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 πŸ˜€

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)