So err i was out in the garden this morning and was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a hatchling Golden Dragon-fly. Fresh from the egg and drying its wings in the morning sun...
I crept a little closer;
Oh no too close i startled the poor wee bub;
the little fella is tiny managed to pick him and his egg up in little handful as his wings arent fit for flying yet and he measures just under 4 inches
he sat still for ages letting me get some close up shots while he dried his wings, his huge boggly eyes look like watermelon tourmaline gemstones;
it started to rain so i sheltered him with a blanket so he could keep dry
a little later he flew off and just left his beautiful egg. Did you know the inside of dragon-fly eggs glow in the dark, i guess it attracts lots of moths for food to help the teeny tiny golden dragonfly hatchling to grow into the giant 40ft sleek adult beast.
So this is my first attempt at a zentangle inspired piece, and also my first project uploaded to craftster. its drawn with pen and ink and finished off with some coloured pencils. i know tangles are supposed to be monochrome but this just needed some colour. The slogan reads.."get up and create something beautiful" and is just a little motivation for me when i'm feeling down. Anyways thanks for looking.