Week 32 for Colour Me Positive was all about being alive. Not only living our lives but being a willing participant to every moment, being aware of the different moods we go through each day, making each day count, and making the most of what we can to improve, uplift and share.
The inspirational quote provided was ‘Respond to every call that excites your spirit’ from Rumi. The quote brought me back to a sad time I went through in 2014 and how that experience helped open the opportunity to see art again through zentangling. Zentangling helped me process acceptance, move on with life with a new purpose and rekindle my love of arts and crafts. By responding to that call, I discovered how meditative and beautiful the art of zentangling was, that scrapbooking was a thing of the past and a new kind of art took its place and was called art journaling. Reflecting, I have a hunch that my Mother who was the cause of my grief at that time made it possible for that opportunity to be presented to me. She knew I love creating things. She knew I love color. She knew I love discovering how things are done and how they operate. She knew I am always at peace when I create. My Mother knew how to help me even in heaven and for that I will forever be grateful.
So, for week 32, my journal page was dedicated to zentangling. In 2014, it was the first art activity that made me feel alive. It was the first art activity where I poured my heart into. It was the first art activity I realized that will tremendously help me with any heartache that will come my way.