“Art is therapy.”

For some reason, known only to my inner self, I decided to draw a design using circles, divide the rings that resulted, paint the spaces that formed, and attach a mirror to the center.  So this is the first piece that came out of that idea.  I think it’s painted on a piece of masonite, which is a good base for such work.

big mosaic

Also, masonite comes in large sheets at building supply stores, costs under $10 a sheet, and the store is generally happy to cut it into pieces at no cost.  At least Home Depot in my area accommodates me.  I generally have the pieces cut to fit frames that I’ve purchased at thrift stores.

The piece pictured above measures about 26×26 and is one of my favorites.  Painting all the little spaces did prove to be therapy.  Whenever I take on such projects I generally listen to an audio book that I get from the library or I listen to Michael Buble’.   Sometime James Taylor.  But enough about my tastes in music.

Be warned, if you take on such a project you might have to go over each shape at least twice to get good coverage.  Also, the finishing touch is to outline each area with either a black or gold felt-tipped pen.  You decide which you think would look better.

Such projects, when dividing the board or canvas into sections, can either be a fast or slow project.  Larger areas go faster.   But I bet you figured the out for yourself.  You are smarter than I look!  Life is good.

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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