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.