Just a little work in progress update on the Sun mandala I’m carving. As of last night I over indulged on some Lindt chocolate, 100 grams of indulgence and stayed up ’til 3am waiting on a friend to fly in from Texas. I’m currently running on four hours of sleep so I’ll probably slip into a deep nap sometime this afternoon before I’m able to progress any further on this piece. I’m looking to have this all carved out by Sunday evening, painted by Monday and shipped out to it’s new home come Tuesday. Hopefully this choco caffeine high wears off soon so that I can function normally ’cause right now I’m stuck between loopy ville and jack rabbit valley and unable to focus on anything. Word to the wise, don’t eat 100 grams of dark chocolate late at night in one sitting. For me, it’s the equivalent of drinking four cups of dip brewed coffee.
Earlier this year I mentioned that I was putting my carving tools away and focusing mainly on drawing. Well, not quite yet. I’ve had this one last 12×12 linoblock sitting on my shelf collecting dust, just waiting to be used. An enthusiastic collector expressed her disappointment in missing out on being able to get a previous Sun Mandala I had made for her collection. So since I had this one 12×12 linoblock lying around and I keep my templates for my carvings, I offered to carve up another one just for her. This is going to be my project for the next week or so. In the meantime here’s a little round up of drawings I’ve done so far for 2017 in case you’ve missed seeing my latest work.
A little throwback to 2015 of a 9×12 mandala ink drawing that I did. I would really like to get around to doing another mandala similar to this but I think I have enough projects on my plate to keep me busy for a minute. I’ll just add that thought to my growing list of artistic endeavors.
On another note, I wish everyone safe holiday travels this weekend. I’m sure I’ll find myself smelling like BBQ and charcoal for the next couple of days. 😊
2015 was a great year for doing more lino carvings and experimenting with larger sizes and a few other mediums. Some of my works turned out pretty well and subsequently was snatched up by a few lovely people. Now that it’s 2016 I plan to focus more on my first love, drawing and stippling, with the hopes of creating some amazing pieces. I’ll still be doing lino carvings here and there but I really tend to put more focus on honing my craft in stippling this year. So here’s to new adventures and new works of pen and ink mastery