My husband and I have been talking about filling a blank wall in our living room. We both agreed that, a black and white portrait in a big white frame would fit in perfectly. It has been almost two months….nothing is really getting done at all.
Firstly we could not find the frame that we both liked, then my husband believes that there was just not even one single photo worth printing out to this massive size and displaying on the wall, as all the photos he had taken “were not good enough”….there were always something not right or ready.
I got the feeling that he is kind of waiting to create a timeless masterpiece that can stand the test of time of another 500 years. Don’t get me wrong, I do have faith in him and his photography, but time flies by, I do not want to wait and if he takes everything so seriously and is going to be so picky, by the time he did create THAT piece, I probably have already moved into a nursing home.
So here is my solution, my big Zentangle painting. It is not a “masterpiece” but I like it. I was inspired by a lot of Zentangle patterns and what other people have been doing in their own Zentangle artwork. I completely loved the whole process, planning the layout, choosing the patterns, drawing of course and occasional off-set the draft or changing the mind completely.
My personal experience is, Zentangle picture sometimes can become very terrifying and too fragmental.. I found myself very deliberately avoid using some certain patterns in an unconscious manner and prefer to have all the elements working together to make a theme rather than laying them over there side by side.
It did work well for me this time. I hope if it ever gets its way up on the wall, it would stand people’s criticism.