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Friendship circles

I have been thinking a bit about blogging, why it makes such a difference to the whole creative process, and how Lucy’s Mandala project symbolises it all for me.
You may remember my own mandala, packed up and sent to Lucy some time ago:
my mandala 1

You might not know that she was kind enough to include it in one of her blog posts along with some wonderful creations sent in by other folk.
lucy mandalas 1
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2014/05/mandala-love-.html

Lucy has also gone to the trouble of uploading all the mandala’s on to a magnificent Pinterest board – with 95 mandalas pinned so far and nearly 2,000 followers

It may sound overly dramatic but it is pretty wonderful to see my own rather amateur creation up there with so much crochet artistry.
And I think that is the kernel of it – by sharing your work you are contributing to something that is more than the sum of it’s parts. Yes I love to crochet, yes I would carry on doing it even if no-one ever saw what I made, but by sharing my work, and seeing other people’s work I get a sense of something that is much bigger than my living room. Through it I can learn and improve and hopefully, at some point in the future, other people will feel the same way about what I do too.
I think you could call those mandalas friendship circles, don’t you?

Mandala wheel for Yarndale

What fun I have had making this cheery Mandala for Yarndale

my mandala 1

Not at all my usual colour palette, but maybe that’s why it was so much fun!
Made in Rico classic baby dk and Drops wool-cotton (too many colours to list!)
Using Lucy from Attic 24’s pattern (see link below) Yarndale takes place on the 27th and 28th September in Skipton, and although I can’t be there it feels good to be able to send a small circular ambassador on my behalf. It is also a small way of saying thank you to Lucy for her inspiration and all her hard work.

http://yarndale.co.uk/
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/attic24-mandala-wheel.html%20
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2014/05/mandalas-for-yarndale.html