Some people think that I have nice handwriting for a man, but the best looking handwriting I have ever seen belonged to my father. Our handwriting does have one thing in common...we tend to fill the available space.
I have always been a doodler. Is that a word? Anyway, I tend to doodle when talking on the phone. It is something that my mother did. I guess it was one way to practice my cursive writing strokes as a kid. After I retired I bought some pens, pencils and paper so that I could explore a relatively new trend in crafting/art called Zentangle. I really like this activity, I just haven't pursued it as diligently as I should. There are lots of great example on Pintrest if you would like to see more. At any rate, this is one of my more curly examples.
As you may have noticed from the previous Zentangle, the art form is basically a collection of patterns that are
confined to a larger pattern or shape. Most zentangles are done in black and white, but there are some who have done marvelous work in color. I can see where this might be a training exercise for tattoo artists. I must admit, it is a relaxing pass time.
As I sit here working on this post, this is typically my view when I come into the room. I just purchased a 27" monitor and that is a great addition to my computer interests, that include photographic post processing.
I'll admit, it's not the neatest workspace, but it suits me and I do tidy up a bit from time to time. I'll be in "tidy up" mode shortly after finishing this post.
This is Valentine's week-end and the last prompt is "Love" so I am taking the opportunity to post an image of myself with the love of my life. We've been married for forty-one years. Obviously I didn't take this photo, but I choose to bend the rules on this last prompt. We were on our Alaska cruise, celebrating our 40th anniversary when this image was taken. It was the trip of a lifetime.