Monday, February 7, 2011

One "Hippity Dippity" Mandala ;)

I must say this is definitely the most "hippity dippity" mandala I've ever created! =D  Lots of peace, love and good things happening in there!  Even the lettering took on a sort of 70's feeling - totally unintentional but I liked it. I really wasn't sure about putting words in a mandala but I wanted to convey a positive message ;) I thought a little experimentation couldn't hurt and I think it worked out for the best... :)

My favourite part ended up being the texture created with the little spirals in the red (below). I love the resulting shading effect!
For this piece, I started out with my new watercolour crayons (which I loved but lost their luster on the wood when they dried), then went for my good old reliable FW inks to brighten things up a bit. Over top of that, I blended coloured pencils which gave it a more "folk/rustic" feel (Love that!). I also experimented with a silver gel pen - I will definitely be using them again soon, they're great! Then of course I couldn't resist little rhinestone embellishments ;)
"What Does Your Heart Say"
Mixed Media on Wood
10"x 10"

And voila! The finished piece...I'm now off to start my next painting... not sure what it's gonna be but I'm in the mood to draw "dragons"... we'll see where that takes me! :)

Have a great week everyone!



  1. Hi Cindy, I love your amazing mandala! It is so beautiful and meaningful! Wini xo

  2. Woweee, this is stunning, the detail is incredible! Hey you can't beat a bit of love and peace or should I say "love and peas"!! :) xx

  3. Thanks so much guys! And Jenny, you're hilarious! Nope you can't! :):)

  4. Love this - It is indeed stunning - I love all the detail and the theme is perfection!

    Wonderful work!


  5. Wow, Cindy, I love this mandala, the shine on it makes it look so good.I just love the depth you get with your shading


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