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Art Journal Peek: Valentine Doodles

Art Journal Peek: Valentine Doodles

Today is Art Journal Friday! I’m sharing a few unfinished or half finished spreads in my current art journal. All inspired by #valentinemonth in one way or the other. But of course these colours and images follow me through the months… The colour of Love is truly iHanna colours not only in February. The bluebird, […]

Mom’s Ballpoint Pen Mandala

Mom’s Ballpoint Pen Mandala

My mom has a inspiration notebook, mostly for embroidery ideas. It’s where she write down quotes she wants to embroider and where she sketches out ideas sometimes. Recently she showed me these mandalas that she’d doodled and it made me all warm inside. Guess who, with all my talk, inspired her? To me it’s so […]

Thrifted doilies white again

Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted finds, even though I have a whole category about thrifting where I used to show […]

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake… Francis Bacon These two looks like snowflakes in a way. Melting in my heart. I have lots of pens, but keeping my manadala […]

iHanna Drawing a Mandala

iHanna Drawing a Mandala

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve even doodled a few before (but they’ve been more flower like). But now I’ve fallen […]

Sunflower mandala

Sunflower mandala

Love is the answer. Now, what is your question? author unknown I was out in the sun and took pictures in the garden today, freezing my hands off as I snapped photos of orange leaves and season evidence. I haven’t downloaded those new photos into my computer just yet, so today I’m showing these huge […]

Coloring a mandala and being published

Coloring a mandala and being published

It’s February already, did you notice? I’ve been away from the computer for 2,5 day sleeping. I don’t know what happened but I was tired all the time. Maybe it was some kind of virus or just winter sleepiness? I did nothing except dreaming, but dreaming is very good for you as you might know, […]