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Watching It Grow

November 22, 2016

The fun thing about making mandalas is how they develop and grow. I usually have something in mind when I start based on a haiku that I wrote. During the creative process the mandalas and haiku both change and grow to something entirely different. Kind of a mind over pen. 😊


          ‘Changing and growing

            Watching the evolution

            From line to beauty’

Love Mandala

November 17, 2016
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I just thought it would be fun to create a mandala on a torn piece of brown paper and fill it with daisies and add a haiku:

‘Love is the answer

Whatever the question is

Love is the answer’

Day 5 Mandala Magic

November 14, 2016

This is Day 5 of Mandala Magic. I was supposed to use. a Compass to make flowers from circles. I couldn’t get it to work properly so I just did this, math major that I am.😄. But I like this one full of daisies. Of course.

Just call me a renegade.😄. I guess sacred geometry and I will never be friends 


          Daisies or just weeds

          No matter what life deals you

          The sun still comes up

Mandala Magic Day 4

November 12, 2016

Day 4 of Mandala Magic. The basic design of three fingers and two thumbs is called a ‘hamsa’ which is a protection symbol to ward off evil. I did it but it just strikes me as too strange and I did not enjoy making it at all. I don’t know, maybe there is no evil around to ward off 😄


          ‘The all seeing eye

            Nestled in the hamsa hand

            Warding off evil’

Mandala Magic Day 3

November 11, 2016
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Day 3 of Mandala Magic using concentric circles. 


‘Concentric circles

Gracefully swooping a round

And daisies again’
Funny how those daisies keep showing up!😊

Mandala Magic

November 9, 2016

I am taking Julie Gibbons 5 days of Mandala Magic Even though I’ve been doing them a long time it’s still fun and enlightening plus a great form of meditation to know yourself better.

As I started this first one, I wrote this haiku:

         ‘Mandala Magic

           Creativity circles

           The essence of life’
Then as I progressed I wrote this haiku:

          ‘Geometric marks

            Creating a new design

            A meditation’
At the end I wrote;

       ‘Yet, in conclusion

         With all the geometry

          It’s still a Daisy’
😄😄😄. Used my new fountain pens

No Resolution Mandala

October 27, 2016

#inktober #haikutober Day 27

I am still enjoying making mandalas so I stayed with it. I can’t seem to get on Arizona time and have been waking up at 4-5am so I go for a walk, eat breakfast and start a mandala. My jet lag from Wisconsin (2 hours) won’t let up.


           ‘Thoughts swirling around

             Crashing into each other

              No resolution’

Pens:TWSBI, Lamy, Piper Cub, Micron and colored inks