The recovery from my procedure on Monday has been much more difficult than anticipated. I've had this done before, and it wasn't really a big deal. This time...Big Deal.
But I've been trying desperately to create..what I can while being flat on my back, in bed.
My husband, the computer genius that he is, figured out how to get the pictures out of ArtRage. Still, not sure how I feel about this program. One thing that drives me bonkers...I keep loosing my cursor. I have no idea where I am. Then I have to search and find myself....what a strange thing to say.
Lately, I've been thinking about Mandala's. The World Dictionary defines Mandala as:
1. Hindu & Buddhist art any of various designs symbolizing the universe, usually circular
2. psychol such a symbol expressing a person's striving for unity of the self (in Jungian psychology)
I have always been fascinated by Mandala's. I they fascinate me, and I can get lost in them. In college, we had an assignment, to do a mirror image design of something in nature. I chose a fish. Our next assignment was to put it in a segmented circular design...I didn't realize I was creating my first mandala. I often find myself drawing in circles, or with patterns. They aren't mandalas, but they both have their roots in that study.
Here's what I accomplished this rest of this week:
|I was playing with ArtRage making some patterns.|
I liked this one, but I couldn't figure out how to get the bullseye out of the center....
|As you can see, getting rid of the bullseye was harder than I thought. |
I ended up blending the paint together (of course if I wanted to d that I couldn't.)