weekly mandala – week 10: garima dhawan

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Do you know The Jealous Curator? She blogs about art that “inspires and depresses me. I know it’s good when I’m left thinking DAMN I WISH I THOUGH OF THAT.”
I love looking at new to me art and the jealous curator never ceases to surprise me with her finds.

One of those finds was the amazing work of Garima Dhawan; a textile designer/print maker. She sells her stuff on Society6 and Spoonflower, and this piece caught my eye last week:
I seriously contemplated buying this and hanging it on my wall; it makes my heart sing, tunes I didn’t even know it had! But as always, a lacking budget was what stopped me. I knew this piece had to become a mandala no matter what, but when I started choosing the colors for the yarn, I had an even better idea.

I wouldn’t make just one big mandala, no. I was going to make 16 small ones, inspired by this fabulous artwork!

I bought a blank canvas and after priming it, painted it with some very light terracotta paint. I added some texture (hard to see in the picture) by using a sponge and some darker terracotta.
I cut out 16 circles of card stock and ModPodged them to the circles. After those had dried and the canvas was ready, I used clear craft glue to adhere the circles to the canvas.

And voila!
I LOVED doing this! This definitely won’t be the last crochet painting you see here…


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  1. I LOVE this! What a fun idea!! I hope to see more crochet paintings!
    Kate :}

  2. That is so neat how you translated that print to crochet. I love looking at all your mandalas.

  3. ohhh..what a great idea…loved it.:-)

  4. There you go. No money spent. You got your own heart singin’ artwork, made by you! You are a pure artist Twink.

  5. Thank you so much for liking my work. I love how you translated it in your own way. I feel really honored.

  6. I am loving your work, its great and a good inspiration bron. Thanks for showing.

  7. Wow . . . Crochet painting, that is a super awesome concept! I would totally jealously curate that because I just had a “wish I thought of that” moment.

  8. Wat een gezelligheid aan de muur!

  9. I just stumbled onto your blog…what an amazing piece! After months of little to no inspiration, this has definitely sparked my imagination!

  10. Love your mini mandalas and your crochet painting! I love the way you are inspired by the things you see and then reproduce them with your own personal interpretation!

  11. Woah! Prachtig!

  12. Beautiful, I love the crochet more than the original! xxx

  13. Wow! is all I can say. Phantastic work! Congratulations.

  14. I love this colours and this disign