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Melanie Plus June Prints and Drawings

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At the heart of my process is my daily mandala practice. Starting in July of 2011, I began creating a black-and-white drawing within a circle with pen-and-ink every day. Each mandala begins with a scribble & I search for an image within the scribble to develop into a completed drawing. The scribble usually remains in the background of the finished mandala as a palimpsest. These images are influenced by my love of illustrated children's literature & often work in combination to form dreamlike narrative sequences. My recent prints are aquatints based on these daily drawings.
Here's a mini-zine based on a series of mandala drawings:
As I have so many mandalas to choose from, I will post a few of my favorites below and try to update them regularly. I also post new designs on my blog.

scribble mandala

watercolor mandala

scribble mandala

watercolor mandala

watercolor mandala

pen-and-ink mandala

watercolor mandala

scribble mandala

watercolor mandala

scribble mandala

watercolor mandala

scribble mandala

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