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Magical Mandalas

“The minute we begin to think
we have all the answers,
we forget the questions.”
― Madeleine L'Engle

work in process

work in process, not sure where this is going

These mandalas are in my 5x8" drawing moleskine, with heavy off-white paper. 

Drawing in the carpool line. Win win.

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Reader Comments (13)

I really like these a lot!!

{Tammy}: Thank you, Marjie!

05.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarjie

I will patiently wait to see your next mandala :)
I love them - I tend to look for mandalas wherever I am - found quite a few on our recent trip(s).
Do you think you will color them?

{Tammy}: Jana, I don't plan to color these mandalas. Somehow I draw them differently if I plan to color them, but I can't define that difference!

05.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJana

Thank you, Tammy! I am currently doing a series of mandalas (I love them), but I was falling out with them, and myself, because they kept going "wrong" - now I'm more convinced that they're not mistakes, just different directions, and I "fix" them and continue making magical mandalas which I love. It's so relaxing!

Always love your mandalas, thanks again for showing them!

{Tammy}: Charlotte, Just remember that a hand-drawn mandala is imperfect, and so no worries about the precise shape you wind up drawing!

05.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

Love these!! Especially that last one! I can see it in color - all hot colors! But then again, it's really beautiful as is! :)

Love your idea of "waiting art"... I've started doing that now getting impatient! ;)

{Tammy}: Patricia, "Waiting art" is a great description. Time spent waiting is repurposed as creative time!

05.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

I just love your blog and visit regularly although I've not been commenting much lately, and nor have I been posting on my own so the way you squeeze in a little doodle here and there is inspiring . . . ah me, big sigh . . . but, the weekend is a-comin'

{Tammy}: Wendy, It's good to know that you are reading. At times I think I am talking to myself, but I keep talking anyhow! I have a 20 minute wait between picking up my younger kid and my older kid each day, so aside from the occasional starbucks run, I draw.

These are fantastic, Tammy, thanks for inspiring me yet again!!!! You always do such lovely and delicate line work on your mandalas.

05.15.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Beautiful work! :)

05.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Love your work as usual Tammy. Can't wait to see how the works in progress finish! :)

05.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Tammy, you are not talking to yourself! I have said to friends/family before that if I had to choose only one blog to look at each day, I would choose Daisy Yellow. (But of course, it is too hard to stop looking at iHanna and all the other beautiful artsy blogs out there!)

I have found inspiration here at Daisy Yellow many times. Especially when it comes to doodling in my journal. Thank you!

P.S. I love when you show is peeks into your journal. :) A few weeks ago there weren't many journal peeks and I missed it!

05.16.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStargirl

Can I ask what the definition of a mandala is as ui am new to this? I guess it is a pattern radiating out from the middle

05.17.2013 | Unregistered CommenterScrappy granny

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