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June 1, 2023

I Love Dot Painting!

Original Art / Rebel Studio

My brain has been a whirlwind of thought preparing to set out on my full time RV Adventure. While I’m preparing “Thumper”, my RV for the adventure, I’ve been Mooch-Docking in my mother’s driveway.

Mooch-Docking : Verb
RV camping on a friend or family's property for free.
This might mean parking in their driveway, on the
street, or somewhere on their land.

I recently traded my beloved Cadillac Truck in on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. It’s fun to drive, but it’s certainly no Cadillac!!! I also experienced, what my mechanic friend referred to as, the Death Wobble going across the Narrows bridge a couple of day ago!! So apparently “LiL GoGo”, the jeep, is going to require a mechanical check up before I depart as well. I’ve scheduled that appointment as well as an appointment to have “LiL Go Go” set up to be flat towed behind Thumper as I travel.

In the meantime I’ve been setting up some things to get my work out into the world and hopefully develop a following of interest for my writing and art.

Speaking of Art, I dug my Acrylic Paints out this weekend and did a little Dot Painting. I absolutely love it! It’s so relaxing and I can paint and think at the same time.

Dot painting originated 40 years ago back in 1971. Geoffrey Bardon was assigned as an art teacher for the children of the Aboriginal people in Papunya, near Alice Springs. He noticed whilst the Aboriginal men were telling stories they would draw symbols in the sand. Bardon helped the Aboriginal artists transfer depictions of their stories from desert sand to paint on canvas.


You also see the technique of dot painting in Mandalays. Traditionally, they include the presence of Buddha's mind in an abstract form, most commonly represented as a wheel, tree, flower, or jewel. The center is a dot, which is a symbol considered free of dimensions. It is interpreted as the starting point, the beginning of contemplation, and devotion to the divine.

While I love creating colorful Mandala type work, I’m finding that I also love creating unique landscapes or free form designs using dot painting. I should have enough art done in the next few months to post a few pieces for sale so be on the look out!

If you would like to try dot painting for yourself, you can google tutorials from Youtube and support my blog by using the links below to purchase supplies for dot painting through Amazon!

Dot Painting Tools

Acrylic Paints

Rocks to paint on!

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