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Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday...

New Art for the New Year...
My First Mandala

Not truly my first as I love to do circular designs but this was the first time the intention was there to call it a Mandala.  Many of my needle work designs revolve around a center starting point but not to many end up with a circular border.  In needle work...circular is a bear to have finished.  Framers will develop that thinking crease between their eyebrows and you'll develop one when you hear how much a finisher would charge to turn it into a pillow.  To avoid that...I give most of my designs square or rectangular perimeters.  Avoiding botox at all cost!
So...let me know what you think.  I enjoyed this exercise, thinking I would like to create more of them in the future. 

10 comments:

  1. Hi Kimberly! I think it's just beautiful! Your design is so flowing and the colors you chose are just perfect! I love it! Hugs, Paulette xoxo

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  2. It's a beautiful design Kimberly. I don't understand why it would cost so much to make it into a pillow--but I guess I don't know enough about needlework to understand the complexity. Pillows are so easy to make when working with regular fabric.

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  3. Doing it yourself, price isn't a issue. Having a finisher ... another story altogether. Circular designs need to be boxed...and boxed is more. I work in a needle work shop, most customers do not do their own finishing.

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  4. Oops...tunnel vision...focused on one point...
    Forgot to say thank you for the compliments! Thank you thank you!

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  5. I love mandalas, and this is absolutely beautiful Kimberly!!!

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  6. Very cool mom. It would make a cool floor tile pattern :)

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  7. verrry nice..I love the colors..I also love circular designs..!Hoep all is well..I have a new blog..I lost my other in the transition to Just Host..Take care..!

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  8. Beautiful, i have drawn a sleep mandala in the last week or so, inspired by my Awe-manac, not as intricate but then it was more of a doodle at the time and i plan to go back to it.Glad i stopped by :)

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  9. that mandala is beautiful! great job!!

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  10. Beautiful Kim....reminds me of a kaleidoscope!

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Have a great day,
Kimberly