zebra mandala

Apparently the zebra is going to be the theme for the whole month, not just yesterday. Day 2 of the journalling process directed by Milliande: make a zebra mandala, then copy it, cut it up, and use the cut bits on the journal page. I'm sure it is no surprise that my mandala did not come out very round. After I finished it, I thought it would be easier to cut up a solid sheet of doodles, so I squared it and tiled it, and printed a full sheet of patterned paper.

(Click to see full size.)  You can see nearly a half sheet as the background on the right, and I cut up the other half to make the figure.  The text reads:

In my comfort zone, I'm nearly invisible, but when I come out, I'm like a zebra at a rodeo.  I don't want to stay hidden, but where do I belong?
The tiny zebra heads were cut from the mandala which can be seen in the upper right.  The rope motif is in the mandala, too (rope being suggestive of the rodeo, I hope).

There is a lot of white space on this page, but I didn't feel adding more stuff would necessarily make it better, just busier.

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

I've been enjoying your creative streak...love the self portraits! We watched a couple of Star Trek movies here today. :)

Vicky said...

How creative Juliet :)

Myrna said...

This is absolutely stunning.

rush said...

re: the words...me, too.