This is a really departure from the mandalas I have been doing. Unlike my other mandalas they are very soft. These are the first of my everyday objects mandalas I have posted here.
Over at mandala Oasis, our “mandala challange” is to come up with a mandala expressing thanksgiving or gratitude. There is certainly a lot I have to be grateful for, but I won’t go intoa long list. Many people focus on the big things – family, friends, good health, etc. While I am grateful for all the big things, my thoughts kept coming back to all the little things that are often taken for granted. I thought about my comfy couch, warm coat, my winter socks, soft pillows, a cup of hot tea. For my mandala I picked two of my little things: long, warm winter socks and my fake fur IKEA pillow.
These mandalas are often very simple, especially compared to other mandalas I have done. Sometimes the mandalas look like something that was created with fabric origami rather than a photo that was digitally manipulated. The striped socks sometimes make for a more complex pattern. Like the striped socks, the striped sock mandalas tend to look a bit fun and playful.
Check out more sock mandalas on my pictures only gallery at: http://ilahsmandalagallery.wordpress.com
The sock mandalas will be uploaded later today, November 26 or tomorrow.