND YOUR LIMBS LIKE SPIDER SILK, AND WHEN YOU ARE SO ENTHRALLED YOU CANNOT MOVE, THEY PIERCE YOUR SKIN, ENTER YOUR BLOOD, NUMB YOUR THOUGHTS. INSIDE YOU THEY WORK THEIR MAGIC — DIANE SETTERFIELD
I'm a perfectionist, which is one reason I'm learning to love zentangle. It gives me a chance to make what my gut instinct would call mistakes. It challenges me to breathe, to relax my grip on the pen, and to let my heart do the drawing. Normally, when I'm watching TV, I can't focus on anything else. Lately, however, on the nights where I pull out my kit and book, I find myself getting lost in the flow of the ink on the paper before me. In fact, I even bought a large Moleskine sketchbook just so I could have something with me all the time, some way to track my progress.