Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mixed Media Monday & Mandalas

This week's MMM Challenge is 'Look What I Found'.  I was reminded of something from my childhood and created off of that memory!  When out walking one night, an orange cat started following me. I picked it up and brought it home and told my mom that it followed me home. We named him Eddy and he lived with us for the next fifteen years!

This piece was done on canvas board with chalk pastels, colored pencil and sharpie pen. A few embellishments and cut out words and there you have it!  (Click image to enlarge.)

I also finished a new cross stitch piece. It is the first in my series of mandalas. I am really pleased with the way it turned out.  (Click on image to enlarge)

I have several more charted and will be working on them as the year progresses. They are really soothing to stitch.  Kreinik Manufacturing  has a new line of holographic threads that I will have in my hands very soon and I plan on working some of these vibrant threads into future mandalas.

I am returning to the Little Snowballz line with my next project and will be stitching "Stuart".


  1. Oh, Carolyn, it's gorgeous - and so is your story. I think it's more likely that Eddy had a lucky find when he found you, grin! I too had a kitten "follow me home", LOL! Diane

  2. Oh Carolyn, how precious!!! And guess what--I have a cat that came and sat on my window sill last year and now she's part of the family...she had been abandoned...
    I LOVE your picture--and I love the meaning behind it...fabulous!

  3. Oh, I love the eyes! What a great piece and memory, Kristin xo

  4. Sweet cat story, and card :) Love your cross stich piece too.

  5. You have a real talent for drawing characters Carolyn - Eddy is fab! I sincerely hope that it works out for you - the designing your own fabric - I really like those penguins!!

    So sorry to read that you lost your Dad recently too... creativity is a healer, like time. (((hugs)))

  6. like your mandala cross stich.. I have got a bird cross stitch and a klimt tapestry on the go at the day they will be finished!! lol


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