Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mandala Al Dia

I've been taken in by the idea of a little mini project a day after seeing some of the collage a day projects and the like on other blogs.  I wanted to try a mandala a day, most likely collage-ing on round paper. I'm trying not to be strict about symmetry within the piece or my own preconceived ideas about mandalas, just that they be circular. The diameter turned out to be a rather random 3  3/4 inches (11cm)  just because the most handy circular object was that measurement. ( which happened to be a miniature trash can lid)

As soon as the weekend hit and we went camping I fell behind so several of these were made on the same day to catch up.

Aug 27, 2010
I think I had a bit of toxic residue floating around my psyche when I started out.
The speck of gold attached itself later.

Aug 28, 2010
Aim! Focus!

Aug 29, 2010 
More than half is sparkly now.

Aug 5, 2010
A Delicate Balance
bits from my old prints, stamping and faux gold leaf

Aug 5, 2010
sharp snips

Aug 5, 2010
One of my favorite etchings from my '91 printmaking class, faux gold leaf, ink on acrylic.
My favorite mandala of the bunch now as well.

Aug 5, 2010
Travel thoughts
enlarged passport paper, ink on acrylic

Aug 5, 2010
Make sure everything is lined up straight!
waxed fabric, old printmaking snippet,

Aug 5, 2010
The ubiquitous mosquito that can overtake the beauty of wilderness.
Alaska Beer cardboard, target practice, Chinese health pamphlet image and stamping.

Aug 5, 2010
I've been thinking about my travels today after looking through and posting photos.
enlarged passport paper and image from Chinese travel health pamphlet


  1. You have such a powerful imagination, Numinous. These mandalas are so evocative.

  2. These are great. I don't always make it every day now, but it really helps to keep the juices flowing...xox Corrine

  3. Mandalas with a sense of humor! How fun.

    I agree the fifth from the last is my favorite (non-sense-of-humor one).


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