Result of one of the Facebook Live Glass sessions in the March 2020 Lockdown
I love creating without limits as it is my happy place. I use fused glass and fine silver as my main mediums. All my pieces are one of a kind and I love challenging myself so commissions are my speciality.
I also create art using the Zentangle© Method of drawing. This is my mindful meditation and my zen creative space.
I am also passionate about sharing the process of creativity with others which is why I also love running workshops. My glass workshops are on hold due to Covid 19.
However as a Certified Zentangle© teacher I have increased the number of Zentangle workshops as so many people young and old are finding them so helpful.
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Some of the fused glass flowers I have created including some commission prototypes
New Zentangle workshop starting June 29th - The Zentangle© Method is about slowing down, focussing and putting one stroke at a time on the paper, not worrying or thinking what the next line is going to be. No expectations, just taking in the moment and enjoying what you are doing. It's finding a sanctuary in a little piece of paper, at the end of which you are rewarded with a beautiful drawing and feeling so calm and relaxed.
For me delivering Zentangle sessions, it's hearing that each person has found it a positive experience to their day. Or that during a very worrying and stressful week picking up a tile (square paper we draw on) and doing some tangling helped get through that day. Those who love Zentangle because they are not 'artistic' but this is great art they feel good at. Seeing a whole family sit round a table and tangle together for 90 minutes. The nine year old girl who found Zentangle such fun she is having a Zentangle party for her birthday. The joy and rewards I receive are just as great.
Come and say hello on Friday 18th June.
I will be in the
Herts Visual Arts
What you are saying.....
Loved the session this morning, The timing was just right not rushed and neither too slow. You explained everything clearly so we could tangle without having to interrupt you.I love the session and it, for me, is a perfect start to the week. Thank you once again Mary.
Thank you very much indeed for what was a most enjoyable and inspiring first session. The links with mindfulness, meditation and gratitude are particularly apt for the present moment. It is so lovely to be able to create a small haven of calm amid the current 'perfect storm'
Thank you for Friday's session. The gentle pace and time for slowing down whilst still moving hands to draw is so therapeutic. It seems such a beautiful practice and I look forward to the next session