“At the deepest
level, the creative process and the healing process arise
from a single source. When you are an artist, you are
a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the
foundation of your work and its integrity.” − Rachel
Our “Zendalas - Tangling in Sacred Circles” workshop
held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Euclid Art Gallery, was
an awesome event. What a great place to spend a rainy
Saturday! We thank our instructors, certified ZT
instructors Launie McDevitt and Lisa Ruschman
for this fantastic workshop.
Many different cultures follow the philosophy of Sacred
Geometry and use the creation of Mandalas in
their Spiritual practices. Setting positive
intentions, as we focus on our mandala, summons both
receptive and projective energies necessary for healing.
It begins with the Seed of Life, the One, the Source…All
that ever was, is or will be. That’s where we began
our journey on Saturday. As we worked on our Zendalas,
we entered a meditative state....though Lisa and Launie had
to continually remind us to relax our
shoulders....forgetting everything going on around us and
the rain, too.
Some of us found
it challenging using the compass, which most had not used
since grade school, to create the Flower of Life pattern on
our colorful squares. But, as we were reminded, that’s
the beauty of Zentangle...it doesn’t have to be perfect.
It was an interesting process to create the colorful
squares, using spray paints, salt, baby wipes, paper towels
and other creative items to generate interesting designs and
color. After a delicious lunch of Rascal House Pizza
and salad....compliments of Launie & Lisa....we tangled
within the Flower of Life design.