Mandala Monday

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I’m all done with the 2015 Index Card A Day challenge. I started each morning with the index card and this morning, when I didn’t have one to make it felt a bit odd. When I started, I didn’t know if I could make each one into a mandala. At times, I took liberal use of […]

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Painting With Crayons

Grace Mendez Altered Book Page

Pam Carriker’s book: Mixed Media Portraits is one of my favorites. I took one of her projects, Painting with Crayons and recorded a video of my process. It goes to prove that you can do a lot with only a few supplies. Supplies that I used: Pencil Caran D’Ache Neocolor II watersoluable crayons Matte medium […]

Mandala Monday

Grace Mendez ICAD 52

The Index Card A Day Challenge is coming to a close soon. I am working on the last five to round out the 61 cards in total. This last week I didn’t put too much thought into all of the prompts, like “Envelope”. It has instant recognition as an airmail envelope. A tricky one to […]

Mandala Monday

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Sometimes in the process of a challenge, whether self-imposed or as a group participant I want to quit. I think: Why bother? Who cares? This is taking too long. No one likes my work. Everyone else’s work is much better. I could be doing something else. This is boring. It doesn’t look anything like I […]

Mandala Monday

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Mandala Monday is here again. I’m enjoying the daily process of thinking of a mandala to create. They are all based on the #ICAD15 challenge who provides a daily prompt with a weekly theme. Some of my mandalas are more literal and some are a bit of a stretch. Full disclosure: I have discomfort in sharing the […]