Mandala Monday – Montage of Elspeth McLean Dot Painting

Today’s video, Montage of Elspeth McLean Dot Painting, was created by Elspeth herself. Here is what she says about the video:

“For this video I made a montage of all my instagram 15 second videos. They are short and sweet and give unique and varied insights into my painting and technique. Videos are in real time and have not been sped up or slowed down.

I felt that this video needed something fun and funky to go along with it so hubby, some friends and I made this little song.

Adam Dobres- Guitar, bass, ukulele, strum stick, cajon, water drop, finger snaps, tamborine. Paisley Love Rose- Words and Vocals, finger snaps
Elspeth McLean- bird noises, hand whistle, backup vocals, bells, australian clap stick and rattle, sitar, otter noise.
Lulu Love Rose- bells, finger snaps, back up vocals, rain stick.
Taz the cat- meows.

You may remember Elspeth from my posts on painting mandalas on stones: Mandala Stones: How to Paint Mandalas on Stones and Mandala Stones: How to Paint Mandalas on Stones Part 3.

Enjoy this beautiful montage!

Montage of Elspeth McLean Dot Painting


Elspeth McLean Dot PaintingTo learn more about her work see:


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!


Mandala Monday – Mandala on Canvas by CreationsToInspire

Today’s post is a tutorial by CreationsToInspire called Mandala on Canvas. Here is what she has to say about this tutoral:

“In this video I will show you guys how you can draw a Mandala on Canvas.
It’s easy and looks amazing. I really enjoyed making this.”

“Materials used:
Hobby Ideas Acrylic Colours.
Camlin Permanent marker.

“Music by: Happy Strummin by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license(
Artist: ( )”

“Overlays by- Gabrielle Marie”

Also from CreationstoInspire:

“Hi! I am Ayushi Singh.! I am from Mumbai, India.! I love making videos on Art, DIYs and basically anything that I love.! My channel CreationsToInspire is all about creating different things and sharing them with everyone. The only purpose is to inspire. Welcome to my channel and join with me in my journey! Where together we can learn, inspire, have fun, support each other and spread positivity!”

Mandala on Canvas by CreationsToInspire

To see more of CreationstoInspire’s work go to:

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Creationstoinspire-Mandala on Canvas



I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

TED Talk Thursday – Alyssa Monks: How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection

According to “Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through her development as an artist, and as a human.”

“Alyssa Monks blurs the line between abstraction and realism through layering different spaces and moments in her paintings. Using semi-transparent filters of glass, vinyl, steam and water to flip background and foreground in her 10-year water series, she seduced the viewer into shallow spaces. Today, she is imposing a transparent landscape of infinite space over her emotionally evocative subjects.”

“The tension in her mostly large-scale paintings is sustained not only by the composition but also by the surface treatment itself. Each brushstroke is thickly applied oil paint, like a fossil recording every gesture and decision, expressing the energetic and empathic experience of the handmade object.”


Alyssa Monks: How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”


I look forward to your thoughts and comments!