Sunday, May 06, 2007

Beach Day and Mandala

I finally painted my mandala. It's the first creation from "The Artist's Muse" book and Yahoo group.

We took our daughter and her girlfriend to Crystal Beach at High Island, TX. It's the beach I grew up hanging out at during my wild adolescences near Winnie, Tx. It's a very "country beach" vs. Galveston, the "city beach". So as Jim and the girls trapped over 35 hermit crabs and jumped in the surf, I worked on my Mandala using water soluble oil pastels and gulf coast seawater. Before I can post it, I want to stitch it.

I'm just not going to stress about getting the mandala finished because my mandala is about serenity and peace in a chaotic world. When I look at my mandala I want only beach, seawater and tranquility karma coming from it.

11 comments:

Doreen G said...

sounds great Elaine --don't rush into it-we will be ready and waiting for when you have it finished.

lisette said...

that sounds beautiful - can't wait to see it :)

Sarah said...

Wow - your post almost makes me hear the waves rushing to the beach, and I think I heard a seagull too! Can't wait to see your piece. :)

candyschultz said...

Sounds wonderful. We are still having temperatures in the thirties, mostly at night, but a beach and sand sounds so tempting.

Micki said...

Sounds very relaxing. I wish I lived near a beach.

Susan Schrott said...

You amaze me with all that you create so organically and with truth. I look forward to seeing your mandala and bet I will be able to smell the seawater here in NY. Susan

Barbara said...

Thanks for comment on my blog! Yes some of my works are burned. I have a head tool and I like to use it.
Warm regards Barbara

Doreen G said...

I used to live near the beach but we are now inland and whenever we go to the coast I rush into the water --bliss.
I just tagged you also Elaine

Judy said...

and then there were three....I tagged you too!!

Barbara said...

That sounds so cool. I'd love to know how you used the sea water in your process of creating your mandala. Can't wait to see the final product!

Peace!

candyschultz said...

Happy Mother's Day.