Movie Mandala – Frozen

Frozen

Hello everyone! As you know from my last Movie Mandala blog post, I’m making several more Disney princess-themed mandalas for my mother who is making a blanket from these mandalas. Since she’ll be using this at home, I am positive that my little cousin is going to be gettig lots of use out of it. This meant I wanted to pick princesses she is familiar with. And as a Disney-crazy 4 year old, that’s pretty much all of them. Makes my job easier!

Among her current favorite princesses are, of course, Anna and Elsa (who is, in fact, a queen) from “Frozen”. This kid sings the songs, recites lines from the movie, and makes my mother re-enact scenes with her whe the fancy strikes her. So how could I not include Anna and Elsa mandalas?!

 

Meditation

Now, I must admit that, although I like this movie, it isn’t one of my favorites, so I don’t quite share in my little cousin’s enthusiasm for it. While I slowly counted stitches, making my way through each round, I watched the movie again, this time trying to see it the way I might have once upon a time as a little kid. It made for an interesting experience.

I saw the parts that made my cousin laugh; they were silly but easy to enjoy if I was willing to take it all lightly. I craved chocolate when the sisters smelled it together at the banquet. I saw the moments where the emotion in the dialogue and the expressions could really pull me in to the story, which is amusing because I already know what happens. And I saw the songs that prompted my cousin to burst into song along with the characters, and I found myself humming too, something I hadn’t done before. I found myself pausing time and again in my stitching as I watched. There’s something that can be said about trying to see a story and film through the eyes of child again. It’s like living in the moment and trying to experience the story as it unfolds.

Colors and Yarns

If you’d like to make these mandalas too, you can use the color palettes and yarns lists below; those are the ones I created/used for this project.

Colors

Elsa’s colors:

Anna’s colors:

Yarns

Elsa’s yarns:

  • Red Heart Super Saver in Light Blue
  • Red Heart With Love in Bluebell
  • Red Heart With Love in Iced Aqua
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Aruba Sea
  • Red Heart Super Saver Aran

Anna’s yarns:

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Honey
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Black
  • Red Heart With Love in Boysenberry
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Royal
  • Red Heart Super Saver in Dusty Teal (Note: this color is discontinued, but Caron One Pound in Sage works just as well)

Until Next Time

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