I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
I teach a girls art class twice a month to W. and some of her friends. I decided to teach them some of the "zentangling" I have been working on myself. (see Ornation Creation on FB.)To start, I gave them a gridded paper and we tried some patterns.
Then I gave them a simple feather outline I drew and asked them to fill each section with a different pattern. I thought the narrow shapes would be an easier way for them to start tangling while still making something.
I also drew out each girl's name in "puffy" letters. They could work on filling these in if they finished their feather, or they could take their name home and work on it later.