Monday, October 22, 2012

my religion is kindness

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
the Dalai Lama [His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso], (b. 1935)

A variation of a temari I designed not too long ago, no. 170. Intended to highlight the "negative space" at the poles — that is, the shapes formed by not stitching over the thread wrap.

Thread wrap in purple. S4, guidelines removed. Embroidery in purple, red, orange and pale yellow. The quote by the Dalai Lama is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.11 cm. Completed 19 October 2012 (no. 188).

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