This was the original Compass Rose Mandala taught by Kate Lamontagne at Tangle U 16 a week or so ago. We were each given a selection of Prismacolor pencils and Moonlight Gellyroll 06 pens and Microns, along with a cool tool to create a basic mandala.
We all followed the same directions...and sure enough, everyone produced wildly-different pieces. I love that.
These are not "my" colors, but since I got them, I wanted to challenge myself to use them, and am glad that I did.
So naturally I couldn't leave that alone.
Well, I guess I could...and did--the original still looks exactly like the photo above. But I had to try a few experiments.
So I got out my iPhone and here's a slideshow of the results. Same photo run through 1) the mirror app and then 2) an app called Painteresque.
Hover over each photo below for a caption; then click on each photo to biggify it.
I loved working on the original, and then playing with it further. Now...since it's a Compass Rose Mandala, which "direction" is the favorite?
5/2/2019 09:14:46 pm
Who would have thought that compass could be this creatively done! How I wish I was able to purchase the hard copies of Compass Rose Mandala taught by Kate Lamontagne when it was sold last year. I failed to get my own copy since I was not able to catch the announcement. By the way, what is this compass for? We often use compass to know directions and it would be nice if you could have put the details here!
5/5/2019 08:55:27 pm
Dear Top Essay Writing Reviews: If you google "What is a compass rose" you'll see plenty of examples. Basically, a compass rose is a drawing that was put on all old fashioned maps from about the Middle Ages up until now. The upper point on the compass rose always points NORTH, so that when you glance at the map you can tell, just by glancing at the rose, what direction on the map is North. They were drawn with all sorts of fancy embellishments on the old maps. You can see many variations if you go to google images and type in compass rose. Hope that helps.
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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