Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just one more mark

Sometimes a mandala keeps growing by little bits
seemingly without my needing to make conscious
decisions about what mark to make next. I love it when
that happens. It always surprises me.
PITT pen on smooth bristol.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Sheesh. I finally created an entry all on my iPad. I set up Blogsy to upload pictures. Now I am knackered.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This one smells really good

Remember as a kid, scribbling with colored crayon,
then covering it with black crayon or paint, then 
scratching through the black to make colored 
patterns?  It is every bit as rewarding as an adult.
Go.  Try it. 
I did.
And take a big whiff of that heavenly smell while
you're at it.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I love snow.  This was our first of the entire winter.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Today is my 100th mandala.
In honor of this milestone, here are 100 pennies.
Old, new, indian head, wheat, and smashed.
Thanks to my husband for this idea, and the
use of his cents.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

White and black

For those of you looking for a good pen to use on 
dark paper try Pentel Sunburst Medium Gel.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It's one of those days when I can't seem to settle on an 
approach. So here is a little slip of a thing for today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, Mrs. Grossman

These are vintage stickers from my original collection
from the '70's and '80's.  
I hope everyone has a heartfelt Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Three Months In

Well! I have completed three months of daily mandalas.
This has been an amazing experience and I am 
really looking forward to seeing that the next three
months brings.
This is a crochet motif, and the really cool thing about
it is that I don't know how to crochet...I am learning
on the fly.  That is just the type of thing that has
been happening through this daily practice.
Thank you all for visiting.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Talking Stick

Prismacolor pencil on driftwood. This was a 
challenge to photograph!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


This is a Spirograph-like application that could easily
suck hours out of my day. Hours spent delightfully, mind
you. This is a spattering of the ones doodled this evening.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sitting with a pen in my hand

I have a book called the Dancing Wu Li Masters
(I think that's the title, I can't find it at the moment) 
about Sufis.  It has a wheel pattern on the cover and 
somehow, the pattern found it's way into this 
mandala. It is a luxury to sit with a pen in hand
for an entire hour to see what comes out on the paper.
PITT pen on smooth bristol.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Shhhh....I am chaperoning my daughter's first
slumber party and so have limited access to my stuff.
I did this sad little mandala on my iPad. I have very
little experience drawing with this tool. Does it show?

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I forced myself to be patient and draw this. I have had
a hectic week and sitting still has been very difficult.
Working on this yearlong project has given me the gift
of seeing the benefits of sitting still long enough, and 
doing enough work, to achieve a result.  The result
doesn't have to be perfect, or even very good.  It just
has to be complete.
For this swirly bit I used a PITT pen on smooth
bristol board.  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Knitter

This was inevitable

I love to knit.  So does my cat.