I am very excited! Walter Foster publishing is doing a mandala book! It's a how to book for creating mandalas and they saw my art online and asked if i would be interested in contributing! Of course, i was, so the book is already underway! I will have 6 mandalas in it, and i have been happily painting away! And, yes, every sentence there needed an exclamation point!!!
I am posting one today that i decided not to use. I like it but wasn't totally pleased so i decided to redo it before submitting to the book.
I will add a link when the book is ready, it is all moving pretty quickly.....
Instead of keeping my datebook for my dayjob all pristine and neat, i have been glueing in some quick sketches i did while waiting somewhere, and also smudging in some acrylic paint on blank days in the calender... Nothing fancy and perfect, just messy and fun. I haven't kept it up lately so the last 2 months pages are pretty boring compared to some of these earlier ones.....nothing on those new pages but schedules and meetings.
I have missed paint party friday for a few weeks so i wanted to join in this week. I have actually been painting away this week like crazy, lots of mandalas, and i can tell you why next week..... I am excited and can't wait to share my news!
Back to watercolor and pencil girls in my sketchbook.... I haven't managed to finish any of the larger canvases but I completed a few pages in different sketchbooks this week...my mind seems too distracted to figure out what to work on first, so I have mostly been reading. I finished pride and prejudice and Emma and also the secret of magic by Deborah Johnson.
But what I am most excited about today is I finally, finally have some spring in my yard!!!!!
Not much to show except a fee tiny glimpses of two large canvases i have recently started, much bigger than i normally do and i am trying avoid falling ladies or mandalas in these. But i AM trying to put in pieces of things i love, just glimpses.....