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Charming Chant Mandala III by Quaddles-Roost Charming Chant Mandala III :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 37 3 Charming Chant Mandala II by Quaddles-Roost Charming Chant Mandala II :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 13 0 Purple Rise Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Purple Rise Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 17 2 Fade To Black Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Fade To Black Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 21 2 Thursday Thrill Mandala IV by Quaddles-Roost Thursday Thrill Mandala IV :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 13 0 Across A Crowded Room Mandala II by Quaddles-Roost Across A Crowded Room Mandala II :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 9 2 Autumn Glory Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Autumn Glory Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 27 6 Fridays Sadly Beautiful Mandala II by Quaddles-Roost Fridays Sadly Beautiful Mandala II :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 11 0 Fridays Sadly Beautiful Mandala I by Quaddles-Roost Fridays Sadly Beautiful Mandala I :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 9 1 Rainy Day Blues Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Rainy Day Blues Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 30 0 Thursday Thrill Mandala I by Quaddles-Roost Thursday Thrill Mandala I :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 10 0 Wednesday Woeful Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Wednesday Woeful Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 20 6 Tuesday Therapeutic Mandala I by Quaddles-Roost Tuesday Therapeutic Mandala I :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 12 5 Monday Medley Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Monday Medley Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 22 3 Hearty Valentangle by Quaddles-Roost Hearty Valentangle :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 22 3 Fresh Feeling Mandala by Quaddles-Roost Fresh Feeling Mandala :iconquaddles-roost:Quaddles-Roost 36 8

Random Favourites

Aura Borrows by RhetoricHaystack Aura Borrows :iconrhetorichaystack:RhetoricHaystack 10 3 Rowan of the Fields by RhetoricHaystack Rowan of the Fields :iconrhetorichaystack:RhetoricHaystack 21 4 Los Errores Planares I by Jakeukalane Los Errores Planares I :iconjakeukalane:Jakeukalane 19 15 Planeta retenido en una Muralla Planar by Jakeukalane Planeta retenido en una Muralla Planar :iconjakeukalane:Jakeukalane 18 8
Knowledge of Good and Evil
The lights flicker as ADAM and EVE hold picket signs and face left. A young woman faces them, looking vulnerable. ADAM chants multiple times, and EVE and the WOMAN overlap over him.
ADAM (chants): Abortion stops a beating heart.
EVE: You don't have to do this, you know.
WOMAN: I - I've made my choice.
EVE: God loves your baby, though, and He --
WOMAN: I'm sorry, but you're not going to change my mind.
The young woman walks past EVE and ADAM, and EVE turns as she says:
EVE: You're committing a sin; you're going to murder --
The woman exits stage right, and ADAM stops chanting. EVE returns to her usual position.
ADAM: We weren't too harsh, were we? I mean --
EVE: We simply said what needed to be said.
The lights dim. A desk is set stage right as are three chairs. A doctor sits in the one behind the desk. The lights come back on and focus on the desk. ADAM and EVE walk over and sit in the other two.
ADAM: Well, doc, (he looks at EVE) is our baby a
:iconslashaholic-666:slashaholic-666 1 3
She is not gorgeous, but her smile can light up a room
and her eyes, plain and simple blue, can stop time
A small mouth twitch radiates from out of the gloom
a happiness that is not mine
A delicate slice of skin, the wrist
and callous, soft hands; life lines of an artist
with shades of grey that cannot be missed
from fingertip to chest
'Petite' for the last century (or two),
not a goddess but a girl
with a pride that cannot be moved
and a presence that takes up your world
Hail Mary, her beloved, Holy Mother
why can't we love one another?
:iconslashaholic-666:slashaholic-666 3 3
Avatar 4 'Rin Kagamine' by salutcoucou Avatar 4 'Rin Kagamine' :iconsalutcoucou:salutcoucou 4 3 Avatar5 Petrovska Diatlovitch by salutcoucou Avatar5 Petrovska Diatlovitch :iconsalutcoucou:salutcoucou 8 1 Three Moon Gazing Hares by Velvet-Dragon Three Moon Gazing Hares :iconvelvet-dragon:Velvet-Dragon 40 2 Sun Raven by Velvet-Dragon Sun Raven :iconvelvet-dragon:Velvet-Dragon 21 1 The Phoenix Tree by Velvet-Dragon The Phoenix Tree :iconvelvet-dragon:Velvet-Dragon 20 4 I'm Leaving by wojtekkowalski58 I'm Leaving :iconwojtekkowalski58:wojtekkowalski58 46 4 Labyrinth by wojtekkowalski58 Labyrinth :iconwojtekkowalski58:wojtekkowalski58 52 8 Wipe Your Feet by PeriwinklePaisley Wipe Your Feet :iconperiwinklepaisley:PeriwinklePaisley 27 6 Tremor Resolve by Valpigle Tremor Resolve :iconvalpigle:Valpigle 2 0 The Craggy Curly mandala by Valpigle The Craggy Curly mandala :iconvalpigle:Valpigle 9 3
There are many divine devs in my many varied folders - so why not take a quick peek...
Surreal - Abstract and Psychedlic - Cute, Fantasy, Animals and People - Dark and Macabre - Other Masterpieces - ACEOs and ATCs - Artisan Crafts - Fractals - Photos - Artistic Nudes - Stamps - Emots - Humour - Line Art - Literature - Tattoos and Flash - For Lil Ol Me_
and not forgetting PLZ accounts for those all important emots!!!


the ant queen and her lover by Deborah-Valentine
Mature content
the ant queen and her lover :icondeborah-valentine:Deborah-Valentine 182 201
Puppy by carbrax Puppy :iconcarbrax:carbrax 32 14 senses by TonHaring senses :icontonharing:TonHaring 140 44 'C' by Bernardumaine 'C' :iconbernardumaine:Bernardumaine 198 138


To blog or not to blog up my journals, that is my question....

