Black & White Sunflower Mandala

I drew this image on my way from the Hudson Valley to NYC, via the Metro North railroad.

I sat in my seat, looked out the window, as we zoomed past the Hudson River. I started to feel contemplative, and I wanted to connect with myself, so a mandala was the direction with my colored pencils and my paper.

There was something delightful about creating this image. The shading, the obvious central focus, and it was relaxing.

This image has brought some people joy that I've passed in my life. I'm grateful this came into my life.