I don't always instantly fall in love with a piece. I suppose this is true of most artists. But I thought it was good enough to hang in a gallery. Then I changed it out, and it came back to me, and I hung it in my bedroom and fell in love with it. It's the culmination of several different classes I took. I love every part of it. Usually I look at a piece with a very critical eye and find its faults. This one just brings me...peace.
The word, "peace," came from a Christmas card my sister sent me years ago, and I had it in my file of ephemera.
The gold diamonds at the bottom were made with gold foil. It was one of my first attempts using it, and it worked. Normally, I'm not a fan of gold foil because I find it so difficult to use.
I also used gold metallic pen on the edges of the mandala and acrylic paint pens on the other parts of the mandala. The background is various layers of acrylic paint.
The dragonflies and butterflies were made with papers I made using a gelli plate. The bodies of the dragonflies and butterflies were made from an antique music book page.
It is 12" x 12" on canvas, unframed and 14" x 14" framed. The price includes the frame.