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Love Knot Mandala

August 23, 2016


I haven’t used my ink pen in nearly 2 months so was feeling the need to hold it in my hand and sketch. I found the image on Pixabay so I created a mandala and wrote a haiku.

‘Look at this symbol

It’s made of simple fibers

Woven into love’

Abstract Mandala

August 4, 2016


I’ve been painting a few abstracts just for the fun of it.  And to see what’s in there. 

‘An abstract painting

Can reveal surprises

See the octopus?’

Happy Daisy Mandala

July 22, 2016


‘You’re beautiful

So sunny, bright and happy

A daisy cousin’

Somewhere Mandala

June 19, 2016
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I was inspired to write this tanka (5,7,5,7,7, syllables) while sitting in church and then pairing it with this mandala:
‘Having Sunday thoughts

Actions have a reaction

Good, bad or ugly

I choose to focus on good

Happening somewhere, sometime’

Hold On Mandala

June 15, 2016
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I frequently find mandalas and haiku my ‘go to’ place and this one says way more to me than you can even imagine. 

Irish Daisies Mandala

May 31, 2016


The other night when I was about to fall asleep, an idea jumped in my head. Then my muse insisted I get up to write the tanka and block out the mandala. I couldn’t wait to get up and work on it the next day. 

This poem is called a Tanka which is like a haiku with 2 more lines and 31 syllables. 5 syllables in the first and third lines and seven in the second, fourth and fifth:

My Irish daisies

Making life bloom and blossom

Is there one more?

Wait, what is with the red one?

Variety is the spice

Hibernation Mandala

May 17, 2016


The other day I needed some thinking time and for me, creating a mandala is my go to place. Then I wrote several haiku and ended up with this one:

‘The floating flowers

Heading to hibernation

Will they bloom again?’

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