2017-265: Observe – Day 1

This week’s Mandala of the Week, Observe Mandala, starts with a 5×7 indigo blue canvas, painted from another day.

My progress today:

[Select an image for a larger view]

While staying at a friend’s house, their dog, Reggie, inspired the title of this mandala. Lying next to me I held up the blue canvas to him I asked him what to call this mandala. He just continued to intently stare out the sliding glass doors into the garden, without breaking his gaze. In my head I heard “Observe.” Okay, Observe it is.

Like Reggie I intently stared at the canvas. Different shapes and patterns emerged from the paint strokes already on the canvas. With a black gel pen, I drew out some of what I “saw” (image #2)

Then it was a matter of overlaying the outline with colors that I felt inspired to use in that moment. We’ll “see” where it goes from here on another day.

Read more about “Observe” via my Mandala of the Week post.

About the Mandalas of the Day:

I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen

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