Greedy mandala, desire mandala….欲張りまんだら欲まんだら

Tried to make this 12 point out to 24 point mandala work. I had this super thin, super fine fabric which I had wanted to try for a while. Tied up a mandala yesterday and went for it. This is what I got. Kind of not what I had hoped for, a fail , in my eyes. Dye penetration sucks. Yeah, I ain’t gonna throw it away but….

First lesson: sometimes you push too hard and don’t get it exactly right.

One thing I found kinda ironic , though. The part which constitutes the fail, the areas of lighter color throughout the mandala, which radiate out from the center, actually look interesting , in a way, like light shining thru the mandala. Basically, the fail is the success….

Second lesson: same thing looked at from a different perspective looks very different, like a different object altogether.

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4 Comments on “Greedy mandala, desire mandala….欲張りまんだら欲まんだら”

  1. shiborigirl says:

    Love it, it’s failure IS its sucess. What is the fabric?

  2. tikkunknitter says:

    a peacock mandala …
    the 12 to 24 – ness of it is mesmerizing. – Leslie (tikkunknitter)


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