Mandalas and more

I’m still making mandalas, but wanted to remind you that you have just a few more days to enter my giveaway I posted here. Deadline is September 1 at midnight. I’ll be drawing the winner the next day. I’ll be sending the winner an email with a couple choices of prizes from my art stash. All you have to do is print out the mandala on that post, color it, and then email it back to me by midnight on Tuesday. I’ve been receiving some nice colorful mandalas in my email box!

It’s been fun continuing on this mandala journey. My goal was to be confident enough to draw directly on fabric. Before I attempted that I sent several of my mandalas to Spoonflower and had them print out fabric samples and one fat quarter. I thought that was pretty cool to have my drawings on fabric.

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Then I took fabric markers to some pieces of previously dyed fabric.

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Then I watched a wonderful video on making sun catchers or ornaments out of cds and I just had to make some.


But it’s not all about mandalas around here. I spent a little time dyeing some silk scarves for a special project I’ll tell you about later.

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I also attended a workshop and met Brene Brown.

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We all received her new book, Rising Strong, which I’ve already started even though I’m also reading What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas. I’d love to hear with you’re reading.


And lastly I finally removed the buds and bagged the lavender I harvested in June. Now it’s ready to use in our soaps and culinary dishes.

Well, that’s it for today. Don’t forget about the giveaway! Thanks for dropping by. I hope you have a creative and colorful weekend.