Mandala Monday…

mandala 14 (framed) marker & ink on paper (c) 2009 Lynne Medsker
"mandala 14" (framed) marker & ink on paper (c) 2009 Lynne Medsker
mandala 18 (framed) marker & ink on paper (c) 2009 Lynne Medsker
"mandala 18" (framed) marker & ink on paper (c) 2009 Lynne Medsker

Well, I’ve gone two weeks without posting any mandala images, that’s all I can stand!  Honestly, I don’t want this to become a blog by “that crazy mandala lady” but I really am into them lately!  As with most of my projects I just jump in and do them and then later on realize I need to figure out how to present them.  I had several of the earlier pieces matted so that they can be put into a standard size frame (8×10, 11×14) and then finally made a trip out one day and found that they sell frames that are pre-matted with square openings.  I bought several of those on sale last week (plus found a few here at home that I had put aside for another project).  Between the two slightly different size/styles they fit several pieces I had already made and now I know what the dimensions are I can work within those sizes.  I dropped off six pieces to be included in my show at Healing Arts Indy, I am excited to have them hanging in a gallery space! Five of the six pieces that were hung are shown in this blog post.  Want to know which ones they are?  You’ll have to come see – the opening reception is from 6 to 10 p.m. this Friday night, I would love to see you there!

I am showing the rest of the images without the matting/frame around them so you can get a better look at the details.

mandala 13 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 13" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
mandala 16 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 16" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
mandala 15 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 15" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
mandala 17 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 17" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
mandala 19 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 19" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
mandala 20 marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker
"mandala 20" marker & ink on paper (c) 2009, Lynne Medsker

I really had fun with the first piece, I hadn’t tried using any text in these images and I thought “live life” was both a good message and an easy to use pair of words.  (Although now the more I look at it I see “life live” instead!) Can you think of other words or sayings that might look nice on a piece?

Until next time,

“That Crazy Mandala Lady”/Lynne

5 thoughts on “Mandala Monday…

  1. As I mentioned before, some of these create an immediate reaction.

    I would call #15 “Organized Chaos”. Upon first glance, it looks rather unstructured, but there is a perfect symmetry.

    (In my head, I’ve been naming these mandalas, LOL)

    And, yeah, I see “13 as “life live” also. It think it’s because that’s the word order from each of the corners.

    1. I like “organized chaos”…that is about what my life is right now! 🙂 I need to keep that in mind for a show title sometime! I’m thinking I’ll hang the live/life (life/live) piece by the corner and then it will look right! Obviously I wasn’t paying attention when I started writing, I was just excited about the idea. Ah well…

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