I created this mandala with the prompt “Homer” for the Canvas Project at the Brooklyn Art Library. This year I plan to participate in the Sketchbook Project as well.
I went with Homer Simpson, rather than the classical interpretation. The mandala is inspired by Homer’s yellow head with black curls of hair. This photo shows the collaged canvas and the tissue paper Zentangled mandala.
This is mandala 58 out of 100.
Here is the completed piece. I created the dahlia stencil from a photograph provided by Cee from her photography blog. I took some pictures along the way so you can see the work in progress. It will be part of an exhibit that will run all of March at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township, NJ.
I will also be exhibiting my Mandala with Rhododendrons in this show.
I hope you have a beautiful day.
I’m grateful to be getting back to my art journal more regularly. I created a lot of art this year, but in the last few months I haven’t done as much in my journal and I missed it. I have had a lot to do during this holiday season. I have also had a lot to do with my continuing & increasing health challenges. But not only did I make a To Do list, I got to check a whole lot off of it. It reminded me of Santa checking his list twice. Checking a list as completed and then going back to review my accomplishments and checking them again was very satisfying.
I hope you have a beautiful day and wishing you light in this time of darkness.
Here is my gratitude journal for the past week or so. I have been doing a lot of journaling on the large mandala (with the iris) that I have been working on, so I haven’t been doing quite so much work in my journal. The printed iris photograph on these pages was the inspiration and all of my iris were a gift from my father-in-law. It was such a happy coincidence that this week we also went to one of his favorite places in the world, the New York Botanical Garden. It was magical. There is an exhibit of Dale Chihuly’s glass work and I will be doing a post featuring that later today on my other blog.
This piece will be on exhibit at the Art Upstairs Gallery at the Mayo PAC 100 South St., Morristown, NJ
I have become a member of the Morris County Art Association and will participate in their show.
MCAA members Show – June 27, 2017 – August 8, 2017
Artist Reception – Sunday, July 9, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 pm I hope to see you there.