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    Saturated Grid Mandala

    "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.

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    very cool! i like the swirls coming off the edges of the mandala.

    11.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

    How did I not know this is National Journal Month, also? Wow. So many national months all scrunched together. I would love it if the journal month was in February or something. LOL.

    Anyway - love the mandala. The colors are so vivid and it evokes a propeller in me - as if your journal was ready for take off!

    I found you from Art Every Day.. .perhaps on Twitter?! Can't recall - and I am grateful to have found you!

    PS - I love Jackson Browne. In high school my year book goal was to be rich, famous and married to Jackson Browne. So far I am 0 for 3~ and there is time, right?! LOL

    Watercolor just has this soothing feel to it visually...this is really gorgeous!
    Peace & Love,

    11.20.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

    i don't watch "fringe", but anytime i hear jackson browne, i always think of you!

    11.20.2009 | Unregistered Commentersheila

    Love the colors and the way you got the swirls inside of the watercolor parts as well! I think that grid paper looks rather cool! Guess you better ask Santa for some more watercolor papers, huh?

    11.21.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEden

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