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Lilac Clusters mandala

Lilac Clusters mandala

This mandala is just pretty and reminds me of all the lilac bushes we had around our house when I was growing up. There is nothing that evokes pleasant childhood memories as much as the scent of lilacs. Apparently memory is tied to our sense of smell,

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Bone Flower mandala

Bone Flower mandala

This mandala reminds me of old bone and ivory carvings that I admire. Bone carving dates back to prehistory, and was probably done during the months when our ancestors were forced to stay in caves due to bad weather and needed something to do. No long explanation

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Violet Buds

Violet Buds

Violet Buds is like some dainty floral wallpaper.  Violets and pink rosebuds came to mind when I first looked at it. It is  Springtime, a bit later since roses are starting to form.  This kind of thing is more classically “feminine” that most of the mandalas I

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Graphic for Front of CelestialPlaces.com website

Graphic for Front of CelestialPlaces.com website

Tentative front page for a site I am developing: www.celestialplaces.com. The idea is to collect different visions of the sacred and the heavens and compile them on one site. This is something I am doing for myself. If anyone else finds it useful, well that is just

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Tribal Wheel

Tribal Wheel

This was not originally intended to look like Native American art, but it turned out that way.   And when you get something that works and looks good, you go with it. This bears some relationship in appearance to a “medicine wheel,” which is in turn related to

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Knitted Snow Flake Mandala

Knitted Snow Flake Mandala

Another day, another mandala.  I promise the color turquoise will not be in them all. This one looks knitted and is very layered.  While it has a cold effect, strangely it also looks like it might be able to convey some warmth because of the texturing.  On

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Mandalas: Turquoise Blossom

Mandalas: Turquoise Blossom

I blathered enough in the last post about Mandalas. I mentioned why I do them and how I feel about them.  This one is different because it is blended and looks a bit like an agate  while looking like some strange flower as well. Agates are among

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Mandalas: an obsession

Mandalas: an obsession

What is a mandala? From the Merriam Webster Dictionary: A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. Such a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness. It is a circular design, with rays and designs coming out of the circle. Kaleidoscopes

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Raven pattern experiment

Raven pattern experiment

Experimenting with a textile design. Don’t know who would wear it or why, but I love the colors.  It might make a good background on a blog. I have a major thing for ravens and crow. Can’t explain it. Just drawn to their lively ways and raucous

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