Recently someone asked me if I had tried Zentangle, and it turns out I have. Having doodled for years during interminable corporate meetings, it was a fit, but......only because there were hours of meetings where knitting or beading were not acceptable pastimes and doodling was tolerated. I have never been able to have quiet hands.
Now that beading and knitting are perfectly acceptable at almost all times (Mark finds it rude in front of company) I admit that I am hugely motivated by the wearable factor and I can't wear zentangle, at least not yet, but there may be ways....
Cyn Bicker zentangled her ott light beautifully and Liz Thompson is also a master at entangling (although she still has those corporate meetings to deal with) and Dallas Lovett is also into the zen of tangling and will share in this years Alaskan Cruise.
But for me, I love personal adornment. It always puzzles me when beaders love the process but are not interested in wearing what they make. I come across more of those gals then you might imagine.
There are also many accomplished beaders who bead objects, beautiful objects, artful objects and I love them. Gabriella completed a beautiful mask which hangs on her wall, and I get it, it is gorgeous. I started an art stick with NanC Meinhardt, but it has been neglected.......for the wearables.
and you? Do you bead or knit for your own personal adornment, or that of others? Are you content to make the occasional art piece of beadwork?