Played with some more stamping today with the desire to create a light and breezy effect in the background.
My progress for today:
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1 – add small spirals and tiny circles using a stamp
2 – corner view of stamping
3 – trace out the mandala using white graphite tracing paper
4 – full view of today’s progress
I was about to draw the design out when I felt a need to do more stamping. I used a cute little stamp with tiny spirals and circles on it. A nice complement to the larger flower stamping I did previously. I used the same colors as the flower stamps (permanent violet dark, alizarin crimson, and zinc white).
With a white graphite tracing sheet, I drew out the design onto the surface. It’s barely noticeable in the photos but in person, it just bright enough for me to see without taking away from the overall look of the painting. Whew!
My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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