Launie McDevitt and Lisa Ruschman
"Zentangle - Tangling in Sacred Circles"

Euclid Art Association
May 6, 2017

At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source.  When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.” − Rachel Naomi Remen

Our “Zendalas - Tangling in Sacred Circles” workshop held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Euclid Art Gallery, was an awesome event.  What a great place to spend a rainy Saturday!  We thank our instructors, certified ZT instructors Launie McDevitt and Lisa Ruschman for this fantastic workshop.

Many different cultures follow the philosophy of Sacred Geometry and use the creation of Mandalas in their Spiritual practices.  Setting positive intentions, as we focus on our mandala, summons both receptive and projective energies necessary for healing.  It begins with the Seed of Life, the One, the Source…All that ever was, is or will be.  That’s where we began our journey on Saturday.  As we worked on our Zendalas, we entered a meditative state....though Lisa and Launie had to continually remind us to relax our shoulders....forgetting everything going on around us and the rain, too.

Some of us found it challenging using the compass, which most had not used since grade school, to create the Flower of Life pattern on our colorful squares.  But, as we were reminded, that’s the beauty of doesn’t have to be perfect.  It was an interesting process to create the colorful squares, using spray paints, salt, baby wipes, paper towels and other creative items to generate interesting designs and color.  After a delicious lunch of Rascal House Pizza and salad....compliments of Launie & Lisa....we tangled within the Flower of Life design.

Photos from the workshop
Launie showing us tangles to make on our pre-strung Zendalas Lots of interesting reference books on Sacred Geometry and some beautiful examples of Zendalas Lisa shows Olena how to add colors to her white square ...add salt to create an interesting pattern
We created these colorful squares for our Flower of Life Zentangles
Roni's Zendala Half the class practiced using the compass to create the Flower of Life pattern;  the rest of the class sprays color on their white squares Zendalas created
by the class
Examples of tangling within the Flower of Life pattern on our colorful squares