Friday, May 29, 2015

A glimpse in my sketchbook

These three ladies appeared awhile ago and I just never got around to posting them. Possibly future characters in some unwritten novel....

I haven't spent anytime lately actually trying to finish the novel I did start last year. I have been concentrating on the Mandala art for the upcoming book! But I have been thinking about the novel, dreaming about how to finish it. Finishing is so much harder than starting! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

sacred circles

I make these little mandalas often, 
they're not always elaborate, or fancy,
just something to create when i have a minute.
so i will try to post one every week...

Stuff on my work desk...

Friday, May 22, 2015

My news!

I have news! I will just blurt it out...

I am going to be in a book!!!!!

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.....

Friday, May 8, 2015

A glimpse in my work date book....

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!