100 Mandala Challenge – The Next Ten

I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days. My first ten mandalas for this challenge are posted on the 100 Mandala Challenge page.   I am on day 13 and I am seven ahead.  That will come in handy when I start my long drive to the south.  Below are drawings 011 through 020.


Mandala 020


Mandala 019


Mandala 018


Mandala 017


Mandala 016


Mandala 015


Mandala 014


Mandala 013


Mandala 012


September 9, 2018

100 Mandalas

I was reading Kathryn Costa’s book “The Mandala Guidebook“. It challenged the readers to create 100 Mandalas in 100 Days.  My definition of mandalas, not the official definition, is: a design, usually round, that is symmetrical.  I enjoy drawing mandalas, so challenge accepted.  Below are the first five.

Mandala - 1

Mandala 001

Mandala - 2

Mandala 002

Mandala - 3

Mandala 003

Mandala - 4

Mandala 004

Mandala - 5

Mandala 005

As I work on the next 95 mandalas, I will post them on my 100 Mandalas Challenge page.  Note:  The feature image a mandala I did right before I accepted the challenge.

The Good, the Bad

Sometimes you have to work through the bad to get to the good, the pretty, and the amazing.  Believe it or not, you learn something with ugly drawings.  Below are some of the good and bad drawings from August.   Others drawing are on the Drawing page.


August 20, 2018


August 19, 2018


August 9, 2018


August 15, 2018


August 12, 2018


August 25, 2018


August 17, 2018


August 18, 2018


August 11, 2018


August 24, 2018


August 16, 2018


Walking Grand Island – No. 1

My favorite location to walk in Grand Island, Nebraska is Hall County Park.  Why?  The trees!  It has trees, big trees, lots of trees.  The path around the park is about a mile, and there are two other trails: one around the Stuhr Museum property, and a second trail that takes you to the Walmart.

All trails are very peaceful.  If you feel adventurous, you can take one of the many trails into the woods.  If you need a rest, there are plenty of swings and picnic tables.  The restrooms in Hall County Park are some of the cleanest public facilities I have seen.  Yes, they are ranked right up there with Chick-fil-a for cleanliness.

A word of caution.  Watch out for motor vehicles, bicyclists, and wild turkeys.


Good Morning…

Good morning! Would you like to see something pretty? My latest fluid painting.

And, something prettier. Done with neon paint.

Below it is under a black light.

I think I like it better shown under normal like.

Okay, no Wow!

This is one of my pour painting I did yesterday.  I looked at it and thought; that is interesting, it Okay.  Not really what I was expecting.


Then I decided to put it under a black light, because I did use neon acrylic paint.  And the results were Wow!  The black light picture did not pick up all the detail.  You can see the layer of yellow and the blue and pinks hidden beneath the white.