Mindful, creative, colourful living.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Adding A Splash Of Colour




After last week's storm, the weather these past few days has been surprisingly pleasant, and the forecaster says this weekend we might get temperatures similar to those in Madrid. We’ll wait and see, because I don’t think we’ve seen the end of winter, yet.

I’ve had a busy week; I had a parent/teacher meeting to attend. (Why is it these things, which are supposed to take about an hour, end up stealing most of the day? Just the way it goes, I guess.) The meeting went well, though. My daughter is on target in most of her subjects and in the others, she is above. I can’t ask for more.

I had a hospital appointment, too; another engagement which took longer than it should.

Despite all these distractions, I did, however, manage to complete some artwork. Last week I said I was going to lay off the mandalas for a while, but I couldn’t resist drawing a few more, along with some intuitive drawing. I also added a bit of colour to some of my mandalas.

I hope you like them.

Have a great weekend. 


Follow me on Instagram.

This post is linked to Paint Party Friday.

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful art and a great photo, it's good to see blue skies and sunshine again. Appointments always seem to take up more time than they should, that's true! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Valerie. Thank you. Appointments always take longer than expected, and it is good to see a little sunshine again. Reminds of an old Beatles song.

      Delete
  2. I'm happy you did not stop to draw mandalas. Everyone you did is fabulous.
    Happy PPF weekend xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, sirkkis. I do enjoy drawing mandalas. Perhaps I've found my 'thing.'

      Delete
  3. I will always admire the beauty, intricacy and delicacy of your gorgeous mandalas.
    Thank you so much for sharing them here on your blog~Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Jan. Thank you so much for your kind comment.

      Delete
  4. Beautiful images John. Happy PPF

    much love...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely mandalas John, so detailed and perfect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Christine. Very much appreciated.

      Delete
  6. What a lovely photo. Your drawings, as always are amazing. So full of graceful detail.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Beth. Thank you for your kind words. The photo is a local scene.

      Delete
  7. oh how nice to have better temperatures, and such a lovely bright view of the water and landscape! You know I love your detailed pen work- black and white or colored in. And if you're so 'drawn' to the mandala form (pun intended?:) why not keep doing it... happy PPF!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you for your comment. The photo is a local scene. Sometimes I think I have to change the type of art I do, otherwise people will get bored. But you make a very good point. I enjoy drawing mandalas, so why should I stop?

      Delete
  8. The mandalas, again, beautiful! The photo is, again, beautiful! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Tarang. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Delete
  9. Drawing mandalas is very meditative...Your works are really beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, BLOGitse, for you comment. I find drawing them very relaxing.

      Delete
  10. Replies
    1. Thank you, Regine, for visiting and for your kind comment.

      Delete
  11. Yes, it's always so nice when the weather settles for a while.
    Nice to read your post John and also to see those beautifully intricate mandalas... it must be so soothing while drawing them. Cheers and thanks for sharing your fine art :D)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Sue. Yes, the better weather always puts a bit more spring in my step. And drawing the mandalas is relaxing. Thank you for your kind comment.

      Delete
  12. lol, nice all of them, but the last one made me a bit dizzy :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are truly gorgeous. You are great at these mandela shapes! I especially love the colored one lower left.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Gloria. Thank you very much for your comment. Your words flatter me.

      Delete
  14. Pleased to read that your daughter's school report was good.
    Appointments both at school, and elsewhere, do often take longer. I usually take a book with me to read … just in case I'm sitting waiting a while :)

    I think your mandalas are lovely.

    All the best Jan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Jan, and thank you for commenting. Yes, it's good she is keeping up with her studies. Ah, books, I take one with me everywhere. I have a post on that subject coming very soon.

      Delete