New Design: Pretty Mandala Flower Playmat

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“pretty mandala flower playmat” by lalalamonique ©Monica Tojek 2019

I “dropped the ball” slightly. Meant to work on the sewing project daily, but only got two days in out of the last four. Will post on that soon, but I need a break, so maybe not ’til tomorrow.

In the meantime, I worked on this massive project for this week’s design challenge, themed “Playmats.” Apparently I was supposed to think of a specific activity, but I felt compelled to work on this mandala design instead. Kids are inherently creative and imaginative anyway, so I’m glad I did. A lovely design for a playmat or even a quilt center panel. And I have other ideas for each of those mandala flowers and sun, too.

This design literally* took me forever. The mandala drawing and digital redrawing were time consuming, but the big thing was that I didn’t quickly “bucket fill” every area, but digitally “oil painted” each one over a “textured surface.” This gives the design a slight amount of texture and imperfection that I think adds to the appeal.

Hope you like it! Voting starts Thursday.


*By “literally,” I, of course, mean “figuratively.”

Published by lalalamonique

Artist and fabric designer living in the beautiful Adirondacks of NY State.

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