Last fall I began posting images of the mandalas I had started creating. I keep coming back to them! The process is creative and soothing at the same time, although I’m not producing them at the same rate as I did when I began I don’t feel like I’m finished making them either. During a few different sessions over the last month I’ve made some new ones I am ready to share. These first two are smaller pieces, about 5×5 inches each.
I like the small size because they are faster to complete and I have found pre-made frames with square openings that they display nicely in. This next piece was an experiment! It’s not truly a mandala but I used some of the same techniques and applied them to a rectangular form. It ended up much looser than I had originally intended, as well as totally different colors and designs, but that’s sometimes how being creative goes and I try to just follow the flow where it takes me.
I haven’t decided if I’m excited about doing a different shape, I may try another one before I make up my mind one way or another. Figuring out how to frame & present them will be a challenge as well…unless I fall in love with the shape and idea they may well remain unframed! This last piece I am really excited about/pleased with. I made it as a Christmas gift for one of my best friends and felt like his life & art influenced it quite a bit (in a good way!).
It is one of the largest pieces I have done like this and I enjoyed the challenge of both a larger piece of work and of working other free-form designs in & around the mandala design. I’m think this is something I’d like to try again as well! I’ve noticed that so far 2010 has been quite a hodge-podge of subjects in my postings…I wonder what will be next?
Keeping us guessing,