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Folly Mandala

August 3, 2008

The prompt at One Single Impression this week is ‘Folly’ suggested by Forest River Journal.

I had fun with alliteration on this one:

F is for folly,
Fun, friends, five fragrant flowers.
And feeling foolish.

Right after that I had to go shopping at the art store and found some fun acrylic paints and black paper sketchbook and made this mandala.  Then this haiku popped into my head:

I bought new colors
To use on new black paper
Not folly for sure

Thanks to OSI I am always inspired!

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  1. August 3, 2008 7:19 am imaginative mandala{symbolizing folly caught in its’ own self)-‘I bought new colors’ is nice but the ‘five fragrant flowers’ is really good ..thank u teri..

  2. August 3, 2008 7:27 am

    This just bubbles with joy! Thanks for sharing that with us :o)

  3. August 3, 2008 8:19 am

    Love the mandala – it looks like an octopus getting sucked into a black hole! I don’t know why, but I find it terribly amusing!

  4. August 3, 2008 1:38 pm

    Both delightful. I agree that the paint wasn’t folly. Wonderful mandala.

  5. August 3, 2008 3:29 pm

    In your mandala I read fast and confusing and whirling; all can lead to folly if out of control. But happy whirling like a merry-go-round.

  6. August 3, 2008 6:32 pm

    Love it! the mandala is exuberantly alive and both poems are vivid!

  7. August 3, 2008 7:26 pm

    I am glad you so generously share your rich talents with us. These are wonderful, as ever. There is such fun and joy in the mandala. Thank you, Teri.

  8. August 3, 2008 7:46 pm

    The spinning mandala is just like folly, round and round with lots of distractions.

  9. Lisa at Greenbow permalink
    August 3, 2008 8:46 pm

    That folly can take us around and around. Love the mandala and it nor the paints are a folly.

  10. August 4, 2008 6:31 am

    I liked both. Great alliteration!

    yellowed piece of paper

  11. August 4, 2008 1:15 pm

    I always enjoy your art and words together.

  12. Sandy permalink
    August 4, 2008 4:07 pm


    The mandala, too.

  13. August 5, 2008 12:10 pm

    This looks and feels so fun. Great job.

  14. August 7, 2008 11:58 pm

    Moving mandala. Must try the black paper one day!

  15. August 8, 2008 8:27 pm

    Wonderful blending of words and image …
    I’ve played twice this week: once on each blog . My OSI Week 23: Folly posts can be found here and here.
    Hugs and blessings,

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