Thursday, January 17, 2008

January- Mandala (of sorts!)

Hi Project 8'ers,
Well, I thought I would get the ball rolling here and post my "mandala". I use the term loosely as this project totally morphed from the design that I had neatly planned out before the holidays which was rich with symbolism. It looks nothing like that first rendering which really was a mandala. Somehow when I began, I was compelled to glue a map down in the background....maybe because we had just returned from London, who knows! From there it just sort of took on a life of its own and became more of a compass than a mandala! (atleast it is round!) Oh well, the best laid it is onto RED! For those of you who are thinking about March, I have a theme....shall I wait until February to post it? Take good care, Laurie


HappyDayArt! said...

I like it! Nice colors and the map is a very good background.

It's O.K. with me if you post March details.


Stephanie Lee said...

This is lovely and a wonderful variation on the theme, I too, have in intricate PLAN for mine, but we'll see what the actual execution of it brings forth. :)

Do tell the March theme! Do tell...if nobody minds. :) I love having a chance to mull things around before I hit the canvas. :)

lklight said...

I absolutely love these colors, what a wonderful piece!

lklight said...

Oh, & yes, please share March with us! I'm always working on 10 million projects at once, & it's always nice to throw something else into the mix.
Also, anyone else who wants to share their theme, please feel free.
And congratulations to Laurie, she is our virgin blogger & she figured out how to post this last night all by herself! You go girl!

Laurie said...

Ok the March theme....actually I have two!(but they are inter-related). The first idea I thought of was "Mad as a March Hare" as Alice in Wonderland says, "The March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps as this is May it won't be raving mad -- at least not so mad as it was in March." As I researched the origins of this saying, I found out that this "proverb is based on popular belief about hares' behavior at the beginning of the long breeding season, which lasts from February to September in Britain. Early in the season, unreceptive females often use their forelegs to repel overenthusiastic males." Who would have guessed!!! But thinking this might be too narrow of a theme, I broadened it to "Herald Spring". So there you have it! Take care, Laurie

Judy Wise said...

Laurie, this piece is terrific. I almost can't look at what others do until I've done mine as I either get overwhelmed or influenced by them. (In this case overwhelmed.)