Mandala Monday ~ Valentiney ❤

 

I haven’t much of a chance to get outside to create any of my nature mandalas lately.  Whenever the temps haven’t been -30 windchill, it’s been snowing like crazy and the only thing I’ve had the chance to do when I’m out there is shovel.  To be honest, the snow has sort of been kicking my ass haha!  But it sure is pretty and I refuse to begrudge it.  Last night when it finally stopped snowing and I went out there to shovel, it was absolutely breathtaking (and not because of the cold 😉), dusk was falling and the colors were so soft and lovely. 😍

In between the frigid temps and the snow, I’ve been nice and warm inside, painting.  I got a really good deal on some little 4 x 4 wrapped canvases a while back and I thought I’d experiment a bit with painting mandalas on them using some Valentiney colors.  💘

Painting a round design on a square shape is not very forgiving and you can really tell how crooked they are.  I think I might have to try to figure out how to draw some sort of grid on them before I start painting so they’re not so crooked.  The only thing is… I never know ahead of time what sort of design I’m going to paint, it just sort of becomes whatever it becomes…

You would think that as I’m working out from the center and going around and around that it would sort of automatically be centered on the canvas, but apparently not, in my case. 🙃  I need more practice making my dots more uniform in size.  Good thing I have all these little canvases to practice on. 😉

 

Stay cozy, my friends!  Wishing you all a wonderful, love-filled day! ❤

 

 

 

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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21 responses to “Mandala Monday ~ Valentiney ❤

  1. Delightfully hand crafted and NOT machine made❣️

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  2. Your wee paintings are delightful! ❤

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  3. I’m glad you’re adapting to the cold Julie. Snowstorms are always beautiful to me. Maybe you took some outdoor photos to share. 🙂 Meanwhile, I love your Valentine’s mandalas, but not so sure about the name Valentiney! 🙂

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    • I’ve lived here all my life, so I’ve definitely adapted to the climate. Snowstorms are beautiful to me too. 🙂 Sorry, but I actually haven’t taken any outdoor photos to share lately – it’s either been too cold, too icy (we had freezing rain in the mix so it’s made even walking outside a bit treacherous), or I’ve been too busy shoveling – I guess I’ve been more on survival-mode than anything else whenever I’ve been outside. I have taken lots of mind photos though. 😉 Valentiney, you know… like Valentine-themed?

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  4. I think they are very pretty! A welcome distraction from all the cold and snow. ❤

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  5. Julie–these are beautiful! These are paints? They look like jewelry…pearls and different stones…gorgeous.

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  6. They’re gorgeous, and so what if it’s a bit off. These are handmade and there’s nothing better! Happy Valentine’s Day, Julie! ❤

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    • Thanks so much, Dorinda! ❤ It’s my inner perfectionist that gets a bit bothered when it’s so noticeably crooked. We are our own worst critic arent we? 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day, my beautiful friend, sending lots of love your way… 💕

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  7. That is cold. Good mandalas nevertheless

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  8. I think they’re super!! Love them 💓 Hope you are well…stay warm😁 I can’t begin to think of living in those temperatures…brrrrrrrr!

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  9. Okay, those are darling. I love them and I can’t get over your ability to do such intricate work!
    Your cold is too cold for me most days. Not the temps, the winds. It’s like, not the heat, the humidity. But, like, I hate heat so not really the same 😉

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    • Thanks Joey, they are kinda cute, don’t know what I’m going to do with them though. 😉 Haha yeah not really the same, but I know what you mean! And I’m with you on that heat thing – ugh, I hate being hot…

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