All posts tagged: Mandalas

My favourites from The 100 Day Project.

This mandala was the final one for my time with The 100 Day Project hosted by The Great Discontent magazine and the fabulous Elle Luna. I loved the process of drawing a mandala every day and I came up with many surprises, the main one being that I could draw something every day, not get bored and I liked most of them! It just shows what you can come up with a bit of a boost, a great idea and a little structure. If I had to draw ‘anything’ every day I might have struggled more with the blank page for three months, but the mandalas were lovely to draw and paint and photograph. I have picked ten of my favourite mandalas to share from my 100 days of making mandala journey. This one started with the lettering in the middle and I enjoyed using the cupcake colours. Number 16. Doodles was the name of the game here. It was nice not to have to draw the grid to start the mandala. Number 28. Another …

Through the Lens Thursday 26, Seasoned. And How the 100 Day Project is going for me.

This week’s prompt for Through the Lens Thursday is ‘Seasoned’.  Should I photo a seasoned dish (I am no food photographer, so no!)? How about some seasoning?  Maybe some herbs from the garden?  Or how about a photo about being a seasoned person? Seasoned the noun rather than the verb, I want to be a seasoned artist, I don’t want to be seasoned with salt and spices!  A seasoned parent is the route Greta at Gfunkified and one of the inventors of TTLT took.  Her lovely picture of her children is testament to her skills as a seasoned mother. This led me to thinking about the 80 days I have been involved in The 100 Day Project and whether I am becoming a seasoned mandala artist or a seasoned follower of challenges thrown out there in media land?  Probably neither, but I have been really enjoying the project and the amazing work being produced by the many many 100 day project participants.  I have stuck to it and made a new mandala every day, some …

‘I like’ Friday – the Mandala edition.

I have been looking at and drawing and making lots of mandalas lately. It all started when I did Susannah Conway‘s new year workbook – ‘Unravelling the Year Ahead’ and at the end were some beautiful mandalas, placed to inspire our word for 2015 and aid the search for said word.  They looked equally complicated and simple and so lovely to look at. I loved the mandalas so much I decided to research further about how to get started drawing them and what they mean and symbolise.  I found lots of ‘colouring in’ mandala books which I am not really into, I am more about the lines than the inside colours and don’t tend to color in the ones I draw, so I won’t be colouring a book full. When I came across the 100 Day Project I decided to make and draw mandalas for 100 days and I am really enjoying it, we have just reached double digits as we are on day 12 today.  All of my mandalas are on Instagram under my …