Thursday, March 25, 2010

Idaho Pine...

I just returned from a few days in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho (I should have looked up the spelling first!).  The pine trees there are different from what I'm used to.  Of course I had to take pictures of the trees since they are one of my favorite things.  Here's the  mandala from the trip and the photo it is derived from.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jade Green...

This jade plant has been with me for many years.  Long ago it appeared to be outgrowing its potted home but it continues to thrive, year after year, in its very close & confined space and seems to be very happy indeed.  I don't find this photo particularly attractive but look what has come out of it...a lovely jade green mandala.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Camelia in black & white...

Something a little different.  Camelia in black & white.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pink Verbena Mandala...

Inspiration photo for mandala...

Monday, March 15, 2010

"Water Bubble Eyes" Mandala...

Water Bubble Eyes...strange name for this mandala.  The picture it was created from is shown at the right.  It's our pond in the backyard.  Those blue bubbles look like eyes peering from all directions.  Sorry I couldn't quite fit the koi into the mandala.  Maybe next time. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two mandalas from the same source...

These two mandalas come from the same photo of a winter pansy residing on my front porch.  That is some fortitude...braving the chills of winter and still exhibiting its fabulous colors!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Willow Tree Mandala...

I was inspired to create this mandala from my photo of a curly willow tree that stands outside my upstairs window.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Good night Chet........

I like the soft hues of this mandala, however, the overall look reminds me of the image that was telecast on our televisions around midnight when the stations would end their broadcasting for the night (you have to be pretty old to remember that!).

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sweet Dandelion Mandala...

Dandelion is so misunderstood and maligned.  Its healing properties are wonderous as a cleansing and healthy tonic; it's perky yellow flowers a joy to look upon.  Make friends with your dandelions...they need love too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Yellow Autumn Tree Berries...

Yellow autumn tree berries were the inspiration for this mandala.
The photo was taken last Fall on the upper hill of my street. 
Even though the original photo is somewhat blurred, I like the resulting mandala's filtered appearance.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Early Purple Primrose Mandala

The primrose is an early bloomer in the Spring garden.  This beauty stands taller than most, sharing its purple pleasure.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"The question is not what you look at,
but what you see."

                          ~ Henry David Thoreau

Autumn Japanese Maple...

Last Autumn I came upon this cozy little space nestled in the corner of my neighbor's rock wall.  The colors of the Japanese Maple tree called to me with its wispy, feathery ways. The pink flowers are tiny cyclamen, protected by the surrounding growth.  Of course, I had to create a mandala in honor of this space.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Underwater Sea Dragon...

This mandala is created from my photo taken at the Monterey Aquarium in California.  It is a sea dragon, one of the most camouflaged creatures I have ever seen. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Deep Purple Crocus Mandala...

This picture was taken last weekend on my walk around the neighborhood.  These gorgeously deep purple crosuses were nestled below a budding birch tree and were calling out to me.  They stood very, very still as they let me take their photo...that's cooperation.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oak tree mandala...

The inspiration for this mandala is a picture I took yesterday of a 105 year old oak tree in the front yard of my neighbor's house.  This tree draws you in with its massiveness (is that a word?) and grandeur.  A truly majestic being.