Friday, August 16, 2013

Random Acts of Art

If you've been here before, welcome back. If it's your first time, enjoy. As you can see by my post list, it's been a while since I posted. While I admire those who post regularly, I recognize that I am not one of them and that's okay. So, to make it short, I've been taking online classes... taking my art up a notch. It all started with a post at Sandy Steen Bartholomew's blog,  Beez in the Belfry. She does so many interesting things. And I have to admit, I copy many of them.

I am still working on integrating and mastering the skills from those classes and hope to share some soon, but for now, I've been tangling these wooden leaves as my Random Acts of Art project.

I will be leaving them in the community for people to find. I'm adding my own twist by placing each one with a prayer of blessing for the finder. Except for the fact that they are tangled and I am the community Certified Zentangle Teacher, there is no indication of where these leaves came from. I love the idea of someone I don't even know picking up a leaf turning it over in their hand and finding "Random Acts of Art" printed on the back. Too bad, I can't place a chip in them to find out what happens. But not knowing, just letting the piece go, is part of what intrigues me about this. It is up to my imagination to consider all the possibilities. And letting go in faith makes it more powerful.

If you are interested in Random Acts of Art, you can join the Facebook group to see what others are doing and share your Random Acts of Art.