Our creativity is enhanced by being surrounded by others.
"Discover Your Path"
Making time for inspiration and play is one of the keys to letting go of stress and worry.
Zenendipity [zen-en-di-pi-ty] is my creative business of graphic design, art events and classes, pattern design, and coming soon, an online store!
What does "Zenendipity" mean? It's a combination of the words zen and serendipity. I find some people don't even know what the word serendipity means, so here's a definition: "the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way."
Everyone has a license to create. You may think you aren't creative, but the truth is, every human has this desire, whether it's writing, cooking, pottery, painting, drawing, making jewelry, mosaicking, woodworking, sewing, knitting...the list is endless! If you allow yourself to relax, that is, don't stress or worry about perfection, you open your mind to ideas and sparks of inspiration.
Zenendipity is my word and it reminds me to relax, and enjoy making art, even though many times it doesn't come out the way I initially planned. When I begin drawing, I allow the chance marks on the page, or the paint brush on the canvas, to develop into a creation that most often develops into a motif, either into small parts I like and reuse in a bigger design, or a complete design that fills the page!
Paint & Nibble
Experience creating art with other people. Make new friends. Fear no mistakes and "Feed Your Creativity"! Paint & Nibble events and fundraisers provide all the supplies you need to paint the composition for the day, complete with a hearty appetizer. You won't leave hungry!
Paint & Nibble is my version of paint parties. Classes last about 2.5 to 3 hours and I supply everything you need to complete a painting, including an appetizer for the evening!
The evening's art instructor guides the group through each step of the painting process. Most classes are acrylic paintings on canvas.
Unless otherwise stated, all Paint & Nibble painting events will be located at Studios 207, 207 East Depot Street, Bedford, VA.
Zenendipity's Surface Design Brand
Surface design is any type of artwork (pattern, illustration, hand lettering, fiber arts, etc.) made by a designer that is intended to be applied to a surface to enhance its visual appearance. Motif Monkey is my label for the designs I create and my medium of choice is Bristol smooth or vellum, or mixed media paper.