I started using my 2017 Hobonichi planner and am trying to get used to the different format. Yesterday I decided I didn’t like what I was doing so tried something else. Fountain pen ink is fabulous on this paper, just glides over it. I wondered how watercolor would work. Not so much, but then I realized I paint with a lot of water and that’s what didn’t work. So I blotted it off.
Then I decided to make a mandala over the light color and wrote my frustration in circles.
So I turned an experiment into a piece of art fun.
Somedays I just have to create a mandala. This haiku got changed several times during the progression of the mandala. The change depends on what my mind reveals.
‘Those tiny pieces
Swirling around the daisies
Bits of memories’
Done with fountain pens and different colored inks.
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!😊