Recently in a CZT discussion group, I was introduced to the idea of combining writing with the Art of Zentangle. I put that little gem in my idea bag with little additional thought and went on my merry way.
A couple of weeks later, I was completely taken by surprise when I was appointed the caretaker to watch over my 12 year old granddaughter Madeline. I was tangling away and she was too. I asked her to share with me her piece and to my surprise, she told me the story behind why she choose her composition and tangle choices.
I was humbled by Madeline’s imagination and the fact she intuitively understood that she could tell a powerful story through Zentangle. Needless to say I am a very proud Grandma! I guess starting her on her Zentangle journey at 8 has paid off in royalties I was not expecting.
I asked her permission to include her story and tangle on my blog which she graciously gave. I asked her to write down her story.
In Madeline’s own words: “It all starts out with a Greek goddess known as Aphrodite who creates love which turns into a warm feeling that comes from the sun, which makes plants grow, and soon the plants grow flowers which lay in the hands, the warm hands of Aphrodite.
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