My daughter told me about her enjoyment of drawing mandalas as a form of relaxation and meditation. I'm not sure I always relax when drawing them, because I seem to have a difficult time keeping the compass point jammed sufficiently hard into my sketch pad... but I certainly do get absorbed: inventing different geometries, grids and axis arrangements
.Last night I scanned several and "colored" them in Photoshop. There is something very satisfying about such uniform color blocks -- not to mention the ease of changing the color palette! Notice how different these two look depending on whether I left the boundary lines in or not.
And this one changes a LOT depending on the color of the boundary lines. When I left the outlines white, the black background was too stark, so I changed it to blue. But the other colors are the same. Strange how they look different, isn't it?
I may have to embroider something like it.