Zendala Dare #94 – Happy


While Erin was taking some much needed time off, we were missing the Zendala Dare each week. Well, the wait is over – Erin is back and the dare this week included the theme of happy. Erin left the interpretation of that theme up to us. Yay!!!!!

This is the zendala template she provided us with. With the theme in mind, the first thing I thought of when I saw the template was . . .  minions!!! Cause they make me very happy!

So I started laying down lines within the template, which I traced onto a blank zendala. I knew those little round orbs around the outside were the shape I needed for little minion heads and I just took off running from there.

Admittedly, at this point my little guys were looking a lot like Homer Simpson heads, but they just don’t make me happy. (Homer Simpson wearing a gas mask!)

More lines, and the minions started taking shape.

Once I got everything drawn, I pulled out the copics and started filling in some colors. And singing . . .

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say

Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break

I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space

With the air, like I don’t care, baby, by the way


Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you know what happiness is to you

Because I’m happy

Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do.

Well, you get the idea, but just in case you don’t – I am also including the youtube video of Pharrell Williams singing Happy, featuring the Minions – which makes me incredibly happy!

If you want to see how everyone else interpreted the theme Happy, click the link here and visit The Bright Owl. Because I’m happy . . . 

29 thoughts on “Zendala Dare #94 – Happy

  1. LOL love it! Sounds like you were quite happy making it – sure brought a smile to my face. Also want to say thank you – I was one of the lucky recipients of you Missing You swaps at Tangle U – since you weren't able to attend – was looking forward to meeting you was happy to have one of your tiles.

    • so glad you got one of the tiles 🙂 i was sad not to be able to go to tangle u – hopefully next year will work out better!

  2. Wow there's a lot of work here, must admit I hadn't heard of minions but now I know what they are I can understand why you would link them to this dare 🙂 Great zendala!! Linda x

    • hahahaha! love those little minion guys. they are from a movie called Despicable Me 2. it's a disney movie and they steal the show!

  3. I wasn't feeling particularly unhappy before seeing your work here, Alice, but you have upped my mood several notches higher!! How lovely – aren't the minions just adorable? Love it! Axxx

    • yes, annie, i love the minions! they are such happy little things – glad i could brighten your day a bit 🙂

    • hahaha! i think minions are delightful little happy guys – thanks for appreciating my off-the-wall artwork 🙂

  4. SO AWESOME! I love your MINION MANDALA! 🙂 🙂 Seeing your progress photos was pretty cool! Thanks for spreading the HAPPY!

    • Thanks, Katie, I'm glad the steps help! I'm a visual learner so I need to See it myself . Love the minions!

  5. Great way to do this zendala. The Minions are great. I like seeing the different steps in your process. Wish I could do color as well as you. guess I will have to practice it more if I want to get better. Novel thought, I know.

  6. Hahahahaha! Practice – yeah, that – in your spare time, right? Thanks for stopping by – this was so much fun to work out!

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