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This week in art

Two new mandalas this week. Line art done in iOrnament, and coloured in Procreate.

Digital mandala

Digital mandala

On another note, I actually made this a couple of weeks ago, but since it’s a gift, I couldn’t post until today. It’s a crocheted baby blanket and loom-knitted hat I made for my friend Lena who is having a baby boy in a few weeks.

blanket and hat

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This week in art

This week I spent some time playing in the iOrnament app, including trying out some of the colour features.

Digital mandala

Digital mandala

Digital mandalas

Digital mandalas

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This week in art

I have two mandalas this week, from my colouring book Geneviève’s Mandalas. Coloured digitally in Procreate.

Mandala coloured digitally

Mandala coloured digitally

And, in case you missed it, I have a new video:


If you want to see all the artwork I have done
since the beginning of the year,
I have posted all the pieces in this Flickr album.

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New Mandala Stencils video

Here is a new video showing how to create mandalas with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils.
Click here for ordering information.

Click here to see the video on YouTube.


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Create your own Mandalas Part 1

Here is the first in a series of videos where I will show in detail how to create mandalas with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils. Whether you want to create your own mandalas for tangling or for colouring, these videos will show you the process.

If you can’t see the embedded video below, click here to watch it on YouTube.

Click here for information about purchasing the stencils.


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Circular Grid Patterns with Geneviève’s Mandala Stencils

All of us who do any kind of pattern drawing are familiar with grid patterns, patterns that drawn on a square grid like these, tow of my favourites:

Square grid

The mandala stencils are essentially a circular grid tool.

Circular grid

And if you draw the same pattern by following the grid, you end up with the pattern in a circular form.

Circular Huggins

Here is a video that shows the process.
If you can’t see the video, click here to see it on YouTube.

Click here for more information about the stencils.

Instructions on drawing patterns: Cadent, Huggins.


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NEW: Mandala Colouring Book

Today, I am publishing my first colouring book. The book is available in a paper version, with colouring images printed on one side, or as a PDF eBook.



Below are two free samples for you to download.

Click the thumbnail to download the PDF.

mandala coloring book freebie 1 mandala coloring book freebie 2

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Mandala Stencils are available again

GCrabe Stencil Manual coverHi everyone, and thank you for your patience while I changed the manufacturing and distribution for my mandala stencils. The stencils are available now from:

Acadia Laser Creations

The stencils are circular grid templates that can be used for a multitude of designs. Click here if you would like to learn more about these stencils, and see videos that show how they work.

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 10

This is week ten of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images below for a larger view.

This is a mandala I drew based on my mandala template number 14.

Turquoise mandala

I also finished this drawing I had been working on for a while. Celtic knots in pen & ink, shaded with coloured pencils.

Circular Celtic Knots

This is a teaser for an online class in bead embroidery I am working on.

Bead embroidery in progress

I have two new mandala templates this week:

Mandala template number 16

Mandala template 17

Finally, I spent time this week cutting up Gelli prints to make collage elements.

Collage elements

Collage shapes from Gelli prints

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2015 Creativity Challenge – week 3

This is week three of Kelly Barone 2015 Challenge.
You can click the images for a larger view.

This is a page from my sketchbook, where I was experimenting with the tangle pattern Cadent, with some variations including a circular one.

From my sketchbook

I am a big fan of Dover Publications and I have a lot of their clip-art books. These two are colouring pages coloured with Prismacolour pencils.

Colored pencil flowers

Colored pencil flowers

These are two pins that can be worn together. The consist of wood pieces covered with Japanese paper and a Swarovski flatback crystal.

Wood pins with Japanese paper

I am experimenting with using grid-based tangle patterns in a circular grid. To get the circular grid, I use my Mandala Stencils. The first one is the pattern Cubine, and the second one is Bales.

Circular Cubine

Circular Bales

This past weekend, I attend Camerida, an event for Zentangle teachers. Calligrapher and book artist Cherryl Moote showed us how to make a booklet with no glue and no sewing. Pretty cool.

Small handmade booklet