This mandala was the final one for my time with The 100 Day Project hosted by The Great Discontent magazine and the fabulous Elle Luna. I loved the process of drawing a mandala every day and I came up with many surprises, the main one being that I could draw something every day, not get bored and I liked most of them!
It just shows what you can come up with a bit of a boost, a great idea and a little structure. If I had to draw ‘anything’ every day I might have struggled more with the blank page for three months, but the mandalas were lovely to draw and paint and photograph.
I have picked ten of my favourite mandalas to share from my 100 days of making mandala journey.
This one started with the lettering in the middle and I enjoyed using the cupcake colours. Number 16.
Doodles was the name of the game here. It was nice not to have to draw the grid to start the mandala. Number 28.
Another doodle using uneven circles and different thicknesses of pens. Number 34
This one started with the middle houses and garden paths, the barns pretty much added themselves along with the fence. A good example of what you can come up with if you let yourself play around with an idea. Number 44.
I just love drawing these colored sticks in various formations, so it was only natural that I draw a mandala with them! Number 49.
This one is a very floral mix of grid and freeform. Number 56.
I spotted this thistle on a walk and I love the purple and the shape of Musk Thistles, as is the case with most flowers, there is a mandala in there too. Number 75.
I did a couple of mandalas using collage and I liked how this one came out, it looks much better as a photograph than on the page! Number 95.
Monster mandala! Teeth and eyes and tails and ears! Number 97.
I also followed some other fab 100 dayers on Instagram –
Leaf and Petal Such great collages, every day.
Dainty Dora 100 haiku, soon to be an e book.
Holland Loop Abstract and beautiful colour use.
Hey_jules_studio A daily rainbow still life. Inspiring.
JJ Pockets Collaged postcards.
Giving Nature A super idea, to give a plant to someone deserving every day.
Superleftee One of my favorite projects, all of these drawings make me want to sketch more.
I give you the verbs Pausing, 100 photos of ideas and inspiration.
Such_lovely_Things Photos of loveliness.
They Draw and Cook Another fantastic idea, drawing on Pantone color cards. They look so great!
So now what shall I do? ‘The next 100 day project’ anyone?
Did you do #the100dayproject? How did you like it?
Such experimentation and colour and amazing creativity here – I love that the 100 days gave us such scope to dive in then switch things up and keep diversifying. I loved that watercolour mandala for the final day and the coloured sticks and cupcakes are gorgeous too – all of them are! You could make these into digital patterns?? Also, what a lovely surprise to have a shout out – I should have totally done that! Thank you and here’s to creativity, our next projects and more 100 days of fabulous xx
I need to look at what I can do with them, I am no digital master, so I am not sure about the pattern thing, purely because I don’t know how. Something else to research! I would like to make each into a black and white base to make a coloring book or printables. Goodness knows how I would do that. I need a man/woman who can! It was a great project, so simple, but look at what everyone turned out.
Love these and the first one especially, I’d love to have on a bag or tshirt!
Aww thanks Ann, I would like to do something with them, but I am stumped at even making a printable to offer as a coloring sheet…. I need computer classes!