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    Thursday
    Jan142010

    Wonderland

    "Each juggler should be trained
    in the ignorance of the laws of physics."
    ~Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

    5x8" watercolor moleskine, pitt pen

    One night, I awoke coughing. Unable to get back to sleep, I made a cup of hot tea w/honey and started to draw. I find drawing & doodling such a calming experience. The drawings are for fun, for physical and mental challenge. There is no pressure to be symmetrical, to be correct, to be salable. No deadline.

    Here's a twist, a challenge I gave myself as I was starting this one. The challenge is to start with a square or linear shape and work inward, then start working outward from the center... bringing everything together with some sort of cohesion!

    More mandalas with square components: Casino, Fringe, Diamond, Fortune.

    Working from the center outward is comfortable, so this is out of my comfort zone. How will you challenge yourself this week?

    Reader Comments (6)

    Funny you should mention "challenge" . . . . . . I've been taking DJ Pettit's online Photoshop workshop. Plenty of challenges there!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    Another wonderful mandela!!! I've got to ask, do you use a small ruler for your straight lines? I so want to color this in! LOL!

    01.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    *Terri, Anything related to Photoshop would be a fun challenge! I adore PS.

    *Eden, All of my mandalas are freehand. No gadgets used. Now you see why I need so much line practice!

    ~ Tammy

    01.14.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

    Hope you begin to feel better soon! I adore looking at your beautiful mandalas!

    01.14.2010 | Unregistered CommenterChaotic Beauty

    you made something terrific out of a sleepless night - thumbs up! i really enjoyed the bits about your process (working inward vs outward) - i had never really thought about that before!

    01.14.2010 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

    *Chaotic Beauty, Thx for your well wishes. I am indeed feeling better thanks to modern meds.
    *Aimee, It's my analytical side that has to add a challenge when I doodle. It makes it more intriguing for me.
    ~ Tammy

    01.17.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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