Wednesday, 11 March 2009


As Clive was watching some international football matches on the TV tonight, I decided to join him in the comfort of our lounge and create a zentangle after such a long time. Using the Stabilo fineliner pens was a gamble as they are very thin and I wondered if my thumb would be able to grip them. As you don't hold a pen for artwork the same way as writing which I find very difficulty, it worked. Just a few colours blue, red, purple and green did wonders with layering. It simply developed from the central block and four elipses. It was great fun having no plan and just doodling. Strangely enough from working on my lap its my neck that aches now!!!!! It hasn't exactly worked out symmetric, but I don't think it really matters.... and the base looks a bit small to hold such a large 'globe' or 'whatever it is'.

Before the football I had John Myatt on with his series of portraits of well known people. This week it was David Bailey the photographer, who seemed a great character. It was created in the style of Alberto Giacometti and very interesting. If you have not heard of John Myatt, he was an art forger who fooled the artworld and went to prison and is now selling copied masters legitimately.
By the way, all 4 British teams won tonight and are through to the next round.


Vicki Greene said...

This looks very intricate. Nice way to watch TV.

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOH Way to go Joannie! This is so cool!...It reminds me a of a jewelled spring themed Faberge egg!
Gorgeous! :)

Sorry about your neck...but it looks like your thumb was working fine! :)

Robert A Vollrath said...

A nice window into your imagination.
I never thought I'd live to see the day when doodles would grow up.

Now doodles have become more complex and have become zentangles. They perch like birds of prey waiting to take over the art world.

The id is no longer safe with those tiny secrets.

Just felt a little silly:)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oooh Vicki - you dont think I actually watched the football - I don't like the game at all. Give me cricket or rugby any day.
Oooh Margaret - what a delight to have my doodles likened to a Faberge egg. Very posh - and pricy!!!
Robert - I like it when you feel silly - you say the most interesting things.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Joan, I thought this might have been an ornament for a decorative tree - Christmas or Easter egg tree? The 'stand' beneath seemed to be hanging to me, rather tahn supporting it. Love what you created. Very beautiful. Beats a ball game any day, too.

bubblemunch said...

This is so intricate and really does look globe like. I've not seen a 3D looking Zentangle before.

I'm watching the John Myatt show too. I haven't seen the David Bailey one yet. Have watched the Robin Gibb one in the style of Van Gogh. I watched his previous series where he took 3 very different artists out of their comfort zone painting in the style of some of the great Masters. I have really taken to this man. He is fascinating.

RHCarpenter said...

Well, I think this zentangle could be the "cup" for the team that wins! Wonderfully complex and intricate and beautiful :)

"JeanneG" said...

I like the globe look. Your zentangles are very intricate. And I got to see it up real close when I clicked on it.