Monday, June 8, 2015

Full Circle

"Circles create soothing space, where even reticent people can realize that their voice is welcome."      Margaret J. Wheatley

Time for another Zendala. And more pastel pencils. I used Genevieve Crabe's mandala stencil to create the template for this Zendala. Here you can see what it looked like to start. I marked all the dots and then formed the design totally freeform - no ruler or compass or anything else but my pencil.

Here's what it looked like after tangling. When I tangle something like this I go in no specific order. Basically I stare at the template and look through my rings of patterns until something hits me. It might be the very center first, or maybe the middle or outside edge.

Then I pulled out my pastel pencils, having a red and orange color theme in mind. I hope you're not getting too tired of seeing my work with these pencils, because I'm not getting tired of using them!
I find it interesting that depending on how my eyes focus on this, sometimes I see the black and white Knightsbridge pop out with the orange Emingle forming a circle behind it, and sometimes the Emingle jumps to the front with the Knightsbridge behind. Oh, the tricks our eyes can play on us!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Caren. I couldn't help noticing the (probably totally unintentional) MaryJane in this Zendala. :) I just know you didn't plan it that way, but you might try marketing this one in, say, Colorado or Washington to those "new entreprneurs" out there in the business. Just sayin' ... LOL Janet S. (No, I don't, but I know those that do and the image just jumped right out at me. Ha ha)