you'll have noticed that i often revisit certain ideas at intervals. this is one of those: layers of circles... punched or painted or handcut... layered neatly or wonkily... overlapping or lined up to make a pattern... i come back to circles over and over. i'd apologize, if i felt even a little bit sorry about that, lol.
when i'm stumped i will just tackle the prompt in a completely literal way. in this case that meant making strong vertical lines. i thought by the time i filled the page, i might have a really clever idea. i didn't, so i just filled the colorblocks with doodles.
this time the prompt dictated both the materials and the idea. i wanted to make textural spirals, out of paper. patterned paper was too bulky. plain tissue was a bit dull. then i found some cool patterend tissue... (in retrospect, i wish i hadn't added the stitching since it flattened the tissue a bit too much.)
i love colorburst and i love pens. some nights it's impossible to choose between them. seeing as i worked on this while re-watching the movie, "minions" i'm a bit surprised that there isn't more yellow... or bananas!
a colorburst blotting page that got turned into something a bit abstract, with pen doodles that somewhat tried find shapes inside the overlapping watercolor.
(what can i say, they can't all be masterpieces, lol!)
for some reason, i rarely mix collage, paint and doodles. NO IDEA why not, and i sort of think that might change in future!!!
i hope your monday will be as bright and cheerful as this colorburst mandala!