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Monday, February 13, 2012

Nature Tangles

Yesterday, Nick and I (Rick) were trying out a new handsaw for cutting firewood. Work progressed slowly because every time we cut a log, I would stop and admire grain patterns.

I knew what our next blog would be as soon as I saw(ed) this one:


When you look closer you see a delicate five petal flower image tangled in oak with resonant auras, just like a Zentangle enhancement*.


As you look even closer, you realize those rings that look like lines are actually dots of tiny little holes . . . imagine miniature drinking straws:


Our world is so exquisitely patterned . . . Such beauty and inspiration!

It is exciting to become aware of patterns we never noticed before. We see familiar objects with new vision. All of a sudden, our kitchen table is new, familiar buildings where we live are new, patterns on our clothes are new, the horizon is new . . . our world is new.

*See Zentangle Glossary for explanation of terms.


Click for larger view and lots of wonderful detail.

5 comments:

Enthusiastic Artist said...

Truly full of wonder! Thanks Rick.
--Margaret

deanna7trees said...

wonderful images. thank you.

Carole Ohl said...

"see familiar objects with new vision."
Letting ourselves see beyond what we expect to see is a real gift. Thanks for reminding us to look.

Unknown said...

Brilliant. The beauty of trees. Thanks!

Styx and Stones said...

I must admit I have noticed the same thing... I look at everything as if it's a tangle.. I can't walk though a clothing store without examining patterns...taking pictures with my cell. My house it an over the top resource of patterns and texture..lol... thanks for opening my eyes anew.