Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm H-A-P-P-Y

Crossing Over (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylic on canvas + sacred altering

I'm leaving this year on a high note, and dancing into 2014 with joy in my heart.  I was introduced to this video by Pharrell Williams recently, and I can't stop watching...listening...and dancing all over my kitchen!  It's a round-the-clock mandala of HAPPY!  Enjoy...24 Hours of Happy!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Just Another Mandala Monday...

No "manic Monday" for me...today was one of my "Art in Pajamas" days...relaxed...creative...Happy!

I had seen a video recently (I wish I could remember where!) of a fun, easy way to create mandalas using a square sheet of canvas and acrylic paints, and I was eager to try it for myself.  

Take a square piece of canvas and fold it into  8 sections.  Dab acrylic paints in various colors randomly around the canvas...then start folding and unfolding along your pre-made creases.  Use a brayer to make sure the paints squish and blend well.   Add more paint and repeat the process until the mandala feels complete.

Warning - this is a messy process - so be sure you have your table covered with newspaper or something protective.  Also have a roll of paper towels handy.

And here are  the results!  

Untitled I (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

Untitled II (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

Untitled III (Stacy Wills, 2013)
acrylics on canvas, 9" x 9"

They remind me of Rorschach Inkblots.
What do you see???