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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SPOILER ALERT: I'm Working on Lisa Wright's book for the IA Round Robin....

Hello all, sorry I've been away for a few days.  I still have to do a bit of touch ups on Sanctuary before it's finished, but I thought since I've been showing it SO much lately, I'd give you all something new to look at.  Lisa Wright's book arrived on Saturday and since I knew it was on it's way, I'd been brainstorming and decided I wanted to use the upcoming solstice for my inspiration along with the creative network my Inspiration Avenue sisters and I have formed over the years.  Thanks to all the gorgeous mandalas  Andrea Thompson's has been creating of late; I've also been really wanting to make a mandala.....
I spent Monday sketching and re-sketching until I had what I wanted down on paper and then on Tuesday, all I had time to do was just barely begin adding color before needing to address car troubles, visiting an Aunt in the hospital and doing preps for my new art class...but I did get started and here I am to share!
 SO I ended up with a two part design- a fold out spread 
(that I'll share later in the week) 
topped with a mandala as a sort of header. 
 I wanted this to follow a symmetrical pattern punctuated with bits of asymmetry
 here and there...so here it is:
It's pretty small about 6"x6" and me being me took the hard way as usual- instead of painting the swirls AFTER the bodies, I painted around the swirls I'd already drawn and because of this, it took a while to paint the figures....but now that they're done, I should be able to finish pretty quickly and then begin the inside spread to share on Friday....
For now, Happy Wednesday!
xx
Stephanie

9 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Ooh I'm so excited!! This is going to be amazing :)

craftattack said...

This is gorgeous, Stephanie, love those bodies! Valerie

Netty said...

Fabulous, x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

the back to front painting method to make things harder is my speciality... at least it makes things interesting I suppose... this is going to look so dynamic and I am looking forward to seeing it finished... and I get to see an original of yours tomorrow when I go over to Tracey GP's for a cup of tea... yay!!!

artangel said...

This is amazing, great compostition and movement. And what an original idea ... the mandala of the dance!! Looking forward to seeing the other part of the design too.

PS Hope you got your car sorted and that your Aunt is OK :)

Healing Woman said...

Lisa is sure to love this mandala type painting. The figures just 'pop' and the colors are wonderful.

Fallingladies said...

Oh my gosh, i love it so far! So free and spirally!!

priti.lisa said...

Hi Stephanie...once I got to your blog( I haven't been visiting anyone) I had to go through the whole thing... fascinated by your process, so thank you for sharing.You are taking the Mandala to new level! Oh, and your artwork in Kim's book!!!!
You have intimidated me a little with your amazing-ness-ess.
♥♥♥

Victoria said...

HI Stephanie!! Gorgeous..mandala work is so energizing and healing..this is blissful and stunning..shine on kindred!
Beautiful!
Victoria