Tamara Cobbin loves to draw. She simply has a fascination with creativity, not necessarily thinking about the result. But drawing wasn’t always her passion…
“I never liked colouring in the lines when I was a young child. I always wanted to experiment with colours. For this I was told I would never be an artist, as I didn't conform…” Tamara Cobbin.
In 1999 Tamara’s journey as a Life Coach and Conflict Resolution Specialist, took her to the Middle East. She was involved in a harmony project for “The Women of Conflict” in Israel and Palestine. Moving to the Middle East introduced her the world of art, because it was there that she met an amazing Mandala artist and friend. He encouraged her to draw her first mandala.
I shrank in fear, as “I am NOT an artist.”
But with time and perseverance, she completed it...and hasn't looked back. Immersed in her creating, she discovered the wonderful world of Zentangle®, a meditational method of art form of doodling (or Tangling) with repetitive patterns to form intricate tiles of art, as individual to each who creates one, as the budding artist within themselves. She incorporates this intricate drawing method within her mandalas, experimenting with colour, inks, paints and various art mediums.
"We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life." ~ Zentangle Method®
Tamara is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 12) and has taught the basic method all over the world. She returned to the Middle East and specialized in teaching children with ADHD. Where the classroom couldn't inspire, this art method could, and each child sat for hours fascinated with the process of creating. Parents loved the results both on the art tile and their child's attention level.
She shares with you here her art and the journey to it.
"Enjoy and find the artist within."
~ Tamara Cobbin
“I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever.”
~ Beatrix Potter