Thursday, June 21, 2007

Aspire Mandala

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?

17 comments:

Morwyn said...

I love the organic nature of this piece - and I know exactly how you feel.

Jacqui said...

This is a beautiful piece of work and I can certainly echo your sentiments about health. Seems like your desires are beginning to flower and grow.

Sunni said...

I love it. I had to chuckle when you said, "are there really only 12 months in a year" I have had that same thought. I have so many ideas moving around in my head that it is hard to think past them.
I am adding you to my blog list so I can keep tracking your pages. I just love what you have done so far.
Sunni

Karen said...

I love it! I agree, it's very organic. Just beautiful and very cool!

The bad Liz said...

What a beautiful start to your journal!! It's very restful!

Nancy K. said...

Your mandala is great. I can't wait to see how the rest of the year turns out.

I had thought about doing a mandala month and I can tell I will find inspiration on yours. Thanks for sharing.

beadbabe49 said...

I'm with everyone else here in loving your mandala...and 6x6 is a lot of beading!

KV said...

You do beautiful work -- can't wait to see the next one.

Judi D said...

What a beautiful mandala!! It is peaceful in color and shape. I look forward to seeing your next.

freebird said...

I think your piece is beautiful. Just what IS a mandala besides a circle? And, do you know yet, how you are going to finish or show it? Will it be in a book, hung on the wall...?

Lillian said...

Hi,

I love your Mandala...how the shapes and colors all flow together. Thanks for sharing, Lillian from WA :o)

ACey said...

It's exquisite!

ACey said...

It's exquisite!

Bejeweled said...

Lovely, lovely piece! I know what you mean about the abundance of creative ideas. So many ideas, only so many beading hours in the day :)

Hélène H said...

This is a lovely and delicate piece, love it ! What a nice idea to do a mandala, too !

Lin Moon said...

Wow - this is great! I really like the fact that you left some of the areas open & let the background fabric show thru - just fabulous!

Lois B said...

I love this-- it's like a whole world in there, full of light and movement.