All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography (Federico Fellini). Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.(Buddha) You are what you settle for. You are ONLY as much as you settle for.(Janis Joplin 1943-1970) Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.(Henry van Dyke, poet 1852-1933) "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." (Albert Einstein)
Monday, 2 December 2013
One of many...
I've no idea how this and other drawing entries got into the old blog I've just uploaded! I've marked those entries by renaming them
mandala with boo-kee and spiky
Challenge 147 was a UMT + boo-kee task. I never really know what to make of UMT (=use my tangle), but assume it does not have to be a monotangle (tangle being the new-fangled name used for the word pattern) and that another of the patterns could (or should?) be my own. I decided not to add colour, as the design seems to need the strong black and white contrast.....The edges are a variation of my spiky cactus border. The spheres are filled with an abstracted version of a cactus flower.
Second thoughts about colour! I've added digitally coloured versions below. It's amazing what colour does, but I haven't decided yet which one I like best!