2016-092 – Temari Mandala

How to Make Temari by Shelkey Moonbeam
How to Make Temari by Shelkey Moonbeam

New Week::New Theme: DIY

This week’s theme is all about YOU. For your crafty enjoyment I bring you an opportunity to create your own mandala-like art starting with today’s MotD. Maker, Shelky Moonbeam, created an instructable on how to make this awesome temari.

I love the colors she uses here. And the pattern is very much a colorful representation of the fibonacci series; a pattern commonly seen in pineapples, sunflowers, and pine cones.

From wikipedia:

Temari (手まり?) balls are a folk art form that originated in China and was introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D. …”Temari” means “hand ball” in Japanese. Embroidered balls may be used in handball games.

Inspiration For Today

Shelky’s temari shows us what we can create with a minimal amount of materials; in this case, thread, yard, and pins. While it’s cool to possess all the greatest art supplies in the world, sometimes the simplest of materials let our Creative Spirit fly to new heights.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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