Thursday, June 21, 2007
Aspire Mandala is my first one for the BJP. I beaded it on ultra-suede, and, as you can see, need to practice my tension. This mandala took about 2-3 hours a day for 2 weeks. I don't know if I can commit that kind of time every month, but something about the process is very stimulating and thought-provoking. Suddenly, I don't want to work on jewelry, but just want to embroider! This kind of work gets back to the inner-artist part of me that connects into something very deep. Like many of the other beaders in this project, I am overwhelmed by the ideas flowing through me for themes. Some nights I couldn't even fall asleep just thinking of possibilities. Are there really only 12 months in a year?