Friday, November 26, 2010

A swirling zentangle and a beautiful fly

I finally got my grotty hands on a white pen that will write on black. I've been wanting to get one for some time, but when you have small children, shopping can sometimes be happenstance and I haven't happened to be in the right place to purchase one until yesterday.

This isn't what I bought it for, I have some other plans in the zentangle zone, but I played with it for a while to get a feel for it and test what it could do. This is what I ended up with.

Swirling, white gel pen on black card, approx. 60 x 60 mm.
It's seems to be moving and staring at it too long can boggle your eyes.

It was fun and I have plans...::cackles madly while rubbing hands together eagerly::

This evening, Hubby discovered that there were a lot of ladybirds on our continental parsley plant which is currently flowering (we let it go to seed so we can collect some for next year, it was a great performer). While I adore ladybirds and was quite happy to see them, something else a little less expected also caught my eye.

It appears that I could only get a really clear shot of its butt, but since that was the prettiest part of the fly, I don't mind too much.

And here is a ladybird that I found just too posed to resist :D

I hope you're all having some goodly arty times. I did some Christmas shooping today, so this is all I have to share. Hopefully more tomorrow.

(considering a shower)


  1. Oooh! Lovely photos!

    And what a fun drawing of white on black.

  2. I'm loving your swirling vortex of a picture, it just sucks you right in!

  3. Love your doily-like picture and the fly photos are really beautiful. Love the color.

  4. Who knew that fly butts were so pretty?!? Cool.

    (I love your white on black swirl!)


  5. That is one amazing white pen. Good ones are very difficult to find.
    Loved the star shaped forms of the flowers and the colours of the fly. The ladybug was very cute too.

  6. You lucky girl, ladybirds and fly butt... warm sunny days... it's minus 5 here, not a butt in sight. Love your black and white swirl...

  7. I agree with Paula - amazing white pen! What kind is it?

    Beautiful doodle!!!!

    Fabulous photos with incredible focus and depth. Excellent!

  8. Wow -- those are fabulous photos! And your black and white doodle is awesome:)

  9. super zentangle.
    Like the fly. I have seen some simliar - more blue and always think they must be from a farm :)

  10. That's one of the best zectangles I've seen in a long time. Great photography, too! It looks like someting right out of National Geographic. Amazing. Thank you for sharing.