Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mandala For Peace

A Million Mandalas For Peace is featuring the image of my art quilt, "Spectrum of Love" as one more mandala to radiate peace throughout the world.

Spectrum of Love - 60"x 60"
This quilt was made at the same time I created a quilt about 9/11. I felt compelled to make something beautiful and full of light and love. "Spectrum of Love" was created on my design wall next to "Out of the Rubble". The source of universal love is represented in the center. That love shines out and into each of our hearts to be radiated into the world beyond. These were my feelings about the outpouring of love, concern and help offered by people all over the world to the people of New York City as well as to each other after September 11th. During the inauguration of Barack Obama I felt that same love radiating from the crowds in Washington D.C., from posts on blogs, as well as from people and friends I've talked to.

The Million Mandalas for Peace blog is where creative individuals unite in sharing their art in the intention and awareness of peace. I was made aware of this project through my friend, Karen Bailey Earith, having her mandala posted there. Mine is number 140, so there are many more images needed to get to the goal of a million. All of the information about the project and for contributing to it is in that blogs sidebar.

To read about why I created this piece go here. The construction methods and techniques are posted here.

10 comments:

self taught artist said...

this is a gorgeous piece nellie. it makes me feel very sad...kind of like i'm already dead and floating around the cosmos observing it all. morbid maybe...but you know me.

JulieZS said...

Absolutely fabulous piece Nellie. Thanks so much for the link to the Mandalas for Peace. I love making mandalas and I think that I'll make one just for this!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

This is just a beautiful piece. The choices you made throughout the process are just perfect together. All the details and embellishments are just so rich. I can feel the love.

Judith said...

Nice work,it's really lovely. The hearts seem to radiate light.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

This is gorgeous Nellie! I love how the hearts seem to be flowing from one into the next. I'm going to have to find out more about this project.

Bailey Earith said...

Beautiful as always. I'm so glad you submitted work to the million mandala project. Peace. (FYI: I no longer use the 'K' word...Bad juju. Just call me "Bailey" and I'll come running.

jude said...

gorgeous piece, great idea! tks.

maggi said...

Beautiful piece with matching sentiments

SBL Professional Album Design said...

Fantastic piece...

Ottilias Veranda said...

WOW! Expeptionally beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Liisa