The fun thing about making mandalas is how they develop and grow. I usually have something in mind when I start based on a haiku that I wrote. During the creative process the mandalas and haiku both change and grow to something entirely different. Kind of a mind over pen. 😊
‘Changing and growing
Watching the evolution
From line to beauty’
This is Day 5 of Mandala Magic. I was supposed to use. a Compass to make flowers from circles. I couldn’t get it to work properly so I just did this, math major that I am.😄. But I like this one full of daisies. Of course.
Just call me a renegade.😄. I guess sacred geometry and I will never be friends
Daisies or just weeds
No matter what life deals you
The sun still comes up
Day 4 of Mandala Magic. The basic design of three fingers and two thumbs is called a ‘hamsa’ which is a protection symbol to ward off evil. I did it but it just strikes me as too strange and I did not enjoy making it at all. I don’t know, maybe there is no evil around to ward off 😄
‘The all seeing eye
Nestled in the hamsa hand
Warding off evil’
Day 3 of Mandala Magic using concentric circles.
Gracefully swooping a round
And daisies again’
Funny how those daisies keep showing up!😊
I am taking Julie Gibbons 5 days of Mandala Magic Even though I’ve been doing them a long time it’s still fun and enlightening plus a great form of meditation to know yourself better.
As I started this first one, I wrote this haiku:
The essence of life’
Then as I progressed I wrote this haiku:
Creating a new design
At the end I wrote;
‘Yet, in conclusion
With all the geometry
It’s still a Daisy’
😄😄😄. Used my new fountain pens
#inktober #haikutober Day 27
I am still enjoying making mandalas so I stayed with it. I can’t seem to get on Arizona time and have been waking up at 4-5am so I go for a walk, eat breakfast and start a mandala. My jet lag from Wisconsin (2 hours) won’t let up.
‘Thoughts swirling around
Crashing into each other
Pens:TWSBI, Lamy, Piper Cub, Micron and colored inks