Michelle Ward's Crusade and another mandala!
I'm glad to be back on with electricity.
Yesterday afternoon a insane thunder storm
came whipping through town,
knocking 45,000 people out of power.
It has been in the mid 90s (before the heat index),
so the lack of Air-Conditioning wasn't fun.
But the power came back on today and I am back
to basking in light and internet and AC.
I have been working steadily over the past
few days on a new BIGGER mandala.
I have been trying them out in my tiny moleskine,
but decided to try it out in my big journal.
The first one was a disaster,
so for the second one I decided to bust out
my compass and ruler.
I am a fan of symmetry.
I punched it up with some watercolor.
There really is something so soothing in the repetitive
drawing of simple shapes, and so far I really love the outcome!
Its one of those things that looks harder than it is.
Seriously, I can't draw AT ALL.
On a different note, I decided to jump back into
Michelle's Crusades. I love her ideas and techniques,
and I'm glad to have the inspiration back.
Her challenge this month was simple: Gridlock
Make a grid in your art journal.
This goes along with my analytical/linear mind.
I love grids and tiny details.
For this challenge, I cut up some of my
spray-painted papers that I have been hoarding.
Why is it that when you cut up papers to smaller sizes
they seem more fascinating and awesome?
I like the end result, but it sat for a few days.
It needs something else, but that something else
never came to me.
Maybe one day!