While walking one day I came across a dead, fully-intact, butterfly on the ground. I carefully picked it up and brought it home with the intention of creating a butterfly mandala based on its markings.
The Fiesta mandala is one of a series of 21 asymmetry mandalas created over a 3 week period in autumn 2007. It consists of …. My asymmetry mandalas come about by drawing in-the-moment inspired doodles.
On occasion I participate in EBSQ’s monthly online art shows (of which I’m a juried member). The theme for the February 2009 show was: “One Word Concept: Hidden”. The idea “hidden in plain view” came to mind. I love playing around with words. I outlined the “hidden” word and then randomly doodled large wavy lines around and through it.
This hyperbolic tessellation mandala features turquoise flowers and orange butterflies, with purple bodies and blue orbs on their wings; all of which help to make a garden delightful…hence the name “Garden Delight”. I used fine-point markers to color this version of Garden Delight.