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Earth Wheel Mandala

Earth Wheel Mandala

There are various New Age products I have seen that call themselves “earth wheels,” and basically they show you the change of the seasons.  They are fun and colorful, and tap into the seasonal cycles. This my version, the Earth Wheel Mandala. It has colors reminiscent of

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Mother-of-Pearl Mandala

Mother-of-Pearl Mandala

Mother of pearl is also called “nacre,” it’s that lovely, satiny-looking stuff that is on the inside of some shells. I have seen it used a lot: to embellish jewelery, clocks, musical instruments—you name it, usually done as an elaborate inlay technique. I knew a luthier who

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Chinese Cloisonné Mandala

Chinese Cloisonné Mandala

First you have to know what cloisonné is. I try to describe that information below.  Cloisonné colors are bright, saturated and gorgeous. Some of the best work of this sort has been done in China. When this mandala came out the way it did, Chinese Cloisonné Mandala

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Snowflake Mandala

Snowflake Mandala

This probably wound have been better published in December through maybe the end of February, but I just did this recently. And posting it after Spring Blossom Mandala and Ring of Fire Mandala kind of shows a range.   Snowflakes are beautiful things. Now two are alike…

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Ring of Fire Mandala

Ring of Fire Mandala

Johnny Cash is someone whose music I did not appreciate while growing up. Both my mother and father loved his music and he did have a voice like no one else.  In our house it was all about Country & Western Music, the classics Hank Williams, Hank

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Spring Blossom Mandala

Spring Blossom Mandala

I do love it when all the trees, shrubs and Spring flowers come out after a long, cold Winter. Even with the pollen and my allergies, it is still my favorite time of year.  This pattern came about through a purely random experiment as did the color

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Inside-a-Nautilus Mandala

Inside-a-Nautilus Mandala

One of the most beautiful natural forms to me is the interior of Nautilus Shell. A simple spiral has both movement and perfection of form, and is complex despite the its easily discernible geometry. It shows the growth of the animal that grew within it, turn by

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Ribbons are for Rembrance Mandala

Ribbons are for Rembrance Mandala

Around different holidays, especially patriotic ones, you will see these swags done up with the American flag and ribbons of different kinds are used to honor fallen soldiers. We remember ribbons that are tied around special gifts we give or get. Ribbons are tied around prom flowers,

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Blue and Gold Caprice mandala

Blue and Gold Caprice mandala

Why did I call it that? A whim, a moment of  dizzy weirdness, nothing else or nothing more. In one sense things need names or they do not exist. At least that idea works for some of us?   Definition: caprice [kəˈpriːs] n 1. a sudden or

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Rough Lace Star mandala

Rough Lace Star mandala

This mandala has some shredded fabric aspects that I think make it look pretty.  Also, the inner circle looks like it was crafted out of yarn. This makes it a needlework crafter or knitter’s mandala. Or perhaps it looks more like string craft? I found the image

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