Week 1 of CST Camp just kicked off on Monday and prompted participants to gather sticks from the street or backyard for use in a creative project. Its been lots of fun seeing such creativity from participants interpretation of stick, as well as how they have embellished and used the sticks into a personal creative art project: bridges, weaving, figurines, fences, totem poles and much more.
I enjoyed my walk about the backyard and front of the house in search of sticks to serve as my muse. On the prompt card, there was the suggestion of wrapping the sticks, which immediately reminded making Ojo de Dios/God's Eyes with yarn. A quick Pinterest search found an amazing array of God's Eyes, including some really advanced designs that reminded me of a mandala. I found this great online tutorial by Jay Mohler to help me get started. I grabbed my three skeins of ombre yarns and got to work weaving my own Mandala.
|Ombre Yarn Mandala, Finished 6" x 6"|
But I will be in search for longer/sturdier sticks to try making larger mandalas!!
|A Rather Fitting Easel to Display my Nature Inspired Art!|