I started this mandala last week and finished it yesterday. It is one foot square so my scanner was unable to pick up the entire image but this is a decent representation of its essence. I’ve been feeling under the weather again, this time with a bad chest cold. Working on this painting brightened things a bit. I was thinking about plants, more specifically herbs, and the healing powers they possess. It’s very interesting and most likely intuitive that I gravitated towards this type of healing subject matter just before I got sick. Our subject matter choices are so broad and widely varied that what we settle on working with has the potential to deliver important messages, if we are open to listening. I worked with a compass, ruler and was heavily dependent on the French curve. I have a large one and a smaller curve. I’ve been curious about them but haven’t used them a great deal in the past. It was interesting to form an entire composition around the curve and its many possibi
The virtual studio of author and artist Stephanie Rose Bird brings together artistic process and reflection with the literary arts, in a manner that is designed to be instructive and inspirational.