Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Mandala is a Form of Self Exploration Through Meditation

081608-Mandala, originally uploaded by biffybeans.

The Mandala is a form of self-exploration through meditation. It doesn't matter where you start, or where you end up... What matters is tha tyou took the time to be introspective. To be creative without judgement. To allow yourself a moment of time to be PRESENT.

For me, much like drumming or chanting, the repetitive nature of the work puts my mind at ease.

Art heals your mind, AND your soul.

Create it, ponder it, then give it away. 08/08 SMS

Mixed Media Mandala -

Lamy EF Safari filled with Private Reserve Burgundy Mist ink.
Pelikan M200 .07 CI filled with Noodler's Bulletproof Black ink.
Prismacolor (yellow) colored pencil
Winsor & Newton watercolor paints (Bijou Box)
Cachet 7x10 watercolor book


kataish said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Its one of my favourites by you, I think. I love the writing too. You have fabulous gorgeous beautiful writing.

gypsy said...

You've captured the essense of why I sketch ~ it lets me relax, focus, stay in balance. I love the mandalas that you bring to life with paint. Also... I've not drawn with a fountain pen - lately I'm using micron 01-05 or PITT pen SF but you have motivated me to try! I've always expected them to leave ink drops!

Stephanie "Biffybeans" Smith said...

Kata, you are too kind.

Gypsy - Fountain pens, where the ink is contained in the body of the pen or in a cartridge, shouldn't ever produce ink drops. They (usually) have a very nice smooth even flow.

If you shake the pen or drop it, you could get a few spatters.

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