I mentioned in an earlier post that I was taking a *FREE* online Mandala class from Willowing.ning. I really enjoyed it! I usually prefer asymmetry but I wanted to learn more about mandalas so I can feel confident teaching my students how to make them. We used a compass and ruler to create the design then I painted some with watercolor pencils and some with regular watercolors before adding more designs with ink.
The circles are a little distorted. Since the paper doesn't fit easily on my scanner I had to photograph them. One of the shapes I created in the mandala on the left reminded me of a cicada so I just went with it.
Inspiration Avenue hosts a weekly blog party challenge. They disappeared from my blog roll for about a month* but I actually remembered to check the theme this week. This week's theme is Christmas Balls. I had yet to finish one of my mandalas so I thought I would be festive and turn it into an ornament. Maybe I'll find a relative to give it to for Christmas!
*They show up again now all of a sudden so I don't have to remember on my own!