This has got to be one of (if not the--I haven't looked) the best groups on the site! Well done, @btroje, and well done everyone! I've viewed as many posts here as I dared, and I'm totally loving all the little glimpses into people's personalities, skill sets, and creativity.
This is my first post to this group. I've been an amateur artist since I could hold a crayon--mostly drawing, although I've dabbled in many areas: jewelry making, paper mache, polymer clay, tie-dye, cartooning, lettering, chalk, sewing, knitting. I tend to go in jags, and revisit things from time to time.
A few years ago I was on a mandala jag. I was somewhat addicted, for a while, to the meditative peace and total absorption I experienced while drawing them. I was (and still am) far more invested in the process than the product.
I dedicate this post to @walklightly, my (evidently) creative soulmate.