Monday, 12 May 2014

Mosaic Mandala Madness!

Hello everyone!

I am so excited about sharing my Mosaic Mandala with you!
Sometimes as an artist you get really jittery and excited inside about a piece you make - as if you have had too much coffee or something big is going to happen -  I'd better warn you, I am in that state now - I've even forgotten to have lunch!

I was inspired to make a Mandala by Lucy at Attic 24 - www.attic24.typepad.com who is running a project making crochet Mandalas for Yarndale  www.yarndale.co.uk- and she kindly said she would accept a mosaic one!
I love pattern and colour, and this just seemed perfect for me.  So in between big commissions I went head first into Mandala madness, and I am now a woman obsessed.  I loved using some different materials and getting that colour and texture combo just right - I was soooo happy making it!

Here are snapshots of the making progress - my heart is pounding as I see it unfold..










And then grouting, wiping, looking, squeals of delight, final wipe ... and ....






I can't tell you how exhilarated this all makes me feel!!

This Mandala is 20cm in diameter and approx 10ml depth - it can be hung on a wall or used on a table, or just looked at for an instant uplifting of the spirit.
I would LOVE to make some more, (my next is going to be sun themed), so if you would like a Mosaic Mandala of your very own, do get in touch and help/feed my addiction! felicityball@justmosaics.co.uk
Each one will be unique, but guidelines are always welcome to get me started.  I'm too jittery to firm up a price yet, but it will probably in the region of £50 ono!

Thank you for bearing with me - please let me know if you feel the same about it ... or is it just me?!

Felicity x

11 comments:

  1. WOW Felicity, you have made such a beautiful work of art......VErY interesting to see that you work from the outside in, the opposite to crochet!
    I cannot wait to see it for real. Thank you, thank you xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks! I loved making it, as you might have guessed!
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  2. Well done..that's great and so in keeping with Yarndale's theme this year :)

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  3. Thank you - great to be allowed to join the party!
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  4. It is just beautiful. I have been thinking about crocheting some mandalas to be used as placemats, like a coaster for plates on the table. Yours is just wonderful. You have adapted an idea from one craft to another and you did a fabulous job.

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  5. Wow! Just gorgeous! Love it.

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  6. Stunning! I've been hooked (literally lol) by Lucy's Mandala-love and started making them myself, to sell on our fundraising stall. But this, this is something else!!

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    1. Thanks Jen - I loved making it - when I have got some time, I'm going to make a pair of mandelas - sun/day and moon/night - what do you think?!
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  7. Your work is just gorgeous and your blog a delight to read. I am so happy that Lucy mentioned you on her blog!

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    1. Thank you - it's good to know someone is reading it! Fx

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  8. Putting arts for mosaic tiles, that’s impressive and very creative.
    I have also get some ides from here Mosaic Tile

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