December 4, 2007

Now You See it, Now You Don't


Inspire Me Thursday's "Paradox" Challenge:
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Creating intuitively...heck, living intuitively is my prefered way of travel while on this this yellow brick road we call... "life". -- I began this mandala with a few random, intuitive strokes the other night ...just to do a little something creative and colorful before going I went to bed. -- The second night I decided to add a dab of red in the middle..just a few strokes...then off to bed. -- The next night it caught my eye while reading...so I added more red...first on the lower-right. Oooo! I liked that! And...then the upper arc...then the lower-left portion begged for red's attention. The next thing I knew I had the red planet, Mars...peaking from behind geometric windows of apple green, indigo and shades of violet....or did I? Where'd it go?!! It was there a minute ago! --Arrrrgg!! -- Oh..there is is! "Now you see it ...Now you don't"...Must be a paradox!
Soooo...what do YOU see?

10 comments:

Krissie said...

I see a hooded figure with sort of arm or hood. Did you intentional try to draw a figure in the mandala?

Went to the shops yesterday and in a bookshop here they are selling mandala kits...ready made ready to colour in. I prefer the hand drawn ones!

just me - titration said...

I always find red and green paradoxical colors... actually all your colors together here feel like they represent paradox. And I see a pregnant belly. Or a bow. :)

laurel said...

If you rotate to the right just a bit I see a landscape with two hills and a lake and then the sky with a red sunset. Funny how many different things can be seen in an abstract.

megan said...

i see a red, green & purple bikini lying on the floor! Cheryl, your work ALWAYS stimulates thoughts, visions, impressions & insights.

thank yoU
Megan

Deb G said...

Umm...a dancing crow. Always inspiring to see your mandalas.

Cheryl Finley: said...

Krissie, Titration, Laurel, Megan, and Deb...
Wow! I am loving this. We have hilly landscapes and flying bikinis, the paradox of red and green with a mysterious hooded figure! Isn't if fun to see things differently? Life is so much more interesting that way! Thank you all for helping to keep mine creative, thought provoking, and fun!

Cheryl Finley: said...

P.S. I just saw an upside-down heart (when I tilt my head to the right) -- the bottom of the heart is rounded...it's the upper part of Mars... it is so funny what's
"in there"!

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

I see a blue dove emerging from the center...surrounded by passion, royalty, growth and calm admist chaos. I love the rich colors and like the idea of seeing a peace dove finding it's way out of all that surrounds her. Thanks Cheryl...for letting these mandalas flow through you...and for sharing them too! Bev

Patricia J. Mosca said...

I also see the blue dove...A wonderful mandala that everyone can learn something from...BEAUTIFUL!

eslina said...

I like the color combination in this mandala esp the purple...I see 2 hills and a sun rising behind and the blues somehow looks like both the sea and the sky. Makes me wish I'm at the beach on vacation right now ;D