:work: Well poll actually,…
I have been told by many that I should have a blog - dunnoh if I am really that interesting but suppose I do have some mad tangents leading me astray each week. 
So what do YOU reckon should I blog up my journal or not?

:iconcarameldansenplz: I am Co-Founder of a great new group with Mandala-Jim called :iconhand-drawn-mandala: for everyone that creates or just loves hand-drawn mandalas...
NO COMPUTERS ALLOWED TO CREATE / DRAW the mandalas! Else all goes..
All membership requests should be accepted straight away as long as settings dont have another hiccup!
For the start can we request that you upload just 3 of your favourites so far..
we'll adjust the figures according the popularity of the group
mandala for the new year by hadas64 Origin 38 by steveoxley Mandala 12 by Crejzi Just three of the gorgeous ever growing collection...
Any suggestions welcomed

You will notice (if you watch my scraps) that I am putting on a lot of tutorials covering paisley flowers and leaves - tangle borders and stylised animals, obviously not all of my watchers like these so this is probably best way of putting them on?
I am also co-founder of :iconzentangle-community: which is only a month old:
...needless to say you would be very welcome to join/watch :)
Hearty Valentangle by Quaddles-Roost:faint:  A FIRST in eight years on dA - I typed Valentangle into the dA search and mine was the ONLY dev, obviously not that many tanglers on here lately!
Original challenge here under scroll down to #154 heading

:iconnahrain: suggested "hugging" as my next theme and with Valentine Day just yesterday (yep, I am a day late doing this!)
My personal faves:
Mending Hearts by Quaddles-Roost<da:thumb id="96967575"/> I Give You My Heart by Quaddles-Roost
<da:thumb id="138173670"/> Purple Heart ATC 31 by Quaddles-Roost Love Hearts Mandala by Quaddles-Roost<da:thumb id="59206458"/>
<da:thumb id="432797837"/> I Heart Hearts Stamp by bizarrostamps Stamp: Quit whining about having no valentine by Tandenfee Shining Love by Wisp-Night
At The Heart of it all by Artwyrd Valentine by Mondlichtfalter Strange Times by DualHeart

Big Heart by nerrinb Tainted Love by Kyuzo001 Warm Heart by StickyRicePlatter Complex Heart by PeriwinklePaisley Treasure Map by RebelBAM
Heart Mandala by Faeriegem Valentine by redmask404 Hearts by kodapops
  Mandala of the Heart by IngeVandormael Heart by cybelemoon Burning Love Mandala by Lydiasdrawingboard Hearts by cydienne
I Love the way you love me - Valentine Commission by secrets-of-the-pen Thorny Heart by natthan54 [-knd-] Sweet and candy by kyutnd
 <da:thumb id="434039972"/> Heart Jpeg by FranErasmusSketchy tb by Myra-cz Valentine Mandala 58 Coloured by Mandala-Jim
<da:thumb id="433886758"/> heart by trankwilize color pencils by nahrain
: Valentine's Skull by MJBivouac The Heart by OdditiesByErnie St. Valentine's Day by LikaKinsky Brown rang.. by xxspanishamantexx
: You will find many more tutorials here…

I do have a PLZ-Thanks folder in my faves, suggest you collect yours in a similiar fashion, - so if you use these don`t forget to thanks the creator by faving their work whenever possible!
Those of you who know me well will of of course, be expecting them sorted alphabetically OCD can be a bitch :rofl:

# 3 BIRDS…
# 4 FOOD and DRINK…
# 5 FOOD and DRINK II EMOTS Large…
# 9 TV and GAMes EMOTS Part I…
#10 TV and GAMes EMOTS Part II…
#11 11 FLOWERs and TREEs under construction
  • Listening to: Zumba track list
  • Reading: Loadsa messages
  • Watching: My two boxadors snoring
  • Playing: Assassins Creed Black Flag
  • Eating: Mango
  • Drinking: Tea - well I am English ;)


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Confidently marching to insanity
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Yes it is an old photo - look way better there than now :giggle:
Born in the 60`s in UK and now live in rural Norfolk, England.
Current photo here Photographer Photographed.. by quaddie in my HUGE grey cardigan worn on first autumn day cos it keeps my bum warm being that long :giggle:

Left college after completing art foundation course as disagreed with tutors that a pile of rusty baking trays was worthy of a scholarship when they couldn`t even draw a straight line! Have done much art since then so haven`t missed out - apart from earning loads of money! Since then have tried many mediums - for past few years has been mainly watercolour, ink and wash local scenes with a lot of glass and silk painting . Got seriously back into art again since July 2006 when encouraged as part of my pain therapy, In 2009, daughter finished Uni and moved out got a craft room - which I sometimes even get to use...
Since finding dA am finally enjoying my art again - thanks guys
Just love to do rather intricate pen works... with surrealism for a nice relax... and the odd wyurmie or critter

Personal Quote: I'm so close to heaven, This hell is not mine


:iconhand-drawn-mandala: :iconzentangle-community: :iconartistsofallkind: :iconpaisley-power:



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Creaciones-Jean Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Feliz Cumpleaños... Dios te Bendiga Grande y Abundantemente...!!!
                      Texto-happy-birthday-03 by Creaciones-Jean      Abrazo by Creaciones-Jean
oboudiart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! my friend :) (Smile) 
holymacro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
puddle-of-blood Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018
Very impressive mandalas!
Valpigle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
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oboudiart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!, my friend !!,,,,
holymacro Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Paradisecandy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Artist
your drawings are very beautiful
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