Ain't No Ninny

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Journal 52 Week 21, Prompt: Mandalas

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The prompt for this last week’s journal page was “mandalas”.  I usually draw and create my own mandalas from scratch starting with a hard-lead pencil in my journal then finishing with Micron pens and coloring with alcohol marker.  But I wanted to do something more organic this time.  Mandala means circle in sanskrit.  The circle symbolizes eternity or completion of a cycle or homeostatis/balance.  That made me think of the principles of Yoga and all the elements in Nature that are organically complete and balanced. 

Materials used:

  • Dylusions Journal 9×12
  • Acrylic paint (different brands and types and colors)
  • Gelli plate monoprints that I had previously created on copy paper and deli-paper (this formed the background and the cutout flower, spirals, snake)
  • Stencils by StencilGirl and (the webbed design) by TCW
  • Pitt artist big brush pens in black, purple, and green
  • Sharpie paint pen in white
  • Sakura gelly roll gel pen in white
  • Micron pen in black (.03)
  • Washi tape (to form the header)

And this was the result which I think turned out well.  I really love the colors.

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Author: aintnoninny

I write poetry and fiction; create doodle art; do genealogical research; take photographs of the world around me; think about odd things; hike the red rocks; and obsess on food.

2 thoughts on “Journal 52 Week 21, Prompt: Mandalas

  1. Creative, refreshing use of mandalas in motif and really nice calligraphy in upper right–it suits the composition and the subject well. I would love to see a subsequent image providing greater detail of a portion of this image.

  2. Thanks for the compliment and the suggestion for adding more images with details of a portion of the page. I’ll keep that in mind for the next journal post. 🙂

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