I call the piece “Nature’s Wildness Is a Mandala.” I am happy with how it turned out. (Artist living alone, needing to share her process.) I wanted the spiral to really move, and the vegetation to be wild. And the pink helped make it three-dimensional.
If you know floral German folk art, you’ll see a bit of its influence here. Not that I try to do that style authentically. But a glimmer of its spirit has blessed my own. I grew up with two pieces of floral German folk art in my home. They were my father’s, and among my favorite childhood items.
I want you to see the pics at their best. When WordPress shrinks a pic to fit the page, it blurs. Please click on the small pics to see em unblurred; it makes a real difference.
If the painting is not right for your home, no problem, I will sell it and make you another. It is about 20″ X 20.”
Or you could keep it as a possible investment. An Amazon used-book dealer just sold a chapbook I self-published in the 80s. He got $205 for it (plus S&H, LOL!). It was only 64 pages and very funky – old style photocopy! Not that I got any of that $205. My point is that the painting might be an investment.
An aside, I gotta say: My current art and limited edition stuff barely gets noticed, which is ironic, especially if one compares my awful financial situation with the price that dealer got. And for some reason, people will not buy at that price from the actual author or artist, usually. It is weird. I take solace from the fact that William Blake, brilliant mystic though he was, died a pauper. Despite everything – finances, poor health, etc – I manage to still serve community. My life is weird, spelled W-Y-R-D!
If it matters to you, I would sell it for $100 or more.
More info on the piece: Some people assume that, because i paint on cloth, i use stencils, patterns, or otherwise am copying. Be clear, this is my own design. Also, it is not, like some cloth art, a variation on something I vary over and over. I am a painter. I just happen to paint my pictures on cloth.
Frame it, or use it a wall hanging. For the latter, put three loops of thread at the top – one on each end and one in the middle – and stick a pole thru them and hang the pole.
Or hang in a window (sun shines through it. Pretty! Though I bet sun fades it). Would look beautiful stitched to a throw-pillow cover.
It is a bit hard to let go of, but my home does not have room for all my art. Plus it is important to me that my art be in other people’s homes. For one thing, I bless my artwork, this piece carries a blessing on it. So photos of it are my way of keeping it.
I will enclose cleaning instructions should you ever need to clean it.
You can let me know below whether you want it, or email me about it.
Much love and thanks to you, my fellow traveler of the cosmic spiral!
These are not all great pics. I had to shoot in the shade or wait til fall for diffused light. But check out Etsy feedback: Many of my customers post that my art is way better in person than in its photographs, adding that they’d even loved the photos. (Nice folks!)