I’m not done but wanted to share the WIP so far- not much longer now. Each section is intricate and I’d guess 95% of the patterns were drawn using a .005 Micron pen- tiny, tiny tip. This is approximately 9″x7″
Here are some photos:
I really was unsure about adding color- adding just one color seems to be my style. I have a style! Who knew?
Right now I’m writing this (how’s that for a now inappropriately used word… We aren’t writing as that involves using a pencil, pen or marker, etc o paper, chalkboard, even skin. Hmmm. I’ll come back to that!) on my phone and it hinders me from writing (sigh) fluidly.
And for those who wondered- I did not use color in the hummingbird but plan to copy it so I can color that one.
I’ve been so busy making art that I haven’t been able to write about my art in my blog!
First of all, my fascination and appreciation of mandalas has increased exponentially. I have been attempting to make a mandala every day, but some are so complex/busy I haven’t been able to get one done in a day. I am very much enjoying the book <U>Creating Mandalas</u> By Susanne Fincher, which teaches the reader so much, including how to interpret mandalas.
More on this subject soon! I plan to interpret for you my first mandala here in a future post. Until then, here are some photos…
I decided to show what I finished (?) tonight. It is a hummingbird on a 7X10″ watercolor paper.
Thanks! Comments are so welcome! And hoped for, to be honest. 😄
For my entire life I have had an inner TaskMaster who has kept me from doing the things I love. If I wanted to paint, that voice came loud and clear telling me that I needed to do XYZ before I could paint. Have you ever experienced this?
Recently, I had an epiphany and I am going to fight that cruel TaskMaster. Here is the Mandala I made today. I’m new to drawing figures but at least I’m trying! LOL!
The snow is almost gone… But more is on the way. I do love snow, and I love spring. What to do? Live in the NOW, enjoy this moment TODAY!
Now, for some art….
I’m very interested in mandalas right now, and am reading (and doing) The Mandala Workbook by Susanne F. Fincher. You know it is where you are supposed to be when no matter where you turn, there it is again! This picture, the first exercise, was supposed to be colored with only four colors: flesh, black, dark blue and grey. I plan to do this again in Coloring Mandalas 1 , also by Fincher, using my own choice of colors! Also including zentangley drawing.
Have you ever created/drawn/painted/colored a mandala?
I got behind! I knew it would happen but it’s okay.
This Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) is a 4″ tile that I applied watercolor paint to then I drew a quilty grid. I wanted it to look like a quilt with individual patchwork squares of zentangle.
I planned to put color on the grid, and still might. Here are all four views.
And one more photo:
Have any of you read these? I am serious about listening to/being inspired by my two muses this year. I am going to CREATE this year! I always put that part of myself last- because i want to do it so badly. like not opening a present right away, or feeling like I have to somehow earn it. Like not ever eating desert because I’m saving it until the dishes/kitchen/floors/everyroom in the house are clean! Anyone elso put off having/watching/going/doing the things you like because of internal task master says “WAIT! Do THIS first…” ? This year I am going to lick this thing or die trying!
I am committing to doing one Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) per day, and most will have color. I started this earlier when it was still Jan 1. But now it is past midnight so it’s the 2nd.
Every year I have a word for the year. This year it is RELEASE. It is most appropriate in my art because I always want it to be perfect, and I make the art with marketability in mind. That HAS to stop! Especially with the Zentangle style work… ZEN. Not uptight but enjoying the journey, and making art for me, today. Here. Now.
The work below is definitely out of my comfort zone! And since it is a WIP (work in progress), I’ll tell you that more color will be added. Feedback more than welcome!
This year, I am turning over a new leaf and every day possible (allowing exceptions like illness and such), I am challenging myself to work on art and post it. Some may not be posted immediately but most importantly I want to do art.
The first 30 days I will be participating in Leslie
This is the picture I started some time ago, them put aside. I’m not sure I like the color (brighter in person) but what can ya do?
If you can enlarge photos, I’d advise it as this is better close up for detail.
I am participating in a 30 day challenge- check this out!