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Tangle Refresher 78

Tangle Refresher!And now it’s almost June. It seems a cliché, but honestly where does the time go??

Robert and I celebrated our 41st wedding Anniversary on Monday and it seems like yesterday we were celebrating our 40th. Funny how when we’re young we want to get older faster, then as we age and appreciate the value of every minute in our lives time just flies. Is that what it means when they say “careful what you wish for”?

On another but passages-related note, I was very saddened to learn today of the death of Canadian artist and philosopher, Robert Genn (05/15/1936-05/27/2014). Robert learned he had pancreatic cancer just before Christmas and passed away on Tuesday morning with his family at his side.

Since the year 2000, his twice-weekly newsletters have been thought-provoking and provided inspiration and his wisdom and insights will be missed by many. Fortunately for the art world, Robert’s daughter Sara will continue the newsletter tradition she has been involved with for many years so Robert will still be with us through her. In today’s newsletter, Sara writes:

Dad’s dream has been to reach artists of all stripes — individuals with a common joy, journeying in this life-enhancing, inexplicable affair of the heart. He wrote, “We have no other motivation than to give creative people an opportunity to share ideas and possibly broaden their capabilities — to get more joy and understanding from their own unique processes.”

If you haven’t subscribed to the free newsletter, I encourage you to. Your art education deserves it. Look for the signup box at the top of the page, I’ve highlighted it here in pink:

Richard Genn Twice-Weekly NewsletterIn some small way, I hope TanglePatterns helps you broaden your capabilities and get more joy and understanding from your own unique processes. Rest in Peace, Robert. And heartfelt condolences to your family.

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The Tangle Refresher series, aka Buried Treasure, spotlights 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. Remember to check out the “More Good Stuff” links below too. Zenful tangling!

BTW as you visit these tangles please Tweet or “like” them on Facebook so they get shared with a wider audience. Sharing links are on the left side of each pattern’s page. Thanks!

Buried Treasure from a year ago
Zentangle pattern: Crescent Moon Crescent Moon
Zentangle pattern: Tadpoles Tadpoles
Zentangle pattern: Quare Quare
Zentangle pattern: Batch Batch
Zentangle pattern: Loopy Loopy
Revisit the Tangle Refresher from a year ago Tangle Refresher 50

More good stuff …


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