Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Prophet Says, "Wake Up!"

In our day the dreadful influence of pornography is like unto a plague sweeping across the world, infecting one here and one there, relentlessly trying to invade every home...

We raise an alarm and warn members of the Church to wake up and understand what is going on. Parents, be alert, ever watchful that this wickedness might threaten your family circle.

Boyd K. Packer, LDS Apostle

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Teaching Our Children

What we want [our children] to know five years from now needs to be part of our conversation with them today.

Rosemary M. Wixom, LDS Primary General President

Friday, October 8, 2010

Zentangles with the UCA

Today I had the pleasure of participating in the Utah Calligraphic Artists' all-day workshop on Zentangles, taught by Certified Zentangle Teacher, Marie English.

I spent the entire day on just one 3"x 3" project.  Here it is:


CAVEAT: If you are not familiar with Zentangles, this is not a good example of one!  For the following reasons:

  1. It uses color.

  2. It does not use ANY known Zentangle pattern (called "tangles").

  3. It has an orientation (that is, there is a "right-side up" to it.

But for those of you familiar with Zen, this is what my Buddha-nature wanted to draw today.  What can you say to that?

I cannot close without a link to my favorite Zentangle artist, skinnystraycat.  Here is a sample of her work: