Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mandala Stitching

One of the exercises this month in Creative Strength Training is to create mandalas, drawn or otherwise.  As an art it is an abstract, complex design, usually circular.  Further background, mandala is Sanskrit meaning circle, and has been a spiritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism representing the universe.  It can be used as tool to focus attention in meditation.  In more common use, mandala is a generic term for any diagram or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos symbolically. 

So, my stitching has turned to mandalas.

Mandala meditative stitching

Mandala meditative stitching

Mandala meditative stitching

I am also beginning to explore some drawing.  Here is an experiment with a compass and watercolors... it was an absorbing process.



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