Wednesday, August 13, 2008

working with shapes

I've been working with the 3 shapes, circle, square and cross. I'm finding it interesting to be "structured" in this way. Staying within some limits rather than being spontaneous.
I chose a card from John Greer's Sacred Geometry deck. The Right Triangle.
I proceeded to create a mandala using just this shape. Every one is a right triangle except around the edges of the circle.
Discipline. Focus. Structure.
It's not my style really... but I think it helped me.
I felt good doing this after awhile. After it was colored in, I didn't really like it, mostly because I could not choose between two different approached and flip-flopped between mirroring and being sequencial.
My sponanteous side needed a part in this and did the patterning and then I liked it much better.
Doing this mandala work has gotten me to go deeper within myself.
It's also addictive :-)


marianne said...

I have an award on my blog for you!
love >M<

Janet said...

I've just found your blog through The Pulse and I love your art!! I especially like your zentangle mandalas. I love doing that kind of art. I will definitely be back to visit your's very inspiring.