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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dot Painting

A friend of mine introduced me to dot painting recently. Making a  mandala out of dots is extremely fun and therapeutic. It really helps you to relax the mind and soul.

I thought it would be fun to try out the technique on my cookies.

Warning!  All that dotting really is addictive and I'm now seriously dotty about this art form!


Dotting the cookies was wonderfully cathartic.

It's probably easier to work with acrylic paints and dotting tools. With icing, it's hard to 'paint' uniform dots. The beauty of a dot mandala lies in the uniformly sized and perfectly aligned dots that form the fractals. I can't even get my dots to be perfectly round! Hence the haphazard, kindergarten-ish look of my cookies!

"The mandala is a template for the mind, a state of peace and order, a resolution to the chaos within."    Carl Jung

A dot mandala tutorial by my favourite artist Kristin Uhrig. Isn't she amazing!



Watching Kristin's tutorials is incredibly soothing!

Go put on some relaxing music, pour yourself a glass of wine and let your creative juices flow!

22 comments:

betty said...

The finished project is so amazing! I can see how it can be addictive and soothing at the same time.

betty

Lin said...

WOW! That is beautiful! And you are right...very soothing and relaxing. I am not sure it would be soothing for me to make one...but I liked watching it. I imagine me dropping my brush and smearing the whole darn thing! Hahaha!

alissa apel said...

I like how the dots vary. They are different sizes and color. How cool! I've seen some decorated as cacti and succulents to put together in a display. Love them!

Comedy Plus said...

I think your cookies turned out very well. Wow. I too think this would be a fun thing to do.

Have a fabulous day. ♥

Mellie said...

Awesome cookies, as always!

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow they look beautiful

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pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is beautiful.

Karen, the next best thing to mummy said...

I love the vibrant colours#anythinggoes@_karendennis

Meditations in Motion said...

So pretty! I bet my grandkids would love doing this with me.

NC Sue said...

Mesmerizing. Reminds me of the Slavic painted eggs.
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/11/preparing-for-winter.html

stevebethere said...

Brilliant cookies so artistic I hope your not too dotty about but at least you admit it heheh!

Have a dottytastic week -)

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

look amazing … I might try later.
have a great day

Teresa Kindred said...

Too pretty to eat!

indah nuria Savitri said...

Waaah mba..it's so pretty! I would love to try it myself. I actually love drawing and crafting but never have enough time to do so :(

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Love the finished look but I'm not always coordinated and could just see the mess I'd make!

mail4rosey said...

You do have a cookie art talent, and now you've added a new realm to it. :)

XmasDolly said...

What a unique idea! I'll take one dozen please! They look absolutely yummy!!! I'm definitely going to show these to my daughter. She's the baker of the family & I'm the cook. ~hehehe~ Great idea my friend and I know they tasted great! Thanks for sharing!

Sum of their Stories said...

This is amazing not kindergarten-y at all! Looks like a fun painting technique to try. A while back I tried some dot painting on stones but used nail varnish pens (because that is what I already had) and they turned out pretty cute.

Waqar khan said...

Brilliant very nice job beautiful
Keep it up thank you
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Salman said...

What a unique idea! I'll take one dozen please! They look absolutely yummy!!! I'm definitely going to show these to my daughter. She's the baker of the family & I'm the cook. ~hehehe~ Great idea my friend and I know they tasted great! Thanks for sharing!
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Agent 54 said...

Very nice. I enjoy all the colors and the patterns.

Heather Keet said...

What an absolutely beautiful art form! I think even I could accomplish something less than messy. #GlobalBlogging