Since the summer I have been layering my mandalas in response to my dance sessions. Recently Katherine led a session about autumn and trees.
I enjoyed making the paper doll cutouts and wondered if the technique would work for trees
I am still working with orange and blue. I love how the colours lift each other and the depth you can achieve with the layering some of these must have 10 or 15 layers if you include the layering on the trees to.
More simple tree on a mandala background
The repetition and circles seem to have so many possibilities. In the dance we were invited to think about roots and the earth. It’s been fun making representations of delicate shapes that have such strength.
I bought several mandala stencils and these have added another layer of pattern. I tried to cut my own. I made my index finger completely numb and the results were very clunky I need to practice to get more control with a sharp knife ( lol)
Design using Dizzy Duck stencils
I have also been using vintage crochet diollies to add structure and pattern to backgrounds
The design above shows yellow paint applied with a sponge and pink ink with a spray bottle on top of a pen and ink mandala
I have my third exhibition up in my hairdressers’Trigg’ on Dundas St in 4 years. http://www.triggstudio.com/
Slightly bashed flyer
This time it feels like I am showing work that reflects a real part of me. I am more relaxed and confident about it than I have been before (we shall have to see if it sells as well!!!)
Grid of the work in my exhibition – I tried working a bit larger so there are some A3 pieces – I will have to get a workshop if I want to do any larger than that.
Final organisation for my exhibition
Exhibition up at Trigg
I have wanted to have a picture rail in my hall since we moved into our flat in Edinburgh . We finally got around to it. Though how I am going to cope with talking to people about my art every time they come to the house ….I enjoyed looking at it , but it feels very exposing and I am not entirely sure I am comfortable with so much of it up (to be honest – it’s a relief to have it down the road ….)
My new picture rail before the exhibition