So...to review, here was the plain vanilla original, created July 21-22. I talked about it in this post (and for a few subsequent posts as I continued to develop it).
I then copied, and shaded it on regular copy paper.
So far so good.
I did not want to duplicate the colors. Today I sat down and colored the actual Zentangle tile. I thought coloring deserved good paper.
I didn't look at the former colored version, and couldn't really remember it. I wondered if they would come out identically, and hoped they wouldn't. And...they didn't! I am liking this a lot too.
Next, I made another copy of the original, and colored that. I was liking this a lot. But I the paper was flimsy and cheap.
I realized I still had the original mandala, uncolored, on the beautiful heavy expensive printmaking paper of the Zendala® tile.
Did I want to copy this onto the tile itself?
But could I leave it there? Oh no.
So I pulled out my iPhone and used the Mirror App that another CZT just mentioned to me. I just got this app (it's free) and have been experimenting. (Some would say I have been ruining things...eh?) So here are two results with from the mirror app.
Ok, maybe I can let this particular mandala go now! As Mae West used to say:
"Too much of a good thing...can be wonderful."
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
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SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society
Skillful Meditation Project