It is almost finished. Weeks of embroidery and beading have produced this freehand Mandala. It's frame awaits anxiously. The world is embracing color. After decades of beiges and browns and classic colors all is playful, almost childlike. I think we are all craving more naivete, a pure environment, simple things, anything to brighten up the bleakness of the times. I choose to join them. Most of my art inclinations call for bright colors and optimism.