Saturday, March 31, 2012

Eat your Greens

I love paint samples and have been collecting
them for years.  Now I have a splendid use for them.

I missed my post yesterday. It is the first time in this
endeavor that's happened.  I'm almost relieved, to
tell the truth.  I had a feeling my new job, with
its attendant hour long commute, would interfere
with my mandala time.  

Ah, well.  Part of the process is being kind to
myself when I fall short of my ideal mark.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ooh, ahhhh


Yikes! I used an image of a bathymetric map of the world as a starting point for this. I love maps.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mandala HD


I just burned through an hour lost in the kaleidoscopic images in Mandala HD.
I love the colors in this one.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Back to basics, again

It felt good to sit with a pen and sketchbook
again.  Smooth bristol and IdentiPen.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mommy love

Another one with Annamika. My daughter made me a love note Spirodoodle and I turned it into this with Annamika. Thank you, Schmoopy.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dig It-al


Still playing with digital mandalas. These were made with a program called Annamika. It is very artistic. It is interesting to experience the difference between digital and non-digital mandala creation. I miss the physicality of the non-digital approach.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More ipadery


These were made using Gravilux images manipulated in my kaleidoscope app.

Monday, March 12, 2012


I was thinking about some of the Aboriginal art
I've seen when I did this one. 
Marker on smooth bristol.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Again with the Flairs and Smooth Bristol
Spring fever, perhaps.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Star gazing

So I mentioned my new job. I am teaching Earth Science.
It occurred to me that time lapse photos or orbits
might fit into my 365 project. The following are a few

Spinning Stars above Himalaya,  

Image: The orbits of a number of main belt asteroids (in brown) plotted together with major planet orbits (in blue).
 Image by Celestia, copyright (C) 2001-2005, Chris Laurel.

Photographing the circumpolar stars.—Barnard

The orbits of the inner planets

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Speak for the trees

My kids and I went to see the Lorax today. 
Colored pencil, marker, and loot for the 

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I used to have a job tying bows. This one was my
daughter's suggestion.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Just doodling

Another PITT pen doodle.
I started a brand new job this week and it took
all my mental and physical energy. My mandalas
have been decidedly unimaginative as a result. I hope to 
hit my stride and have a bit more creative energy.
Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Something different. PITT and Gel pens on smooth bristol