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Abstract Batik Psychedelic Mandala

I did some simple watercolor backgrounds in a 5x8" watercolor moleskine journal. I painted bits of watercolor, then dabbed the pages with a paper towel which made the coolest dots. And the paper towels were looking pretty cool too. Kept adding layers (which blend together, unlike acrylics); the pages got wetter and wetter and more and more... blah. Tempted to tear them out. When they were dry several days later, I liked them! So as the late afternoon sun streamed through the translucent drapes, I sat at the dining room table with my trusty black superfine nib PITT pen and... doodled. It was dreamy. The line was as smooth and consistent as ever, even on a watercolored background. 

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Reader Comments (7)

Love this mandala too! And the background is GORGEOUS!!!!!

Just want to let you know that I've nominated you for the Kreative Blogger Award! Your blog is so inspiring and well- designed. Please refer to my blog for the details about the duties associated with this award!


04.6.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiae

Diane, You are so kind!!! I will pass the award along in the weeks ahead;) Happy link-hopping!

04.6.2009 | Registered Commentergypsy

I love your water color mandala, it beautiful. Somehow I'm going to use the word Psychedelic in a blog title in honor of you. See you do have influence!!

04.6.2009 | Unregistered CommenterShell

This is beautiful! And thank you so much for mentioning my blog for inspiration. Much appreciated. :o)

04.7.2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Hallo "Daisy Yellow", I like your mandala and the fresh and sunny watercolours.. . . and your blog.
Last year I painted mandalas, too. I did it with gouache colours and selfmade paper of asparagus. You can see some:

04.17.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSIGRID

Oh.. I love the free form of your mandalas! The colors, their aliveness... has me smilin' ear to ear! This mandala as well as the ones in your other posts are simply delightful and dynamic. They are so fluiid... poety in motion indeed! Thank you for sharing these beauties... your beauty. BTW -- I too make (and love) mandalas - and started a kindred, inspiring, welcoming online community one year ago (we celebrated our birthday on June 1)! You are welcome to join us for mandala inspiration, sisterhood and sharing from women (and a few "good men") world wide. Details at my link. Cheers!

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