Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AED Month, Day 23


Yesterday and today I worked on this Zen Doodle, which I hoped would be a way to do a centering meditation. I have a lovely recording of Indian flute music which is very soothing, and I sit down with my journal and light some candles and try to just be.

It's funny how a form of doodling which I did all the time in my high school and college notebooks is now a widely recognized form of art creativity : ) I'm not sure how it will work out as a meditation practice, but it's fun to keep a notebook out and fill things in while, say, waiting for water to boil.

We also went to a rehearsal last night for some Balkan music that we will be playing for a dance class in a couple of weeks. The music sounds pretty good, more practice would be helpful, but we are in good shape. All but my arm, that is. Still giving me trouble after about 30 minutes. I'm going to practice slowly and carefully this evening to see if I can find out what is going on.

4 comments:

sweet limes said...

It reminds me of a patchwork blanket, great look. Hope you get some meditation out of it, though if you don't you still have a beautiful piece of art to look at.

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Sue O'Kieffe said...

Hi Barbara. I came by after you left your comment on my mandala blog, and was happy to see you are a doodler (me too!!) I wanted to offer some suggestions about where to begin with mandalas.
Here are two very good youtube videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g16B64myG-E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Nlz4XMxcs
I also really like Susanne Fincher's book Creating Mandalas.
If I can help in any way, just let me know ♥
Sue

Jenny Blair said...

Wonderful zentangle....its so true and so funny like you say that what we once did idly at school has become a sweeping art form :)
Now I have to admit ignorance at never having heard of a timbrel...but I am about to google and find out :)
Thankyou for the sharing!

Leah said...

Love your zentangles! It reminds me of a quilt too!