I did this mandala a while back but wasn't completely satisfied with it. I had already hand quilted so I didn't want to add more stitching and make the back a big mess. Yes, the backs of my pieces are generally pretty messy until I add the quilted layers. Anyway, I decided to glue on some rhinestones. Yes, glue. I am such a rebel! I used a heavy body gem type glue so they should not be going anywhere. I am much happier with the piece now. I still need to finish with a border trim of some sort. I haven't decided what that will be. Any ideas?
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.