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Tangle Refresher 60

Tangle Refresher!In tune with it soon becoming Spring for our friends down under, this week I’ve undertaken a major Spring clean in my “office”.

The way I decided to approach it was to pull everything out of desk drawers and book shelves and from boxes in the closet so I can see what’s what. I think that might have been a boo boo. Now I’m camped in the middle of stacks of “stuff” and files and books and feeling overwhelmed by it all.

The goal of downsizing by cleaning out unnecessary things and organizing everything else in a better way is a worthy one. Now, if I can only find the starting point to putting all this back together again. Right now my feng shui — (pronounced “fung shway”) a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment — is not feeling very harmonious. So while contemplating how to untangle this self-made tsunami, I shall put the kettle on and take a little time out for Zentangle® … Have a great Spring/Fall weekend, y’all!

*If you’re interested in learning a bit more about feng shui, here in plain English is a decent description from the book Feng Shui for Dummies.

The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, highlights hidden tangle gems from the past. It can remind you of patterns you might not have used for a while or introduce you to patterns you haven’t come across yet.

Here are five more tangle pattern gems and a Tangle Refresher from a year (or two) ago for your tangling pleasure. Zenful tangling!

Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Eke Eke
Zentangle pattern: Copada Copada
Zentangle pattern: Scroll Feather Scrolled Feather
Zentangle pattern: Aura-Leah Aura-Leah
Zentangle pattern: Llilly Llilly
Revist the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 32

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1 comment to Tangle Refresher 60

  • Beverley Carter

    HI Linda, I have been meaning to send some sort of message for some time. Your website – to which I was introduced only a few months ago by “friends” who have know about Zentangle for some time and it has given me so much. I have for years been trying to work out how to express my underlying artistic drive and everything I have tried just hasn’t been right for me. This is and I am loving it. I just so aligned with your comments regarding your Spring Clean as you look towards Fall ( we have our son living in Iowa) especially your “self made Tsunami” – I find myself in that state so often. It made my day to know someone the other side of the world shares the same dilemma. Thanks again – Beverley Carter – South Australia

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