One reason I love this change in the weather is that I can take our blog pictures outside in the early morning sunlight. As I came back inside after taking this morning blog's picture, this is what I saw in our hallway . . .
This morning's early sun was reflecting off Nancy's car windshield and through the old glass in our door. I marveled at its soft organic texture - a translation of bright light through brittle glass. Out of context you might think this was a negative image tree bark or leather or skin.
[Aah! . . great idea . . . open PhotoShop . . . invert file . . . crop . . . ]
Before Zentangle, I might have thought that light in our hallway was neat, but I would not have spent moments marveling at its pattern - appreciating it - wondering if there was a way to deconstruct it into a tangle. I doubt that I would have ever noticed the similarities of patterns and textures.
An important side-effect of practicing Zentangle is an increased awareness and appreciation of our environment - a world of beauty and mystery that we might not have noticed and appreciated in the same way before.
Have a wonderful weekend!