Art of Concentration: Day 6

The ability to create something beautiful is a wonderful experience.

The Art of Concentration rules are:

  1. Draw lines on a page.  Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

What started out as a page with a mess of lines, can turn into something beautiful.  Here is the line drawing from today.  If you look closely, you will see some circles.

AofC circle mess

First, the line drawing was colored using just black.

circle mess color 1

Next, I colored the line drawing using four colors.  Remember the rule, the same color can not touch each other.  If the colors were placed differently, it could had a completely different look.  See how different it looks from the black and white version.

circle mess color 2

Here is the hand drawn version:


Circle Mess

Sometimes, when the black lines gets close, you will need to assume the blank space between the lines, e.g. lower right corner.

Click here for to download a PDF version of the line drawing.  PDF copies of the line drawings are available on the Coloring Page.


Art of Concentration: Day 4

The Art of Concentration can be a game, and it can a experience in the creation of art. The purpose is to help you focus while creating a masterpiece.

The rules are:

  1. Draw black lines on a page.  Circles, squares, squiggly lines, it does not matter.
  2. Color every other section.  Start anywhere.  Use any color.
  3. If you desire, use multiple colors.  Sections of the same color can not touch.

Circles and Swirls is probably one of the easiest, even though it may look complicated.  Today, was the first day, I did not turn the tile over and start again on the reverse side.

AofC circle swirl

This is a fun line drawing.  For today’s coloring, I decided to use the same line drawing to create two pieces..  One, I did in gray scale.  The other was colored in shades of red.  Yes, I believe pink to be a shade of red.

circle swirl color 1

The grayscale version appears to me that everything is falling into a funnel.  Where the shades of red piece, has a different effect.  Both were created in Corel Draw, export as a bitmap, and colored in Microsoft Paint.

circle swirl color 2

My hand drawn piece was done on a Studio Series Artist tile with brush marker and a Micron pen.


Swirl to Purple

Click here to download a PDF copy of today’s Circles and Swirl.  It is also available on the Coloring Page.


Easter Pour

Here are the pour paintings, a.k.a. fluid paintings, I did on Easter.  I used “Easter” colors:  Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Yellow, and white.  I do not know which one is my favorite.


I thinking this one would make a beautiful background. Maybe some trees. Or, I may just leave it along.



All the painting are 4″ x 4″.

3D Printing – The Easter Egg

Yesterday, I designed an Easter Egg using Tinkercad.  Today, I printed the Easter Egg.  Creating the Egg in Tinkercad is easy.  They have a egg object.  Hollowing out the egg is easy; copy egg, reduce the size, make it a hole, align the solid egg with the hole egg, and group.


Making the two egg halves with the crack was more complicated than making the chick.  The chick is two circles for the body, two circles for the eyes, two flatten and stretched trapezoid for the wings, the heart shape for the head, and Tinkercad’s  chicken foot object for the feet.

To see how I created the crack in the egg, check it out here.  Note:  I am working on other cool chicks, so the design my change.


I probably could have made the chicken bigger, maybe I will.


The egg was printed on Ultimaker 2+ printer.  I read that beta version of the Cura Software allows more control over supports.  Yay!

Tinkercad – the free, online 3D CAD app

Jewelry Box

In August 2016, my parents house flooded.  They had 44 inches of water in their home and they lost most of their belonging.  For Christmas I stained and put mosaic on a jewelry box for my mother.


The box was purchased from Hobby Lobby.  The mosaics was done with polymer clay, and for the grout I used glue and micro beads.




Several coats of polyurethane was placed over every surface, including the mosaic.