Saturday, December 13, 2014

Be Blessed And Well...





Give Blessings


We are all blessed with life and all the opportunities it brings, though most of us forget to notice. But we also have blessings to give. In fact, the opportunity to give our blessings may be the greatest blessing of all. By bestowing our good wishes, encouraging, empowering others, we bless. And when we do, they return a thousand-fold. Bless and be blessed.



http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk/give-blessings/

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sketchbook Skool

My new adventure is keeping a sketchbook.


I recently enrolled in Sketchbook Skool online and I am loving it.

My first try was the new watercolor paints purchased at Art of the Carolinas.

Next we were instructed to sketch and paint something we hold dear. 
I had to think about this one and then the lightbulb came on.... 

My Zentangle boots!



It was so much fun to do this layout.
Can't wait for the next lesson.

Check out www.sketchbookskool.com  and join the fun


Friday, October 17, 2014

It's not too late.....

Zentangle and Watercolor class tomorrow, 
Saturday, October 18th at 10:00am
at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill. 

It's not too late to join the fun.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Thought For Today - Mindful Moments

Thought for Today











Mindful Moments

Most of us are of sound mind, but many of us have trouble maintaining
 a
note of harmony and peace. Most of us know how to think, but few of us 
are able to control our thoughts. We all have the capacity to be creative, 
to image new ideas, but few of us are able to do it together and co-create 
in harmony with each other. We could all do with some mental training so 
that we may use the most powerful energy in the universe, the mind, which 
is always at our instant disposal. We can begin with mindfulness. It's a 
simple way to gently help our mind go where it is best to go, do what is the 
best thing to do. It begins by simply being fully aware of what you are doing. 

Mostly we are not fully aware, as our minds wander into the past and then 
into possible futures. We spend most of our time watching others and so rarely 
fully focus on what we are actually doing ourselves. Next time you sit down to a 
meal, watch your self. Be aware of only what you are eating. Every time your 
mind wants to wander, bring it gently and lovingly back to the action and 
sensation of eating. Then do the same when cleaning, when writing, when 
working. The more you do it stronger and more focused and more rational 
will be your concentration, the more natural will be your actions, the more 
peaceful you will feel, and the more relaxed you will be, no matter 
what you are doing.

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

Zentangle® comes to 

The Central Orange Senior Center


Zentangle® is a method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is afascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing, increases focus and creativity, and provides an increased sense of personal well - being. Anyone can create a Zentangle. Even if you have never drawn a line, you can pick up the pen and make a beautiful piece the very first time. People who are sure they are not “creative, artistic, or talented” are always delighted and surprised to see what they can create.

Sharon Lynn Payne, a Certified Zentangle Teacher will teach the basics of technique and guide you through this meditative process.

During the workshop, participants learn the philosophy behind the Zentangle® method, take the first steps in creating art and learn 4 structured patterns called "tangles" to complete a Zentangle "tile."

Beginner shading techniques are practiced to make the Zentangle tile come alive or “pop”.

Supplies are included.

You will leave with a beautiful piece of art. The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at 

www.zentangle.com.

Official Zentangle products available for purchase before, during and after the event.

Call to reserve you place, seating is limited.
919.245.2016

Central Orange Senior Center
103 Meadowland Dr.
Hillsborough, NC 27278

919.245.2016 




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The next classes will be at 

Central Orange Senior Center
103 Meadowland Dr.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Call to reserve you place, seating is limited.


And 

Robert and Pearl Seymour Center
2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Call to reserve you place, seating is limited.

(919) 968-2070

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Zentangle 101: The Basics
Participants learn the philosophy behind Zentangle, take the first steps in creating tangles and practice repetitive pattern making. During the Basics, participants will learn 8 tangles to create 2 Zentangle “tiles” and shading techniques that makes the Zentangle tile come alive or “pop”.Supplies: Mini-kit- (one included per person) - Official Zentangle tiles, Micron pen, pencil, blending stump, practice sheets and welcome note from Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Official Zentangle supplies are available for purchase at all times. Class cost $35 (2 1/2 hours). Early Registration fee as follows: Zentangle 101 and Colors together $60.00; Zentangle 101 and Zendala together $65.00; Fee for all three classes $95.00
Instructor: Sharon Lynn Payne, CZT
Central Orange SC
Seymour Center





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Zentangle Color and Textures
Zentangle is a method of creating beautiful images from structured patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing, increases focus and creativity, and provides an increased sense of personal well-being.  In this workshop you will create layers of wonderful color on beautiful textured paper. This technique can be used in large format as framed art, in smaller pieces as greeting cards or even smaller as ATC or collage. Let your intuition be your guided muse! Bring your mini-kit from level the one class and watercolor paints or pencils Kit fee: $5 includes the use of instructor provided materials. Watercolor set available for purchase 10.00. Please advise during registration
PLEASE NOTE -Zentangle 101 is required for this class. Class cost $35 (3 hours).Early Registration fee as follows:Zentangle 101 and Colors together $60.00; Zentangle 101 and Zendala together $65.00; Fee for all three classes $95.00
Instructor: Sharon Lynn Payne, CZT
Central Orange SC
Seymour Center





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Zendala or Zentangle inspired Mandala Workshop
Man’s quest of a deeper understanding of the disciplines for spiritual teaching, creating sacred spaces, focusing attention and meditation leads us to Mandalas. Creating a Mandala using the Zentangle® method is called Zendala. Using this wonderful art form to create a beautiful Zendala is a fun. It is an easy way to create by quieting the mind and filling your Zendala with tangles. During this 3 hour workshop, you will learn; the steps to make your own Zendala template using the new Zendala® tile, use specific tangles to create an enchanting Zendala, add shape, beautiful and depth with shading.Participants learn to build a Mandala without measuring using the skills and repetitive patterns or tangles learned in Zentangle. Supplies: Bring your mini-kit from level the one class, all other supplies included. PLEASE NOTE -Zentangle 101 is required for this class.Class cost $40. Early Registration fee as follows: Zentangle 101 and Colors together $60.00; Zentangle 101 and Zendala together $65.00; Fee for all three classes $95.00
Instructor: Sharon Lynn Payne, CZT
Central Orange SC
Seymour Center





Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thought For Today - Creativity




Creativity

Acts of virtue emerge from deep within, from an inner sanctuary of silence from which inspiration flows. Every action has its seed in a thought and every thought is a creation of the thinker, the soul. I choose what thoughts I want to create and as is my thinking so are my actions and also my experience in life. Going within, I touch the stillness and pure love that lie at the core of my being and every thought that I create is of benefit to myself and of benefit to humanity.


www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thought for Today - Less is More



Thought for Today



Less Is More


Fear less, hope more; 
Eat less, chew more; 
Whine less, breathe more; 
Hate less, love more and all good things are yours.


www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk