Saturday, 18 July 2015

Summer of Colour The final week

The last Summer of Colour week!  These weeks have flown by and I've really enjoyed participating in this series. Some lovely bright colours to mix this week:


So, without further ado, the final mandala of the series:
I know you must be fed up hearing from me about how relaxing it is to draw these mandalas but I'll say it one more time - you just get so absorbed in chasing your pattern around the circle!  I thought I would try and multi-task by starting this one off while watching an episode of Nashville (any other Nashville fans out there?  Wow, what an episode this week!) and I had to rewind the recording and start all over again because (spoiler alert if you haven't seen it) one minute the main character was all lovely-dovey and trying on her wedding dress and the next time I looked up she was in a car taking off her engagement ring and driving away while her husband-to-be destroyed the chairs which were all lined up ready for the ceremony.  Clearly I had missed something rather huge in the storyline while drawing around swirls with my gold pen.  (Which I love and may try and find a way to use every single day)
 
It's going to be a funny old week at work this week.  Our school breaks up on Wednesday - hooray! - but it will be the last day of work for my closest colleague.  She will have been there 20 years and is about the only person in my office who's been there longer than me.  She's an author and is leaving so that she can write full time.  It's going to be so weird without her sitting at the desk next to mine.  I predict tears at some point on Wednesday.  Probably at several points on Wednesday actually.  Must remember to take a box of tissues with me.  But, on a brighter note - no more work until September 1st for me after that!  Oh the joys of working in a school.  I wonder how many mandalas I can draw in six weeks ... 

11 comments:

Valerie said...

Nice SOC-entries!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I love your mandala made with this week's SOC colors! I have loved seeing all of them and reading about how relaxing it is to make one! I absolutely NEED to get started on one - maybe I will have time tomorrow! Thanks for sharing them with all of us at SOC. I have enjoyed following you!!! Hugs, Sharon

Linda Kunsman said...

hooray for your summer vacation-enjoy! Beautiful mandala and although I've never drawn one I can understand the calm it instills. I feel the same way when I'm doing a drawing lesson from JoAnne Sharpe's classes. You put more thought and control in that versus splattering paint all over for a mixed media project-which I also love:)

Wanda said...

Glad you get some summer time off. It's always hard to lose a co-worker you've known and enjoyed so long.

I'm new to this form of art ~ the Mandala....beautiful, delicate soft and lovely.

helena said...

beautiful use of the colours this week - happy summer of mandalas

Susan Carol said...

Another beautiful mandala, I've loved them all. Have a great summer hols and hope you don't get too sad on Wednesday.

Kristin said...

Thank you! xo

BJ said...

Gorgeous mandala, BJ

Maria Ontiveros said...

I find this one hypnotic. I'm afraid I only made it to week 2 this year.
Rinda

alexa said...

That's a very lovely design and colourway ... And I hope your final day with your friend had lots of happiness in as well as the sad moments too.

Caz said...

Absolutely lovely!