Saturday, December 27, 2008

BJP Mandalas

I am very excited to share my September-December mandalas with you! I had a difficult time starting, but once I found my groove, I just took off. These are in descending order, from December to September.

December: I received an email from the online catalog, See Jane Run. The figure was a pink ribbon. But I saw energy, gold, and purple.


November: Peace Mandala. I want to grow peace, which is reflected in my garden of peace.

October: This mandala was inspired by a bush in my neighbor's yard. Just as I was about to take a picture of the bush, my neighbor came out of her gate and surprised me. She says it's not actually a "nice" bush, that it has lots of thorns in it. But she agreed that the colors were lovely.



September: I was getting nowhere with my bead embroidery. Finally, I decided to bead a blank slate. Imagine my surprise when a little color creeped in, and some circles, and...it looks like a winter sunset...you just never know where the beads will take you.




11 comments:

pam T said...

oh Susan! these are all gorgeous! especially like the white one for some reason - kinda mesmerizing! Glad to see you finally posted your pieces - I was wondering when you were going to!!!

Carol said...

Your beading is absolutely georgeous!! I can't pick a favorite of these four. All I can say is WOW!

Robin said...

WOW! It's so great to see four at once. And clicking on them was no problem... they're big, but not so big that I had to scroll to see them. Loved seeing the details, especially in September's blank slate. What a great idea that was!!! As Carol said, I can't pick a favorite either. At first I thought it was the peace flowers... I love the flowers, colors and the art deco look of the peace symbol itself. But then I love the blank slate. And when I looked at the enlarged version of the runner and saw what you did with the body, well, I love that one too. They are fabulous, Susan!!! I'm so glad you found your stride!

Robin A.

Christie said...

Gosh - these are beautiful!

Muriel said...

Oh! They are all georgeous! I like each design and your choice of colours.

J said...

Very nice. I especially like your peace mandela.

heidibeads said...

I can't pick a favorite - they're all great!

KV said...

Happy New Year, Susan!


Kathy V in NM (and I love your mandalas, too!!!)

The bad Liz said...

I'm in awe! They are stunning....just stunning. The detail in a small space is just so cool.

Rock on!!

Tracey N. said...

I love your choice of doing mandalas Susan! How have I missed your blog all this time? I really like the blank slate you did! The touch of color is so subtle, yet beautiful. Congratulations on this beautiful work! Tracey N.

Hélène H said...

These are all great but I have a soft spot for the running December.