I’ve been thinking it would be fun to create a 2017 calendar of mandala images, with subject matter that matches the month. I’d already done two when the idea occurred to me. Not long after that I was commissioned to create the mandala below for a young teenager going through a difficult transition. I asked her mother what things she likes and, from her responses, tried to integrate them into a single image. From robots to strawberries, it was a fun exercise in problem solving.
So far I have completed six images that might work, but have no idea how to go about the process of publication. Getting the images camera-ready is not a problem for me, but do I go to a local printer or find an online printing solution? The last time I did something like this I went online, but the profits pretty much went all to the company who provided the service, and I’d like to find a way to make it more cost-effective.
In the painfully-slow process that is involved in creating a studio from scratch, doing these small coloured works on paper has been something I can accomplish in a limited space.