September 20, 2009

PrismDesigns Homework

I picked up this PrismDesigns work book last week at Michaels and thought I could play around with the mandalas in it.  I really didn’t give myself many rules.  I could color outside of the box and I could embellish any of the shapes in anyway i wanted.  Again, this is a wonderful way to lose myself.  It’s also a fun thing to do while waiting or watching TV.  I also find it’s been a good exercise for me to control the pen. I’m exercising those finer muscles in my hand which will help me to make the lines go where i want them versus wobbly and sloppy.

I’m not sure why i’m drawn to this right now.  I’m still doodling and I think these pages will give me more ideas.  I’ve got a BIG IDEA brewing for something i want to paint.  I just have to find the right item.  When i do I’ll fill you in on it.

The pages come like this (see below).  Yes, just like a coloring book!  There is a whole collection of these books out there.  Nature, architecture, optical illusions and many more.  You’ll have to check them out some time.


Here is the first page I colored! 



I’d love to see or hear about the ways you practice your craft.  The homework the exercises you give yourself.  Please fill me in on the other tools and habits that you find fun and worthwhile.

1 comment:

Katy said...

I'm drawn to those coloring books too, but I've never bought one. I may pick one up now!

I just found your blog, and I love your journal pages! I like that they are beautiful and colorful but simple at the same time. No need for a ton of layers of paint, gesso, etc.


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