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Mandala Scratch Fun!

Have you seen these scratch pads? How fun it was to create some awesome art with my daughter. She especially loved the stencils she could use for her pieces. It was nice just sitting there, talking and creating something truly special between us. The art pieces were just a bonus! *wink* Of course, the first Read More

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Lunchtime Doodle

This flower was done over lunchtime today. If you’ve been following the Lunchtime Doodle series you will know that I have less than 45 minutes to create each piece. I purchased artist tiles that are the perfect size for this time frame. The lines are not perfect, but that it what this challenge is about. Read More

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Lunchtime Challenge

Check this flower out! This is something I have never drawn before but as I was laying down last night trying to rest my head, I was thinking about how I could draw a flower that was unique. The good thing about this flower is that each section can be decorated differently. These are just Read More

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Lunchtime Challenge

This is something I just had to share. If you recall my latest Very Big Sketchbook post, you will notice that the flowers on there were something that I was playing around with. I decided that I was going to play a little more and see what I could come up with. This just might be my Read More

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Crafty Web Mandala!

This mandala came to be long before I really got into Zentangle, but it implements so many principles of that. This mandala was created a while ago, but I realized I hadn’t shared it yet with you guys. Since my current project is taking longer than one sitting, I decided to share it. I would Read More

Pattern Mandala

Mandala – Patterns

Sometimes making a mandala simple, and creating a difficult or busy background is more fun, than actually producing a difficult mandala. This was one of those times. I loved creating this piece as it tested my ability to think of different patterns to create the detailed background I was looking for. Do you like a Read More

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Mandala Weekend

I had completed two separate mandalas this weekend. Although I had a lot going on, somehow I still finished them. Each one took more than 5 hours to complete. I used Staedtler Pigment liners to complete them. As you can tell, this first one took the most time because there are a LOT of dots. But Read More

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Doodle with Bubbles!

On this piece, I used the Art-n-Fly pens that I reviewed earlier. They worked out pretty nice. The smaller tips were perfect for the bubbles. When I first started this piece, I started with just a flower. However, I have just fallen in love with tentacles on flowers, It makes them seem like something out Read More

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Double Mandala

Well today over lunchtime, I was able to start a mandala. It was completely free handed as you can probably tell.  The spinning flower was interesting to draw and the biggest problem is deciding where to stop. This second mandala is one that I did at home with my normal tools of the trade. The Read More

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Mandala – Movement

Often times I find a friend that appreciates my mandalas to ask what they see. This time I was pleasantly surprised to find that several of them saw a spinning flower. This mandala started out as something completely different. I wasn’t even sure which direction I wanted to go. With every passing moment, I saw Read More