This piece was inspired by a video about a prosecutor that became a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. The link to view the video can be found here.
Esther Piszczek describes how she was no longer happy with her job and how she found fulfillment through zentangling on pianos. I think we have all been in a position in our lives where the position we are in is no longer satisfying.
In my own life, I became tired by the steady and demanding requirements of motherhood. Since 2012, I have been through a divorce, found a new relationship, and now have two additional kids ages 1 and 2. My 7-year-old is my mini-me. She has traveled through all these changes with grace and she will always inspire me to be better. Often times, we just sit and draw together. I don’t want anyone to look at my life and say “poor girl,” because I am where I am today because of all the events of my past. I am happy, I am fulfilled.
Now I say all that to say this. When we find ourselves in a place where we feel we don’t belong, we begin to reach out for something more fulfilling. Art has been that fulfillment for me. Although I am very new to the art world, I have found that it brings a sense of calmness in my otherwise hectic day to day life. Once all the kids are in bed at night, I have a quiet time all to myself to focus on art.