One week ago today, we experienced the worst outbreak of tornadoes in the history of North Carolina, USA!! We had 28 deaths and so much damage it will be a very long time til all the people affected will recover. Two of the 26 tornadoes began only a short distance from where I live and I have to say, it's been a very long time since I was last frightened of anything weather related but I was that day!! Anyway, life has settled down a wee bit now and I have managed to get back to my beloved parching :))
I truly love making parchment mandalas, so thought I'd get myself back on track with things by finishing up this piece I had started a few weeks ago and I have just completed it so will share with all of you now :))
I always find I have a very strong sense of peacefulness when I make mandalas....and that's how it should be because they are geometric designs that represent the universe and they also represent our constant search to fulfill our own dreams. Mandalas have different (but very real) meanings to different cultures but the foundation is very spiritual.
This project is a large wall decoration and is 8" X 10". I would not recommend making this project any smaller because it would not withstand the perforating and cutting in the center and outside points without breaking apart.
In closing this post, I would like to wish all of you, and your families, a very HAPPY EASTER holiday!!!