Friday, May 08, 2015

Zendala

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying the week.  The weather here is gorgeous so we have been able to spend time in our new small gardens.  While they are so much smaller than I'm used to, they still need work and more plants.  

While on vacation my talented Tante (Aunt) taught me how to draw circles to create Mandalas.  It's so relaxing to draw and colour them and one I turned into a Zendala.   It's a simple design as I haven't been practicing Zentangle in a while, but I love drawing them. 

I used Inktense pencils to add some colour when I returned home.  I didn't have my crafting supplies with me.  That would have required 10 suitcases !


Thanks for your visit and have a great weekend,
Shirleyx

30 comments:

sheila 77 said...

I've always wondered how these beautiful mandalas are drawn. I daresay it is on the Internet somewhere. I like this very much, the delicate colours and the pretty tranquil pattern.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love your MANDALA Shirley.. I specially like that there is color on it.. it's so beautiful!
MORE MORE MORE!

xxx Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Valerie

Elaine said...

Shirley, I love your mandala. There is a slightly looser style than many I see, and coupled with the inktense colour wash, you have a gorgeous end result, I really love this! Elaine x

chrissies said...

This is wonderful design Shirley. It would make an amazing stamp. I look forward to seeing more of them

Love Chrissie xx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Ooh you clever thing! So pretty Shirley! X

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great zendala, Shirley, great drawing with such nice details...and I love the colouring!
Have a great weekend in the gardens!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous Shirley, when I first saw it I thought it must be a stamp. I've not really got into Zentangle (yet). Have fun in your new garden and I hope the weather stays nice for you.

Sue xx

Beth Norman said...

OMGosh, I thought this was a stamp. You are just so darn talented. I love it.

Pat said...

This is beautiful and so cleverly drawn Shirley and I love the different tangles and pretty colours you have used. I'm glad your weather has been good and you have been able to garden. The weather here has been really cold and quite wet this last week so hope it warms up soon. x

Janny said...

Wow beautiful mandala. You have no stamp needed. This is wonderful. Greetings Janny

Shirley said...

Wow, Shirley, you have the perfect touch!! I love the simplicity you gave the BG to show off the mandala! Lovely!

Shirley Chillman said...

You must have the patience of a saint Shirley this make is so beautiful.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Beautiful, love your mandala, and I love the beautiful colours you have used!!!

Greetings
Maria

Enny said...

A beautiful mandala card Shirley ! I guess, drawing and coloring this, must be very relaxing ! Enjoy working in your new garden, I've been busy too in my garden, lots of work now. Greetings, Enny

Margik said...

Gorgeous mandala, Shirley! Hugs, Mar

Saakje said...

You made this mandala just gorgous Shirley. Your way of zentangle makes me a bit "jealous"
coloring and drawing is sooo nice.
XXX Saakje.

Win Dinn said...

I'm mandala obsessed, and this one is lovely, Shirley - well done!

MaryH said...

This is lovely & so colorful. Looks like wonderful therapy too. I've never tried one of these (only tried once to Zentangle, & it wasn't that great, but fun!) Your effort turned out stunningly. Good luck in your new gardens, enjoy the gorgeous weather. I'm liking your new photo of yourself too. You look pretty & happy! TFS & Hugs.

Gerrina said...

Love the design and colours of this one! And ten suitcases, oke, maybe it would fit, but some of mine would be soo heavy :) Enjoy the sunday and I am sure you will make the garden into a dreamy paradise...

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous colours...that image is also so awesome...have a great week ahead..xxx
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Julie said...

Wow Shirley love your design. You should go into stamp designing!!

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is beautiful, Shirley!

Zoe said...

Hi Shirley, oh my this is stunning, so clever and I love how you've coloured it in xx Zoe xx

Karin said...

wow this zendala is beautiful!
Groetjes Karin x

LonettA said...

Beautiful zendala with fine colours! I like it!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful drawing perfect designed mandale, love the harmonious coloring too.
Wish you a relaxing time and a nice weekend,
big hugs Anja

~*~Patty S said...

OH Shirley this is fabulous in every detail!
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

OH Shirley this is fabulous in every detail!
oxo

weim house said...

Beautiful! Love your zendala and your coloring! Looks awesome! Thanks for your comments! Hope you had no more frost! I almost put my tomato plants outside but our "date" is June 2 nd or so I told people last weekend at the school plant sale! :) It is fun helping at the sale and makes me "think" once a year! :) It is so refreshing to see all the beautiful colors after our winter and count how lucky we were to have so minimum of damage compared to others! But a little sad that I lost all my butterfly bushes! Anyway, love your card and thanks for inspiring! Have a great weekend!