I finished a new mandala last week! I was thinking how wonderful a child-themed mandala would be in a child's room or nursery, and I have a lot of vintage children's books that are ripped, torn, and/or stinky from mildew, so I used the book pages as a base. It was so fun! Trains, bunnies, ducks, airplanes, chicks... I didn't want to cover any of it up :)
My initial thoughts were to make a piece that would work for a boy or a girl -- but halfway through, pink began calling my name. (I might have to make a companion piece in light blue.) It's a happy, lovely piece, especially when the sun hits it. I imagine a little person looking up at it and daydreaming-- there is a lot to discover.
Childhood Mandala, Shelley Kommers, Mixed media and gold leaf on canvas, 30x30 inches, 2017