Saturday, April 21, 2007

Mandala

I recently joined a new online group called The Artist's Muse. This is also the name of a book recently written by Betsy Dillard Stroud.

The group is going to discuss the book chapter by chapter and using the deck of cards included with the book, we will come up with challenges to create a piece of art.

In the first chapter, there is a challenge to create a personal mandala. A mandala is a circular shape and has symbols that mean something to the artist. The symbols can be graphic shapes or colors or anything that have some sort of meaning. Our personal mandala could be made out of any medium we choose.

While creating my mandala, I kept thinking about nature. I love gardening and flowers and beautiful scenery found in nature, so this is what my mandala is about. I started with a paper/fabric background and added the colors of green, blue, and yellow to represent the sky, sun, and plantlife. The shapes you see in the mandala are flowers, leaves, and swirls to represent beautiful plants. I also included shapes symbolizing stepping stones and shapes to indicate trellises or arbors for plants to grow on. The design is inked on with pen. The piece measures 20" square.

16 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love the colour, the symbols, the flowers, everything.
    Well done!

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  2. Amazing Terri. Beautiful design and colours.

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  3. Terri I don't know what to say. It just takes my breath away.

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  4. Wow! It's beautiful! There's something inviting and calming about it.

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  5. Terri, I love this mandela. Very well done! The ink work is beautiful.

    Joanna

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  6. Terri, as always what ever you do..you do it 110% ... "AWESOME" art girl!!!!

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  7. That is just so amazing Terri. It all works together so beautifully.
    Hugs, Alis

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  8. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Your mandela is interesting.

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  9. Terri, this is beautiful, so spiritual and calming.

    Claire tdelt

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  10. The Artwork is phenomenal Terri, the colours are beautiful and the meanings are lovely. WOW!

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  11. I have serious Mandala Envy. This is gorgeous Terri.

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  12. I love the colours and designs you've used ~ Jx

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