Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just wanted to share

I wanted to share a great article on the Emotional Responses to Zentangle® Art written by Verlin at his blog "From my Chair"

Here's a snippet: 
"The mission of art is to inspire wordless awe." Alex Grey writes in his insightful book, The Mission of Art.

Wordless awe seems to be the most common, and perhaps most appropriate response to viewing any Zentangle art that has been created with concentrated, focused attention. Wordless awe is our most common response to great works of art, great music, mystical spiritual experiences, and even transcendent sexual experiences. (ever watch two artists in class look up from their work, smile at each other as if to say, “Was that as good for you as it was for me?”)
To read the full article, please follow this link

He has also written a great post about Zentangle as a Spiritual Practice.

Here's a snippet:

Since ancient times, the function of religious rituals has been to quiet the body, to still the mind, to narrow the focus to very specific point in time and space, and to lower the frequency of vibration in which we exist. In that stillness, we can come in contact with the very ground of our being. In that place, we become more loving, compassionate, and creative. From that place, artists create, musicians compose, and writers write.

I couldn't have said it any better myself. To read the full article, please follow this link.

Thank you Verlin for your wonderful writing and insight into Zentangle, and for sharing it with us!

1 comment:

  1. You are welcome. I feel honored by your sharing with your friends. v


tangle me some zen, baby!!