It's all about fitting in? I guess fitting in was never really my thing. Didn't really do what everyone else was doing - just did my own thing. Considering I was making fine lace in my twenties and now am doing zentangle in my thirties (I had no lace and have no zentangle buddies who are in my age group 😑)...
Here's my 'nzeppel monotangle 😀can you tell that I heart rainbows? 😂 Done with a black sakura micron and my new collection of Staedler Triplus Fineliners and the trusty colour pencils. I've been very into working with colour recently I've realised, even my last black and white piece was infiltrated by coloured gems.
I know I know... the purist in me is also screaming that Staedler Fineliners are water based and hence not archival with a tendency to fade... 😩I blame magpie tendencies! They were so colourful! I couldn't help myself! 😵
Talking about rainbows and fitting in, the fraternal unit invited me to go with her for a free guided tour of an exhibit at the local art gallery featuring artist Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow. Interestingly enough, Yayoi Kusama suffered from psychological disorders and credits art for her having remained alive to date. Her pieces tend to feature repetitive patterns (sound familiar?) particularly dots and nets (although her explanation on dots and nets was that her hallucinations featured dots and nets and she was inspired by them). She finds comfort in flower and pumpkins so they are also a recurring theme in her work.
She has various paintings, installations and photographs on exhibition. Here's a couple snapshots I took at the exhibition last night. Enjoy!