I used a simplistic drawing of a butterfly and converted into this hyperbolic tessellation mandala. For this coloring of it, I wanted to create a pen & ink look…more like an illustration…and then color over it with color pencils. For this mandala, I used a stippling (lots of dots) stroke to create the shadow areas (very tedious). This mandala measures 32″ in diameter on 36″ square paper; so it’s quite large for a color pencil piece. I painted it in four days 3/21-24/2011.
I apologize in advance for the poor quality of some of the images. Here’s a slide show of my progress on this painting:
joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady
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My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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