Allowing emotions to wash over you versus putting up a wall.
Mandala – “By the River” 2017 This mandala is the only color piece I have created to date. Way back when art was my major, I enjoyed using acrylic paint. I figured I’d start painting color backgrounds and creating the mandala on top. Another plan came into fruition though, especially in regard to the “background.” This was supposed to be a “cool funky” background not a bunch of different patterned squares… but hey a creation happens that way. This piece was not signed yet because it is not yet finished. I always know when one is finished and it is then signed. It is an interesting ongoing work because I can only return to it at certain points in my life.
4-17-18 “A new start” As with my previous post, there is a huge gap in time that I did not produce any artwork other than a few doodles on sticky notes. The time-frame between September 2017 – April 2018 was filled with a excruciating journey and test of character. I had been attending yoga teacher training, then I was completely […]
9-22-17 “The Equinox” You may have noticed the huge gap in mandala creation from June to September, 2017. I was going through a lot in that three months, the most I have actually gone through mentally, emotionally, and physically in my entire waking life. I had left off at the last mandala creation in June in a wonderful place. After […]
6-20-18 “The pinnacle of living” I drew this mandala after moving back home from the relationship I thought was going somewhere. I was somehow still in an excellent place spiritually and mentally, and I actually felt more clear minded than ever before. The center of this mandala is actually a teeny tiny dodecahedron. This is number 2 of the cleanest […]
Mandalas drawn in the midst of crisis always seem to be the most interesting. I can recall my exact mental state and where I was when adding to each of these rings. When I had created the center outwards the flower like petals, I was in a relationship, yet concerned something was wrong. When I was drawing the stars up […]
4-16-17 – “Introversion” This is a really small mandala, about 4 x 6. The pen that I was using kept giving up on me so I had to put a few to work on this one. I notice that this one shows rightward movement as the previous one I had done from my own collection did. The number 10 seems to be prevalent in this piece which is interesting to note. I had started this one and finished it in the parking lot of a grocery store on fathers day.