My plan is to paint one for her on canvas and incorporate some of her favorite things or places into the design. I have begun to loosely sketch the design for it, but I’ve also been altering some of my own photos and artwork just for the fun of it with a photo tool I have.
For years now, I’ve had the design drawn out for a mosaic mandala, but I've never gotten around to making it. If you’d like to see some wonderful examples of mosaic mandalas, though, please visit this link of fellow SAMA member, Dianne Sonnenburg. One day I hope to enroll in one of her workshops, but until then, I’ll just have to enjoy the eye candy on her website. Please take the time to look at Dianne’s other phenomenal mosaic work. Through the years Dianne has been gracious enough to share her process and her progress while working on some amazing projects. The mosaic artist community is one of friendliness and helpfulness and enjoys the benefit of having several very active websites and forums for sharing like CMA, Mosaic Artist Organization, Mosaic Addicts Group, and Flickr. We all were spellbound as Dianne created a giant mosaic guitar for a charity auction, and then mesmerized us as she worked on two revolving “eggs” for a private client. Be sure to check out these two projects.
Once you become aware of them, you’ll be surprised of how many mandala type designs you can find. Just walking around a city or out in nature, mandalas are quietly waiting for an artful eye to notice them. See how many you can spot today and have yourself a Fabulous Friday!