This mandala is different from most of my others in that it has so many geometric shapes in it. At one point I had the sun-shape in the center, two circles around it and lines shooting out in all different directions and of all different lengths. And not perfectly symmetrical......HORRORS! Lol! I wasn't at all sure how I was going to make it work. But somehow, it came together and I really like it! And I had to finish off with more organic shapes around the outside (of course!). I just wish the colors would show up more "true". They lack the intensity of the real thing.
This was done as an exercise.....one of the tasks at the back of Chapter 7 in "The Artist's Way". It's always been one of my favorite ways to "play"......put on some music and doodle until it's done. This was maybe 35 minutes or so. I'm not sure what it's all about but, for some reason it makes me think I have been watching too much of the show "Vikings" on the History channel!