Monday, August 29, 2011

Football Season

Football season is upon us once again. Pro football is one of my favorite sports to watch. I was indoctrinated into the football gallery at a young age. My brother played football, my sister was a cheerleader they are 13 and 10 years older than I. My cousins played football too. When I thought I might forget about football my son decided to play football and my daughter was a cheerleader so no forgetting about football.

How does this relate to an artsy blog you are wondering.  You see a blogging friend sent me this cute little sketchbook some time back. She asked not to be identified but I wanted to tell her that I am using the sketchbook she sent.

The pages are very thin in this book. At first I wondered what I would do with it but I came to the end of my tv watching/doodling sketchbook and this one I have decided will fill in nice for it. Even though it isn't very big (10.5x16.0mm or 4 1/8"x6 1/4"). 

So you can see where I am going with this book. 
My "home" team is the Indianpolis Colts. I do watch other teams from time to time.  
As you may have noticed that other things show up in the sketchbook during the game. 
I have started practicing some new, to me, zentangle moves. Did you know some of these designs have names?? I sure didn't until I ran onto Enthusiastic Artist blog. I have learned all sorts of information about Zentangles.
If you would like to expand your zentangle repertoire you should go to her blog. She is a certified Zentangle teacher. Unfortunately she is located in Canada. She does give some helpful information on her blog here.   My crude beginnings are fun to make. Besides I love this orange ink that I found in a Pilot pen. I gotta use it someplace.
I also am practicing doing some different/artsy lettering. I love the fancy lettering that some use in their journals. I just need to find something that makes my lettering fly onto the page.  So what have you been doing lately??


sukipoet said...

a fun thing to do while watching tv. love that orange ink.

Lynn said...

A football fan! Who knew? Fun way to watch the game with pen in hand. Enjoy that sketch book and such a cute puppy to root along with you! Go team!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Looks like the perfect companion for a game of TV football. Its going to be put to good use.

marianne said...

Perfect for watching a game:)
Will go and visit that link.
Well I had to clear all my things from the kitchen this weekend.......and cook.
I haven't done any art in ages now.
But the time will come again.....

have a nice day :)

Teri C said...

And while you were watching the Colts, I was watching the Packers play the Colts and winning..teehee.

Looks like a fun sketchbook and a fun way to use it.
I thought you knew all these pentangles!

yoon see said...

Wow! I am so inspired by your creative way to use the sketchbook. I love your Zentangles sketches but too bad I don't have that much time to explore it yet!

It's good to be able to watch TV and drawing at the same time, this reminds me the time I watched football match with my late mum on the TV many years back.

We really hug each other when our team won...

PAK ART said...

ha ha I would fall asleep if I had to watch football. I guess some people really enjoy it! I've always considered myself lucky that my husband doesn't care for sports so I never have to watch them.

SandyCarlson said...

Great photos!

I wish I could understand American football!

Margaret Ann said...

I absolutely love seeing these...What wonderful exercise/work out time for your Muse...I also keep a small sketchbook to doodle in while watching TV also...It gets a good workout during commercials! :)

Check out Sandra's blog...just google "Life Imitates Doodles" for some more wonderful patterns...:)

Caroline said...

Fascinating doodles - can see this hobby taking up a lot of time !!