Wow have I had a colourful crochet time lately! I've had so much fun playing around with the different colour combinations of yarn (Drops Paris Cotton) to make my mandalas. I've loved mixing the vibrant shades with the more subtle ones to see how it will all work out. Working on each one has been like creating a personal piece of art work every time... a little piece of happy.
My mum came to visit last Sunday, and it was while I was busy creating my Californian inspired mandala that she commented on how much she loved what I was making and loved the colour work in my vibrant Spring Mandala (above photo). So I made her the brightest most cheerful one I could come up with for Mother's Day.
I love turquoise and red together - it's just one of my favourite colour combinations, and with that orange next to it...POW! I hadn't intentionally set out to create a rainbow mandala, but with the yellow it does look quite well...rainbow-y.
I don't quite know where she is going to put it. It's not quite in keeping with the colours of her living room, but I've just had a light bulb moment... I'm going to put it in a pure white picture frame so she can hang it on the wall! This will be the perfect way to preserve the look of the yarn and freshness of the colours...a happy colouful yarny piece of art work.
Colour me HAPPY!!
I looked to Pinterest (again!) for some colour inspiration and found the most wonderful colour work through Melody Johnsons quilt work. She has a blog called Fibermania - her work is just eye poppingly stunning. Every one of her quilts is a masterpiece.
I had planned on this one being my last for the time being, but now I'll just have to get busy again - I want a framed mandala on my wall!!