Friday, December 30, 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Seedlings

Pentel Hybrid Technica on my trustee cheap paper.
This one reminds me of wee seedlings.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wanda's Wonders

I wish you could smell this one too: bay and pine. 
These fragrant scraps are courtesy of Rainbow Farms.
Check them out: http://rainbowlilies.com/

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Parcheesi

This is my dad's Parcheesi board, circa 1960.
I love the pieces: they are made of wood, stained the four
colors, and shellacked.  One of the dice went missing so we
had to substitute the boorishly large plastic-y one, more's the
pity.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pen Nibs

These are my pen nibs.  I took the photo at an angle
for a change.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Today I received an amazing Christmas gift from my
best friend. She sent me a groovy mandala kit, which has a wheel 
with all kinds of stencils on it. The wheel fits in a case holding
paper. You move the wheel around using arrow guides and 
stencil your way into bliss.
Thank you, Beams. I love it.
I hope everyone is having a magical holiday.


Radishes

This one goes out to all the Radishes out there.
happy happy, joy joy

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hearts

Lots of love
Permanent marker and Neocolor II crayons

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stitchery.
Vintage beads and sequins on felt

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pentel Hybrid Technica pen on cheap white paper.

Monday, December 19, 2011

The kids and I made gingerbread houses today, so I
swiped some sweets for this mandala.
If you live in or around Richmond, you probably
know about For the Love of Chocolate, an amazing candy
shop in Carytown.  Go there. Get yourself a treat.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sometimes scribbling is the only way to go.
Gel pen, colored pencil, cheap white paper.

This is another one made using a kaleidoscope program.
I used a picture of the Sugar Plum Fairy's costume from
The Nutcracker.  We went to see it tonight and it was fabulous.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This one reminds me of a screensaver I had
a million years ago.  It was called Hopalong.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cairns.
This one has captured my attention.  It isn't
exactly symmetrical, which usually bothers me. However,
it is balanced-the very nature of cairns.  After I drew it, I returned
to it several times, examining the 'rocks' to see if they really
would balance.  
Fascinating.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today's mandala is brought to you by the  Easy Bake Oven.
Yes, really.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Copic pen and that lovely cheap white paper. 
I wanted to add more to this, but it wanted to be as it is.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I sense a theme growing.
I love pipecleaners.

Friday, December 9, 2011

I wish you all could smell this mandala-that piece in the 
middle is a slice off the bottom of our Christmas tree.
Maybe it is a little wintry here, after all.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Leaves, river rock, acrylic paint and chalk 
It still feels like autumn here in Central Virginia.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This colorful mandala was done with a kaleidoscope program with Om Mani Padme Hum done in wordart on top.  I'm telling myself that making one digitally is not cheating...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

This little guy is made of wire, a washer and itty bitty beads.  It's about 1.5 inches across. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Stabilo finepoint markers on cheap white paper

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And now for something completely different.  The mandala is in the lower right corner, drawn with chalk on the Free Speech Monument in Charlottesville.  Check it out: http://www.tjcenter.org/monument/

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Trusty Copic pen on slightly less cheap paper.

Credit for this brilliant idea goes to my son, Elliot.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Copic sketch pen on cheap paper. I can't tell if this reminds me of eyes or peacock feathers.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Embroidery on felt. The hoop is about 4"across.  This is my first stitchery mandala. I really enjoyed making it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sometimes I really like how one comes out. This one made me really happy.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Here's another one drawn with my lovely Copic pen. This mandala is actually quite small, only about 1.5 square inches.  I do so like tiny things.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Favorite Pen

I drew this mandala with a Copic Multiliner SP in nib size 0.7.  I love this pen. It has a nice weight and a smooth motion on the paper.  The ink is nice and black and the pen is refillable.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to me



Greetings from the land of birthday candles and cupcakes.  Today is my birthday and I am celebrating by beginning this project.  I will be posting a mandala each day for a year.  Stay tuned....