a little while ago i posted some mandalas that i created by using some original, traditional drawings and photo manipulating them.
i wanted to delve into this idea a little more. actually i just want to show off my coolest mandala.
i think it looks sort of like flash for a traditional american style tattoo. maybe i should get it! actually, because because my fibromyalgia makes my pain several times worse than it would be for someone with out the disease, so i’m not going to try it again. i’m mostly covered, anyway!
the symmetry of this mandala is just a pleasure for my brain to experience. the softness of the lines make it look kind of dreamy, something from a long time ago. obviously it gives me lots of ideas. that’s so fun!
it’s also fun to try out to different photo editing apps. i did that with such programs on the pc, but doing it with my phone, i had to get apps to do it with. i found several and am checking them out. like anything you do first on the pc and then use on a device, there’s a learning curve, but it’s not like trying to learn to use PhotoShop!
i think this looks like a gate. maybe it’s a gate to a palace, or a crest over a door. i said tattoo already but it looks like i’m saying it again! it would be good painted on the back or a leather jacket (i had a jacket like that, but the painting i’d done on it wasn’t that great. haha!
it’s nice to remember that…and think about how incredibly much i’ve grown, artistically, over the years, especially over the last decade. i can’t believe that i’m still on the art therapy journey, one that i hope will never end!
lately i’ve been working with digital art using PhotoShop Express, Photoscape, and a variety of collage apps. i’m doing all of this on my phone.
i take one of my traditional, original drawings and warp it into a mandala. i’m really into symmetry and repetition. you can see that in these mandalas.
it’s fun to take old work and make it new. it’s a whole different experience.