Monday, June 27, 2016

June Mandala

This is my birthday month and it took a long time to decide which paper I wanted to use as I wanted it to be special. The paper decision helps me decide with which medium I will draw/paint, color. The white is a textured paper,  the circle and pink are pieces of paste paper that I did years ago. Yes, I have a stash of paper! The center is a cut out from a patch of embossed paper that was a gift. Markers are used for the zentangles.


Yes, I have been doing other projects and, at some time, will post them.
Currently, I am quilting and drawing and will continue to do them (inside the house) for several days as the temperatures are near 107 degrees. Ugh.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May mandala

Yes, I continue to push myself to create another design within the 7" circle. 
One can only learn from such challenges.





There was a fundraiser for a biker friend who is fighting cancer in his arm. He is teaching all of us so much about how to push the body and mind. This is the 18th of May and he has ridden about 1,100 miles this month!
My contribution to the fundraiser was this quilt.

               The black was fused applique and a pattern, the background is a solid piece of fabric.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

April drawings

My mandala for April continued to teach me about calmness, design and color. 





I have been attending figure drawing session and maybe someday I'll be right on! Max is the first model.


                                                          Zach is another great model.


Golly, I just got his right arm to short. Oh well, I'll have to try again.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March mandala

The mandala for March has been nicknamed "Discovery". I used watercolor, markers, and colored pencils. I do not plan out the design except for the fact that it is 7" on a 10" sq piece of paper. I continue to learn and there is joy in the making.


Monday, February 29, 2016

February's mandala

There is some comfort in routine. Getting back to doing a mandala each month is helping me to focus and be more creative. This month the paper was paste paper painted by my dear "sister" Barbara Parke-Wolff. The black was micron and other markers. The little bit of color added in the center was done with Intense Pencils.


Saturday, January 23, 2016

White on black

Decided to try zentangles on black paper. Just play. I am always learning!

 

Monday, January 11, 2016

New resolution

Golly, I see that I started my mandala series in 2005! The goal was to do one a month. There were to be 7" on a 10" square of paper. The last one that was specifically that size was done in May of 2013. Well, the call has come again to follow that path.   





Markers were used for the black, colored pencils for the color (obviously) and the two rings were cut from paste paper made by my friend Barbara Parke-Wolff.