Reviving Our Art: #WordlessWednesday

Reviving Our Art: #WordlessWednesday

“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park


Aarshia, my ten-year old’s art from 2016
My Zentangling journey, 2015


Reviving Our Art: #WordlessWednesday

Aarshia, my ten-year-old is down with a flu for twenty-one days now. She spends time making art and craft, reading, playing the piano, sometimes cooking (yes, she made a cake today and even the sweet chilli prawns for supper). Sometimes she watches Citizen Khan with us on Netflix. Or that show on Disney World (did I get the name right? huh!)

The flu was such a spoiler. It arrived just when the winter vacations began, and has continued to linger on. Schools have re-opened, but little Aarshia is holed at home, still recuperating.

But that hasn’t deterred her. She whipped out my little art book the other day and has been zentangling like there is no tomorrow.

Here are two zentangles she and I made, way back in 2015-2016, when we had just stumbled upon the art.

I’m posting these in a bid to revive my love for art and continue to engage in this hobby with my little warrior princess.



Our linky is open now to all of you, for your smashing #WordlessWednesday posts.


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  1. Post a picture on your blog that speaks for itself. It could be from your adventures, experiments, life’s quirky moments, travels or just plain random shots. Absolutely anything that stoked your being.
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See you on the other side of the frame.

Happy #WW.




32 thoughts on “Reviving Our Art: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Such neat and intricate work. Zentangling is so addictive and gives a such a boost to your creativity. Hope lil Aarshia is fit and fine now. Take care and have a great week ahead!

    1. She is still on the mend, Shilpa. Been a long haul. Hope to get there soonest now.

      Yes, Zentangling is a very charming art form.

      So good to have you stop by. 🙂

  2. Now did your daughter do those pictures while she was sick? If so, she really has talent. Thank you for sharing with us. I’m sure you’re very proud of her and I truly hope she gets better really soon. Have a great day and you get better little one.

    1. Hi Marie,

      She did these a few years back, but will post the ones she did recently soon.

      Yes, totally proud of her and hopefully she is on the mend. 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear she hasn’t been well. But that art is amazing. If I can do even a percent of that, i would attain nirvana. 😀
    She is so talented. You tell her this Natasha and a hug from my side to get better soon.

  4. That is a really pretty piece, Natasha! Loved her patience and perseverance because it can get quite tiring after a while if the design is so intricate. She sure has the passion for art in her! God bless and wish her the best!

  5. One dozen participants. Should I add mine and make it a Baker’s Dozen? Zentangle is just another a name for what we called doodling isn’t it? Or what really is the difference? And if there is no difference, why did then invent a new name?

    1. No idea why they invented a new name Sunita. But I love it. At least the art got circulated far and wide and more and more people are doing it as a serious hobby. 🙂

  6. Wishing Arshia speedy recovery. Learnt a lesson from this little warrior princess, today. She is gifted for sure, Natasha.
    Coincidentally my pick for this week’s #WordlessWednesday revolves around subject that’s inseparable part of art.

  7. Down with flu for 21 days. Poor child. I wish for her fast recovery. Did you say your younger daughter is 10 years old so that makes her 8 in 2016 when she drew that pretty swan? It is quite incredible. And so are you. Your zentangle work is equally fab. Please do revive your love for art. All I can do is colouring with pencil colours and it gives me immense satisfaction to think this is my doing who never had an artistic bone, tissue or atom in her.
    Please excuse me for I don’t know how 2 links of my post got added to the linky. As far as I can remember I only added once.

    1. Yes, I’ve been meaning to revive it Anamika, but my hands are so full, that figuring out a way to squeeze in time for another passion.

      I’m sorry I added your link by mistake last week, when I saw you were still to add it, and I think we both did it simultaneously. Pardon the mix up.

      Have a great new week ahead!

  8. Someone shared zentangle art in last year’s April A to Z Challenge if I remember correctly. It’s very neat. WOW, your daughter is only 10? She has amazing potential as an artist! Your work is incredible, too. I’m glad you’re getting your artsy groove again. Doodling is an excellent stress buster and it really improves the mood. Thanks for sharing and please come join my WW linky party! 😉

    1. Dear Cathy,

      Yes, trying to get my artsy groove back, inspired by my ten-year-old. Let’s see how I eventually fare.

      Have a great new week ahead!

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