Friday, May 1, 2015

THE JOURNEY


Weekly Challenge #215
'Labyrinth'

   Good morning!!! I start today off, thinking about how I want to create this post. While I'm thinking about it, it brings me to this week's challenge and how it fits into the most simplest situations in our lives. Like, how I want to start this post!
   Are you a person that makes easy, and quick decisions? Or do you ponder before deciding? After making a decision, do you have regrets or do you just go with it? As I was drawing out my string for my labyrinth, I thought of those questions. Because as I started tangling my string I couldn't decide, do I want to go clockwise, or do I feel that I want to go against the grain, and go counter clockwise. Funny, huh? Well, I had to think of a labyrinth as life. Do we choose a path in our lives where we have regrets? Do we choose paths that bring more joy than others? I think we do all of those things within our lives. But it's what we do with our choices that make the outcome. Life isn't always easy,......and really, thank God!!!! If it were easy breezy all the time, that probably means that something isn't right. Life is meant to have ups and downs and right and left turns! Just like a labyrinth, it is it's nature and natural flow!!! 
   Wow, sorry to get so deep, but I am always in awe of life!!! What a miraculous thing!! 
   As I started out my labyrinth journey, which by the way, thank you Jean Chaney, for the quick access to labyrinth referrals. (You have to check out the You Tube videos that she referenced us to.) Amazing!!! I right away want to create a border of stone and than show a flow of movement, so I chose organic tangles. If you notice, the flow going clockwise or counter clockwise has a different tangle. When I was finished, I went to trace the labyrinth with my finger, and I went counter clockwise. Later, I went to trace it and I realized I took a different route. Each direction was just as enjoyable!! 
   Thank you Laura for this reflective challenge!!! I have always been intrigued by labyrinths, but I guess have never really studied them with such fullness. That is on my bucket list, now!! 
This was my starter that I followed from the video.

As you can see, a larger piece of paper would have worked so much better. I lost a bit of my travels.
Tangles used, Tipple, Flux and Btl Joos. I was excited about this challenge because it reminds me of the new tangle that my son created, (whether it's an original I don't know) But it's called 'aMAZEn', Check it out, and let me know what you think!

   I chose that starter, because it looked least, like a brain. Isn't that funny? Once I had chosen Tipple as my border, as I was repetitively making my circles and darkening in the space around them, I thought to myself, "Why did I pick something so time consuming?" But once I changed my view of that choice and got into my Zen, Tipple became more therapeutic and transforming than it did, tedious. It's all on how we look at things.
   So enjoy life! I saw a saying that said, "May you live all the days of your life." by Jonathan Swift.
Wow,...... reflect on that while you journey your labyrinth!!! :0)

Go put some
Zen,
 into this
TAnGled
world
!



These are stones that I have been working on for my son's 1st Communion! More info about my inspiration and other info, in future posts!


4 comments:

Akua said...

well done, i like the colours and everything about it.

SuzyMosh said...

Love your labyrinth!

Anne's tangle blog said...

A lovely labyrinth, Annette!
I love tangling on stones too, I like to give them for special ocasions. Sinde I started tangling, I also always make one for the grave of the youngest son of my best friend when I go there. He was only 17 when he died in an accident; it's more then 10 years ago and there are already some stones there. I love the idea that such a stone shows the bond between him and me that is there for ever.
But .... I also made stones when a baby is born, so it's for a lot of reasons.

Jean Chaney said...

The reason I posted a video was because I could not understand the written ones LOL! I like what you came up with, and understand totally the issue with tipple. I think the rocks are really wonderful too.