It seems a silly question, but it's fun to ponder. . .
- The first time I went up in a hot air balloon comes to mind . . . (with my daughter Molly and my sister Sue in Mexico).
- The first time I ate an oyster (I preferred the hot air balloon!)
- My first time in Paris
- My first time in Paris for the second time :-)
- The first time I got up in front of a big crowd to talk about Zentangle (over 100 calligraphers)
- 10 years ago, when I went on my first date with Rick
- This morning, when I created . . .
Then I asked the girls in the Zentangle office.
Sarah said, "Going to the cocktail party here Saturday night!" (That was fun. We invited friends, family, staff and suppliers to our home to meet and get to know each other.)
Mary Lou said she had made a lemon mousse recently for a party for the first time and, thankfully, it came out great.
Daughter #1, Martha, who also works here said she and her husband had just kidnapped their young rooster (or would that be chick-napped?) and were bringing it to a nearby farm because it was causing a ruckus in their neighborhood. A first for her!
Learning Morse Code. It's not yet second nature for me and I must pay close attention to each character. I've learned that if I don't recognize a character right away I need to let it go and just listen for the next one. If I try to get each character perfect, I miss the next few letters while pondering the one I didn't recognize instantly. Then, instead of missing one letter, I miss 5 or 10. Hmm, I sense a metaphor!
So, what does this have to do with Zentangle?
Do you remember the first time you created a Zentangle tile? We hear from folks all over the world, saying "I just discovered Zentangle and I am hooked!" It seems to have a very profound effect on people the first time . . . life changing.
So, dear friends, what was your experience when you experienced Zentangle for the first time? We'd love to hear your stories.
For that top mobile, I gathered some of my and Rick's completed square tiles (top), ATC tiles (middle), and Zendala tiles (bottom). I folded them in half and then stuck their backs together – half of one to half of the ones on either side. Doing the ATCs was fun because I folded them diagonally and they formed a new pattern as they came together.
I'm looking forward to when we can open our porch windows and watch this spin in the breeze!
We'll send one of our commenters one of these blank ones which I made with double-sided tape, ribbon, string, and Zentangle tiles.
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