Sunday, April 7, 2013


Thursday April 4

When I am waiting around I like to Zentangle.  Zentangles?  Yup, creative drawing you can do anytime and anywhere.  All you need is a pencil and paper.  I prefer a small pad and a black marker.  My inspiration to Zentangle came from a book of that title - One Zentangle A Day: A 6-week course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun by Beckah Krahula. 
I truly get lost.  I do honestly relax and I find inspiration in finding the poetry of the tangles.
This is the tangle I worked on at the Doctor's office the other day and when I untangled it I found the inspiration and imagination to write a poem about peas.  I had to color the peas green to keep me focused! Today's lesson was drawing onamato tangle which is a pattern of orbs that add texture and depth to the tangle.  I like the way they take a life of their own and recede with the arc.  To tell you how my mind works I looked at the word onamato and it reminded me of onamatopoeia which led me to alliteration.  I love list making and out came "P" words and "S" words.  The mind is a fascinating thing!


 rough draft of Peas

A plethora of peaceful
simple spherical seeds
lined up like perfect orbs
snooze and snuggle in paradise.
Persnickety vines peddle up sturdy poles
twisting and turning like
old forgotten abandon dirt roads.
Seed pods dangle precariously in mid air
holding and hugging the purring petite  peas
waiting for the pot bellied peas to go POP
into full bellied snow or snap peas
ready to be plucked, sauteed, and simmered
into spring seasonal delights.

1 comment:

  1. Snoozing and snuggling peas - yes. Nancy - how could you have known that our family was just introduced to zentangles too? :) Georgia broke her collarbone, and she was given some pens and paper and a demonstration. These peas and their poem are wonderful. I can't wait to show G.