Life has suddenly gotten crazy busy.
I’m hip deep in lesson planning for school. I’ve started a new diamond painting, this time with square drills instead of round ones. I’m busily painting minis and trying to improve both my painting and photography skills.
I’m desperately hoping that my black thumb hasn’t killed all my garden plants, though I’ve yet to actually see any produce. And my children are starting college, so I’m scrambling to pay tuition, buy books, and arrange schedules.
All while trying to get my Etsy business off the group, as well as launch a YouTube channel for my mandalas. Speaking of, (insert shameless self-promotion here) if you haven’t checked out the mandalas on my Etsy store, you should! They are larger and more intricate than my Monday mandalas.
Right now it’s just got coloring mandalas, but I’m debating putting some of my stickers up as well, maybe even some of my dot mandalas. I’ve been hesitant to just jump in before now, but it’s amazing how having to pony up for college tuition can railroad right through your reservations about something!
I did manage to snap some photos of my most recent finished minis – I’ll try to post them later this week. I think I’m learning how to use the contrast paints more effectively. Now if I could just find the time to watch some tutorials on painting eyes.
Looking through my files, I found an old mandala I’d drawn using Amaziograph. I can really see how shaky my hands are when looking at the lines here.
I do like the flow of the design and that it’s fairly simple, but the shakiness of the lines bothers me. Or does that make it seem more ‘authentic’? Because it’s not perfect, so it’s clear it’s hand-drawn? Do you consider it ‘hand-drawn’ if it’s drawn digitally rather than on a physical medium?
So many questions, so little time. I’ve got to get back to work, so I hope you and yours are all doing well right now in this crazy world of ours.