This idea of drawing mandalas to join in with the Summer of Colour was one of my better ideas.
I blogged yesterday about the joys of organising the Awards Evening, if I'd blogged about it today it would have been a far more stressful post. It's not been a relaxing day! First I thought I'd lost a book, then I almost stuck the wrong book plate in the wrong book and had to carefully remove and replace it, then I couldn't find the 'safe' place I'd stored all the cheques that needed to be handed out ... if ever I needed something to calm me down, today was the day!
So, let me share a mandala that I made in the chosen colours of 1 pink + 1 pink + 1 orange last night.
From this I have learnt that not only do I need more practice in dissecting a circle equally, but I really do need to invest in some new colouring pencils.
So after the stresses of today, I came straight home, took the dog for a quick walk and then headed out into the garden for some sunshine and just to clear my head. I noticed that Mother Nature has been taking part in Summer of Colour too ...
I love that Rock Rose, but the petals are so fragile and they last such a short space of time, just like the orange poppy - I guess that will be gone by the weekend.
So I got myself a cold drink, gathered my pad and pencils together and sat quietly for half an hour, trying to gain inspiration from my garden. Trying to add a bit of a flower into the design. So version two is this. It kind of reminds me of a ceramic tile and once I've got myself a few new crayons I think I'll come back to this colour way again!
Please head on over to the webpage here where you will see some amazing examples of what everyone else is up to! While you're there, why not join in too?