Egads... I'm thrilled I'm off Jury Duty and even more thrilled I was NOT called from my panel to serve on about the ugliest kind of case one could get on involving ... gangs... guns... murder.
Filled with relief, I spent last evening and this a.m. playing with Zentangle... a doodleing form of mental yoga. VERY RELAXING and ADDICTIVE. Much of Zentangle concepts can be applied to free motion machine quilting texture and filler patterns so since I am planning to teach on a Carribbean Cruise next March, I thought one of the 3 hour classes woud be fun with Zentangle... so I decided to play and learn. Wow... it's pretty easy stuff once you give yourself permission to just START. I decided to play and learn on a piece for myself. I need a pocketed apron for my tools when I am longarm quilting. Here's the result of relatively little effort and lovely mind distracting fun.
Books on zentangle are available in lots of places. I got mine from www.softexpressions.com