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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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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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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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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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