maze a day 111

Maze a day 111

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." Dalai Lama

Maze 111: I  chose this quote because balloons make me happy.  I did the maze because I wanted to play with multiple colors and I thought the balloons were a great way to do it.

~ by Warren Stokes on October 9, 2011.

75 Responses to “maze a day 111”

  1. The colorful balloons are nice. They leave a happy impression.

  2. Hi Mazemangriot – I nominated for the “The Blogger’s Award” because I love following your posts . Here is the link to the post:
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  3. I like it!!! COLOR. 🙂

  4. How fun!

  5. THATS really cool. Great Job

  6. Very cool — love the whimsy of the balloons combined with the slightly cerebral edge of the maze. And the quote is fabulous!


  7. Lovely idea!

  8. Do you draw this? It’s beautiful, but I couldn’t solve it if I tried!

  9. I agree. We are to live our lives with joy and peace. Of course, we will have days when we don’t feel like it, but overall we should be HAPPY!! Love the quote.

  10. What a fantastic project for stretching your creative muscles!

  11. We often over-complicate our lives don’t we? Life should really be as simple as taking the time to find your way through some balloons to a smile at the end. Thanks, that was fun!

  12. I’ve been drawing mazes since i was… well… a long time. You are amazing!

  13. That was fun, thanks.

  14. That’s a-maze-ing! (Sorry.)

  15. I like this!

  16. Isn’t this your second time being Freshly Pressed?! That’s pretty a-maze-ing! 🙂 Perhaps I just remember you from your posting on my website. Either way, congratulations! I love this maze. Makes me think happy thoughts! We can all use a bit of that magic!

  17. I like the colors. A beautiful maze, for sure. I don’t know if I could ever bring myself to solve something that looks like it should be hanging on a wall in a gallery.

  18. Great!!! Balloons for everyone!!!

    • Thanks for all the feedback. I actually logged on and saw that I had 300+ visitors today and flipped out. I average about 30 but then I realized I was on the wordpress front page so that makes sense. Thanks again to all for the great words of encouragement.

  19. have you thought of drawing labyrinths?

  20. It’s such a simple quote, but it holds so much meaning. It’s definitely something to think about when I’m in a miserable (for no reason) mood. There’s no point in being on this earth if we’re not going to make ourselves happy while we’re here. Thanks!

  21. Great idea! The visual effect reminds me of the recent trend in crackle nail polish.

  22. Love this!

  23. looks good ^_^

  24. I love this idea. It is so clever and happy. Great project!

  25. Are these mazes going into a children’s book? They aught to.. I would have been over the moon to have had a book of these when I was a kid.

  26. Love the quote!

  27. Wow these are awesome.

  28. looks like a sad picture for me

  29. […] (Inspired by this Freshly Pressed blog post on Maze a Day) […]

  30. nice!

  31. how fun!

  32. Nice.

  33. What an interesting combination! Well done!

  34. that is very imaginative. The balloons are nice.

  35. Nice picture and imaginative as well. I like your balloon picture as well as the quote. So meaningful.

  36. Excellent art!!! I just wanted to know where does the maze start and where does it end? Looks like a very challenging maze. Love the colors and the idea of balloons is brilliant. 🙂

  37. beautiful!

  38. just the thing: dalai lama’squote and the balloons.
    useing less of purple can show happiness as opposed to moroseness..

  39. but saddening that someone has to say this:the purpose of life is to be happy..a forgotten thing by europeans leadershipping the world

  40. Fab

  41. lovely quote & maze and I LOVE your elephant.

  42. easier said than done.. 😉

  43. Can I use this picture? It´s really beautifull.
    I am a psichotherapist and in think it´s also very meaninfull.

  44. This is so cool!

  45. He is a very wise man and the picutre is cute too. Thanks for sharing

  46. SO CUTE!

  47. Nice job, Life is beautiful…

  48. They give me an impression of joy and intelligence concurrently.

  49. Wow that’s incredible

  50. This is interesting. Reminds me that I just made a typography today. I’m trying to get into making mazes as well to incorporate into other forms of visual arts…

  51. WOW, your work is really amazing. I love this colorful balloon piece, and the puzzle themed one below was great too. I’ve always been a fan of jigsaw puzzles, so it caught my attention. I’m going to post a link to your artwork in my blog:, because I like to include interesting art and design. Thanks!

  52. Lovely!! What a unique work of art. It’s certainly a reflection of your unique perspective. Congrats on fp!

  53. a new way of expressing feelings through arts.. nice job!

  54. Peace and Love!

  55. Lovely. I’d love to solve that! Best wishes on your maze a day challenge!

  56. 🙂

  57. lovely (:

  58. Amazing post you have here!

  59. Cool illustration.

  60. Beautiful! I woould love that as a poster, actually!

  61. super cute print! Nice drawing!

  62. How fun. Never been to your site before but seems like a great idea. I’ll be back. Grats on FP

  63. Balloons are so freeing.

  64. Great review! You actually touched some interesting things in your post. I came across it by using Bing and I’ve got to admit that I already subscribed to the RSS, it’s very great 🙂

  65. Hi, thanks for subscribing to my blog. I was wondering if you drawing mazes was similar to me drawing mandalas. People often confuse the two. When I draw mandalas, it takes me into a meditative state and at times, I feel rather compelled to draw these beautiful designs. I was very amazed when I discovered some of my designs are similar to some crop circles. Hugs, pat

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  68. The quote goes well with your maze. Then I think about attempting the maze which then makes me anxious. I free myself by appreciating it for what it is.

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  70. Funfunfun


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