Recently, whilst on a yoga retreat just outside Toulouse I discovered the art of drawing mandalas and immediately fell in love. Often struggling to stay present I discovered that this practise helps me shut out both inside and outside noise. It seems to create order amidst chaos and transforms frustration into relaxation. Each seemingly random shape and loop I draw comes together into an ordered, kaleidoscopic symmetry. Of all the things I’ve tried to quiet my mind this is definitely my new favourite.
The mandalas started as black and white doodles in my notebook with a biro and plain paper. It wasn’t until the end of my retreat that it occurred to me I could paint multi-coloured versions on 12″ vinyl records! So here is the very first one ❤
Throughout the process of painting the mandala I photographed every single step, with the intention of making my very first time lapse/ slide show of my work in progress. I’m currently in the photo-editing phase, but the mandala video should be ready very soon! Here are a few of the photos I took showing the process.
The mandala was hand-drawn and hand-painted on a 12″ vinyl record, completely from scratch. No rulers or other measuring devices, so I’m hoping the slight asymmetry is charming!
All the colours – teal, fuchsia and red – as well as the white embellishments and a black outline were all completed with my favourite ever, now discontinued (!) brush – Loew cornell Flora 0.
This piece of vinyl record art is indeed for sale! And giclee prints are coming very soon. I’m currently finishing off my second mandala vinyl (pics very soon!!) and excited to start my third.
These mandala vinyl records are the perfect adornments for home bedrooms, yoga studios, yoga retreats, bohemian cafes and so much more! If you’d like to buy some mandala vinyl record art please get in touch! Or if you’d like to stock my mandala vinyl record art in your quirky, bohemian shop, please let me know!
Continuing to take more product photos for my online Etsy shop… vinyl record art galore! Hand-painted 12″ vinyl records in an array of super colourful, whimsical designs ❤ Select one already painted or send me ideas for a commission! Happy to paint to order. ❤
My vinyl record art is perfect for home bedrooms, kitchens, cafes, restaurants, hotels! Each one is lovingly painted with acrylic and emulsion then sprayed with a protective matt lacquer.
If you’re looking for unique, quirky, individual art for your home, bedroom, or a commercial premises, please get in touch and I can create something bespoke just for you: email@example.com
Until next time,
This Pokeman/ Pikachu bump painting was probably one of my favourite baby bumps yet! The design was inspired by baby’s big sis, who chose Pokemon and Evie as the characters, and “all the colours” as the super bright rainbow background!
These awesome art-in-progress shots were taken of me by my lovely client as I was painting her pregnant belly! I’m just loving capturing all my art at the moment at each stage of its creation, so I was thrilled to receive these photos.
This beautiful little cheeky monkey brought her Pikachu onesie for the maternity photoshoot and I just adored how it brought the painting to life! These photos are a beautiful, unique way to create a special bond between existing siblings and their soon-to-be-born little brothers or sisters!
Already can’t wait til the next one!
Another day at the ‘office’ for me! Getting ready for another face painting teaching session in Leicester I restocked my homemade one strokes and rainbow cakes.
Absolutely adore this colour combo:
Cameleon Bollywood pink (my absolute favourite colour!), TAG magenta, Cameleon banana yellow, TAG lime green, FAB deep ocean, DFX essential blue
And once the paints are made up, this is what can be done! The possibilities are endless – rainbow butterflies, one stroke rainbows, rainbow fairies and more! Embellishing/ texturing designs with stencils makes them look extra special. This star stencil is made by BAM.
Can’t wait to create some new face painting designs for my next face painting training session, coming up really soon! Bye for now,
❤My latest pregnancy bump painting ❤
Loved painting this mummy and baby giraffe from a side angle – made a really lovely change from face-on bump painting and definitely something I’d love to paint more of!
Belly art is a beautiful way to celebrate your baby bump! It is truly unique and personal to you, making your maternity shoot a story within a story ❤ I can paint pretty much anything you like, so let your imagination run wild and get creative! Perfect as a gift to yourself, or as a gift for a baby shower/ girlfriend or wife. Please get in touch with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently in the process of updating my product photography to fall in line with this modern Instagram trend! I’ve always liked stark white backgrounds to highlight my work but now experimenting with warmer, cosier context shots. This more ‘human’ touch seems to be more appealing, as it allows people to imagine what my items would look like in their homes. What do you think? xx http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LiviLollipopShop