Thursday, September 22, 2016

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ― Jim Bishop

Today is September 22, the Fall Equinox, the official start of fall and the point at which days begin to get shorter and shorter until Winter Solstice arrives in December. My husband Greg and I moved from the suburbs to Minneapolis on August 27, a huge change for us that has required lots of extra time and energy, and it's still in process. We're in our new place but still unpacking boxes, and I expect that will continue for another few weeks. During this transition, my time management skills have not been sufficient to include drawing in my daily schedule, but now I'm starting to get back on track.

Yesterday, I met with an amazing group of people at the U to begin leading them through a six-week Zentangle journey with OLLI. The pace of our opening session did not result in a quite completely finished tile for everyone, so I did not ask to take a group picture as usual. I'll grab a photo of our first day's mosaic next week and post it along with other drawing we do on that day.

At left is a picture of the tile I drew to lead the group through their first tangling experience. Lots of fun stuff going on, as usual: crescent moon, hollibaugh, printemps, florz, static, and knightsbridge. I look forward to making more quiet magic, as we do in Zentangle gatherings, in the coming sessions.

I want to conclude this post with a short video I took of the beach on the west side of Lake Calhoun. This lake is visible through the living room window of our new apartment on the east side, and each day, I look out and feel deeply happy to be living close enough to see its changes through the seasons. In the 15 years I've lived in Minnesota, I don't recall ever seeing it frozen; this year, I will. Lots of beauty on the way!