A bit of a scribble done between yesterday and today: a freestyle mandala colored with Derwent Studio colored pencils. The colors used are actually quite a bit brighter than what shows here.
I was watching a fabulous YouTube video on How to Grow a Mandala (even the music was exquisite) and couldn't resist trying one. Such a peaceful video, and helpful.
This is only about 2", as that's all the time I had last night. I colored it this morning while procrastinating on other tasks. (An excellent way to avoid work)
What I enjoyed about this is that I never knew what was coming next. It builds as a kind of lovely surprise. And the same goes for the coloring process. Am enjoying working with mandalas, and they are giving me rug design ideas.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society