I have been wanting to give painting a try for quite some time. The last time I did any painting was on a door in the office of my old house. I had forgotten about this. It was just a bunch of fun designs. I painted on it when I took a break from writing, or when I just needed to create. It was a very soothing activity. I must have missed it, because the brushes and colors have been calling me again. I finally gave in to the pull and bought some paints, brushes and a sketch pad (not brave enough for canvas yet). This lovely mandala is the second creation since buying the new materials. I am reallllllly digging the mandala concept. It's speaking to me.... in a different language, but I hear the call loud and clear. Check it.