"Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar;
never spread it about like marmalade."
~ Noel Coward
A month ago, on one of the last decent pool days, the kids played in the chilly water as I drew the background for this mandala. Starting with a print-out of symbols from www.symbols.com, I gridded off the paper and the plan was to draw patterns and symbols in each square and maybe watercolor the patterns. I like to multi-task creative experiments.
I drew in some of the squares with pencil, but I was not thrilled with it. I've been working in this 8x8" Clairefontaine watercolor journal (check out the square art) and I am running out of pages! Yikes! So I freehand painted a mandala on the grid. Wacky? But I really, really like it! That's my art for DAY 19 of National Non-Stop Journaling Month, NaNoJouMo.
P.S. Did anyone notice Jackson Browne's "Jamaica Say You Will" playing on the radio when Olivia and Peter were chatting in the car on Fringe this week? What a nice surprise.