Zentangle Qigong: End of Spring

"La Fin du Printemps"

According to Chinese tradition, the end of spring happens when the light green leaves on a tree conspire with the sun to darken themselves, filling with chlorophyl for the unfolding of the summer to come. In Taoist Five Yin Qigong, the color green symbolizes spring.

Since just a few days of spring remain, I decided to celebrate this transition with some Zentangle-inspired art.  This image was created by blending the original tangles with an iPhone photo of  a Ginkgo tree, an ancient species originating in China and used in Chinese medicine. The leaves were already turning from light to dark. 

Apps: Hipstamatic, Filterstorm, Superimpose