Sunday, 20 November 2011

Day 20 - AEDM & Nablopomo - mandala & paperbark

a very quick post today showing more stages of the mandala i've been working on

mandala continued...

mandala continued...

mandala continued...

 mandala finished....i think

i wasn't really happy with the end result but this IS what i worked on today.

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and a little more inspiration

this is an australian paperbark tree. it is native to australia and is a member of the melaleuca family. i love the papery bark and i think it would work well in mixed media collages.

Australian paperbark tree

until tomorrow

~ love,light and peace ~


21 comments:

  1. You don't like it? (My jaw is on the ground) I think it's turned out beautiful - the black outline detail is just fantastic, I think it makes it unique and really interesting to look at. Hope you are feeling better today dear :) x

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  2. Oh, I agree with Jenny! I love it! And it looks like you picked a journal that you can fill up with mandalas!! It's really just extra fancy doodling. I'm sure you'll like some more than others.

    I am fascinated by that paperbark tree! I'd love to see you put some of it in a collage!

    I hope you got to watch Part 2...and that you are feeling better today. Love and hugs, my friend! :):)

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  3. It's beautiful--maybe you're just looking at it too much. We're looking at it with a fresh eye--love the detail, design and that color!!
    And that tree--you'll never see that here--very cool1

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  4. Your mandala is coming on nicely and I like the way you draw on it with ink.
    The tree is magnificent, you should definitely find a use for it.
    xx

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  5. I think this is beautiful! So funny that we sometimes see our art so differently from what others see. I love the quality of your photos - what kind of camera are you using?

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  6. *Wonders if maybe this is just another time when the saying about us being our worst critics is so true*

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  7. I agree with everyone your work is beautiful. The colors come through so vibrantly and the detail is amazing. I can't wait to see what you are going to post each day. Your work is so inspiring.

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  8. Hi Serena, this mandala is beautiful and vibrant. Thank you for sharing the different stages of your work, I feel less intimidated by your end result knowing how you got there.
    I have also wondered about paperbark before and thought the smooth surface might be lovely to paint on, but haven't got to experiment yet.
    I look forward to checking back in to see what you're up to =)
    xo

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  9. I think it looks great! I love the little color notes, too :)

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  10. I love that you show the step-by-step process of how you made this mandala. The little color swatches are great too.

    I like the way it looks, but even if you aren't that into it, the process of making the mandala is at least as important as the final product!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your process. I don't know why you're not happy with this mandala....I think it's beautiful. The colors are great and the doodles add just the right touch.

    That bark on the tree is amazing!!

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  12. I really like it and love the colours and black outline, but I think we will all sit back in a few weeks and look at what you are making then and think back to this one and understand what you are saying... I think they are going to be that good down the track... stay cool today... fells like it is going to be a scorcher xx

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  13. This is really good, Serena. :-) It looks so nice. The pattern and colour combination are amazing. :-)

    xoxo
    Ida

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  14. what a cool looking tree :D

    you don't like that? why?

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  15. I'm getting the impression that you're outvoted on the mandala, but just in case I'll also say that I like it :)

    Love the tree. We have birch trees which give very fine layers of bark that can be used in artwork quite easily.

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  16. Hi Serena,
    I love your Mandala! Don't know why YOU don't like it. :(
    I love that bark on that tree. It would be great to use in mixed -media art. I could probably even make a doll from it. :)
    Hugs

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  17. Hi Serena,
    Wow, love seeing the transformation of your Mandala.
    Now, really, 'not happy' you could always send it to me. lol
    The colours are perfect.
    Creative hugs,
    Anna

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  18. You were thinking it would turn out differently than it did, I suspect, and it emerged like this anyway. I love it, too, as do the majority of your commenters. But that paper tree? Amazing!

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  19. I love your mandala and all the squiggles and doodles. Very pretty! And that tree is pretty cool too. Best wishes to you, Tammy

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  20. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Rest and recuperate.
    I love the end result of your mandala. Great idea to do your colour palette samples on your page for future reference. I always say I will do this then get so caught up in the painting that I forget. Yes, I am a scatterbrain sometimes.
    The paperbark is one of my favourite trees and I think it would look fantastic in a mixed media. So much yummy texture
    Lee:)

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