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    Saturday
    Nov072009

    Threaded Mandala

    "Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored.
    I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments
    that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad."
    ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

    An in-process shot, without final details...

    8x8" cold press watercolor paper, mandala in black PITT pen (XS)

    Are you getting in on the incredible creative energy Art Every Day Month, NaNoJouMo (and of course NaNoWriMo) are creating around the world? On Flickr, artists posting their works in the groups for the challenges. Tweeting updates on daily artistic endeavors, cheering each other with positive feedback, folks creating blogs to track progress, posting challenge survival guides, and lots of comment love at Daisy Yellow. People are creating. Painting. Coloring. Collaging. Writing. Drawing. Experimenting. Having fun. It's not too late to join (a great time for creating, just before holiday chaos ensues in many homes).

    Thank you to everyone for your comments, each and every comment is appreciated... they help me understand whether I'm making any sense here and what new experiments & techniques to try!

    For DAY SIX of AEDM, I finally finished a mandala I had started with a bare outline and had gotten to a sticking point and wasn't sure how to proceed. The mandala was started in response to my own prompt (which will be in the next Kick-Start Your Art Journal post) to create art that looked like it was fiber art, but was not. It's part of the square mandala series in my magical 8x8" Clairefontaine cold press watercolor journal. This paper doesn't photograph or scan like other paper, so I am working on improving the images. The paper is not white, it's more of a soft ivory, so the white balance is off and and if I knew more about photography I could fix it. I tried to give it the look of hand stitching using little lines for thread and thinking about the thread and fiber patterns. I really liked this challenge!

    2 CHALLENGES. 30 DAYS. 60 CREATIONS. GO.

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