• Grace Mendez Inktober 2019
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    Inktober 2019

    This year I used the iPad app, Procreate for my project in Inktober 2019. Here is my usual experience with most series that I complete: Starting a project in a series is fun and exciting The middle part is a slog Self-doubt sets in and the repetition is a bore The last few days go by super fast It’s over I didn’t use any of the guides that are available in Procreate for Inktober 2019. Within the app, you can create perfect circles, straight lines and symmetrical images in Procreate. I did not want to rely on any of those guides to allow for a more organic look. In my…

  • Grace Mendez Mandala Monday
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    Mandala Monday on Tuesday

    Mandala Monday, except Monday slipped away and turned into Tuesday. Do you have days like that or weeks, months or years? I find that my time is slipping by so quickly and by creating art or working in a journal, I am able to capture and record the evidence of my time. I just had a birthday and it makes me think about the time that I have spent here and what I will do with the time that I have left. How do you record your time? Mandala PDF  

  • Grace Mendez Mandala Monday Mixed Media
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    Mandala Monday

    This Mandala Monday, I’m sharing a mandala that has a lotus flower vibe. The template that I’m giving you does not exactly match the same proportions as the one that I created for this mixed media page, but it’s very close. Mandalas can be used in a variety of ways. One way, as you can see from my example, is to use a mandala as a focal point or to finish off a piece of artwork. If you look closely at my example, you will see that there is a layer of collage and paint behind the mandala. I used Sakura Permapaque® markers and a white Uni-Ponca for the mandala.   Download the mandala…

  • Grace Mendez Mandala Monday
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    Mandala Monday

    So this is really not Mandala Monday because it’s Tuesday. Tardy Tuesday? Yesterday was a holiday and I took the day off from the internet. Working as a solo entrepreneur allows for lots of flexibility. It also means if no one is in the office, no one is there to do the work. My intention with this Mandala Monday series was to create templates that you could download and color in. I hope that this has been useful for you. I will post a few more and then move on to the next thing. To be honest, I don’t know what that “next thing” is right at the moment. I’m…

  • Grace Mendez Mandala Download
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    Mandala Monday Download

    The template for this week’s mandala Monday download is very basic. It consists of concentric rings. You might want to skip printing it out once you take a look at the PDF. I was almost hesitant to offer it because it is so simple. But then I realized that I love simple and maybe some of you do too. To create the mandala template I used a compass to create the rings. If you don’t have a compass, look around your house for different sized circles to trace. Here is a short list of items you could use to create your own template: bottle caps drinking glasses cosmetic jars lids…

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