mixed media, paper crafts, acrylics, digital, fabric, metal, polymer clay, altered books or any other bits and pieces of ephemera I can find to display.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
My First Mandala
This is my first mandala. I started with an ad in a magazine - a picture of fruit - for an inspiration, used pens first, then scanned and then used Photoshop to brush in details and add words and background swirls. I made 2.5x3.5 sized ATCs of these to send in to a swap hosted by Megan Warren in Australia, one of my soul sisters on my Soul Journaling group. I love to look at the mandalas of Patricia Mosca at From the Inside Out, whose work inspires me in this area. It took me a while to get the hang of mandalas because they are so different from what I'm used to doing, so I'm extra proud of this.
Originally a Jersey girl, I moved to Manhattan in 2004 when I married my handsome husband. I have two funny, amazing, grown-up kids (and a kid-in-law) who are the light of my life, a sweet little dog and two goofy cats. All these people make me smile daily. I own my own business and like my job a lot, and when I'm not working I like to play with art, photoshop, my camera, books, writing, and of course, i love to shop.