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“Shackles and Daisies Mandala”

April 16, 2011


The theme word at One Single Impression this week is ‘Shackles’ suggested by Ramesh Sood.

Darn that word shackles
What’s the best way to use it
How about I just don’t
You think this is a cop-out?
Yup, I think you could be right


The theme word at Poetry Potluck this week is Β ‘a few of my favorite things’.

Daisies with dew drops
On multi-colored petals
My favorite things

This mandala was perfect for both of these prompts


Daisies really are my favorite things so I shackled them up for today.

33 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2011 11:19 pm

    Very pretty mandala, Teri. πŸ™‚ Daisies are Mrs. Jim’s favorite flowers so of course I like them. You did wonderful on yours.

    Personally I like the second the best. The tanka, though is pretty light stuff. But I do believe it would be hard to make a ‘shackled mandala.’
    BTW, I just noticed ypretty pretty painted egg shell pictures on the right. Are they new for Easter?

  2. April 16, 2011 11:24 pm

    Thanks Jim. Your wife has excellent taste in flowers!
    And yes, it was very hard to do anything but excuse my way out of ‘shackles’ πŸ™‚

    As for the egg shells, I did a sketch of the broken shells and then decided to decorate them with a marker. Works for Easter. I posted those on my art blog.

  3. April 17, 2011 12:02 am

    Brilliant take!

  4. April 17, 2011 12:32 am

    I was gonna say, “SHACKLES”??? Now I understand why you used that word…it wasn’t you, but you sure found a clever way to use it!!! Love your mandala!!!

  5. April 17, 2011 1:04 am

    Thanks a lot Teri Casper.. you handled both the prompts well….and the spread delight with these..

  6. April 17, 2011 2:41 am

    Ignore the shackles and remain free. Good idea.

  7. April 17, 2011 2:43 am

    (Smiling here!) Love the initial open frsutration with the prompt word, but then you have created this beautiful daisy mandala! Exquisite!

  8. magicalmysticalteacher permalink
    April 17, 2011 3:24 am

    The mandala is gorgeous. The words are playful. Thank you for both.

    Dancing Shadow Tree Unshackled

  9. April 17, 2011 6:21 am

    Such a happy picture!

  10. April 17, 2011 1:08 pm

    Thanks everyone. I love painting daisies and will use any excuse to do so. πŸ™‚

  11. April 17, 2011 2:09 pm

    This was a good way to get around using the word shackles

    As well the mandala is pretty. Bright and cheerful – a good antidote to the word shackle.

    This is a good indication of your bright, cheerful, genuine personality, I believe!


  12. April 17, 2011 3:31 pm

    Thank you so much Brenda!

  13. April 17, 2011 4:48 pm

    Bright & cheerful indeed. Love how you didn’t then did use “shackles”.

  14. April 17, 2011 9:21 pm

    lol, ha! nice twists and turns, lol

    I loved the one about daisies, the first was just hilarious πŸ™‚

  15. thingy permalink
    April 17, 2011 10:01 pm

    Another gorgeous mandala. I love daisies, too.

  16. April 17, 2011 10:11 pm

    daisies are your favorite,
    they are mine too.

    well done.


  17. April 17, 2011 11:12 pm

    I sympathize. Would not want to deal with shakles. Having said that, Teri, I like the poemed way out. Clever. The tanka is lovely, as is the mandala. How could anyone go wrong with daises? There is something fresh and innocent abou them. My fave combo is red roses with white daises that have a yellow center. Lovely! Smells good too.

  18. April 17, 2011 11:52 pm

    Thank you for stopping by. Interesting how so many like daisies, well they are beautiful! Jamie, you bouquet sounds beautiful.

  19. April 18, 2011 9:18 am

    lol! wonderful! πŸ™‚

  20. April 18, 2011 10:07 am

    I’d love those daisies too, Teri! they look beautiful in your words. A fabulous mandala as well. πŸ™‚

  21. April 18, 2011 10:17 am

    flowers …daisies…they bring the right thing!

  22. April 18, 2011 2:51 pm

    the tone reminded me of sound of music. πŸ™‚

  23. PremI permalink
    April 18, 2011 3:00 pm

    simply superb!

  24. April 18, 2011 3:37 pm

    I love the simplicity and openess of daisies. If I were a flower, that’s what I’d like to be, but I’m afraid I’m way too complex.

  25. April 18, 2011 6:03 pm

    Thanks for stopping by everyone.

  26. April 18, 2011 9:13 pm

    First time I’ve visited your blog-love the mandalas! And your haiku is wonderful. I love daisies too, although daffodils may be my favs!

  27. April 19, 2011 1:56 am

    wow! you must e very inspired to write this one- seems so effortless to you teri! here’s my potluck..

  28. Kay Salady permalink
    April 19, 2011 6:44 am

    Ingenious! Thank you!

  29. April 19, 2011 7:45 am

    Hi! I LOVE your creativity- with words as well as art! Perfect for both!

  30. April 20, 2011 1:39 am

    Fun verse.

  31. Cassiopeia Rises permalink
    April 23, 2011 4:58 pm

    So sweet and clever…….


  32. April 23, 2011 5:25 pm

    Thanks everyone.

  33. May 5, 2011 5:39 pm

    So pretty, thank you!

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