The Inspiration Behind “Mother’s Day Mandala 1”
This Mandala was created from an original photo of a Dogwood Tree Flower.
The Dogwood flowers are beautiful with light shining through their petals. They are both delicate and strong at the same time – like our Mothers.
To all the Mom’s in any capacity (Adoptive Moms, Step-Moms, those with “Fur Kids”, Caretakers of any sort)…
Happy Mother’s Day!
I really believe that being a Mom is the “toughest job you’ll ever love” (borrowed that slogan from the Peace Corps).
Please remember to take care of yourself first – the world needs you happy, healthy and whole … not grumpy, worn down and burnt-out!
On this day and ALL days, treat yourself just as well as you do your loved ones!
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The Creation of “Spring Energy Mandala 2”
It was early in May and I was visiting Whitesbog Village in Browns Mills, NJ. There’s a lovely dirt road that goes by the once home of Elizabeth White – a strong woman who cultivated the first blueberries years ago.
I loved how the sunlight lit up this flower.
Delicate while glowing in the sun, while also quite strong – the petals are rather beefy.
I wanted to bring out the energy I felt when viewing this strong yet delicate flower in the sunlight.
Using Photoshop, Topaz Labs and Fractalius – I helped the image to express it’s energy.
I call this one “Dogwood Glowing in the Sunlight“.
Next I played with the image – taking pieces of it and flipping ’em, rotating and creating various Mandalas.
This is the one that I liked the best.
But it was not finished yet!
I liked the center part that is surrounded in green so decided to remove the outside part of the mandala.
And, of course, I had a bit more tweaking to do with bringing out the energy of it and showing the vibrant colors.
Then I added the Mother’s Day text and voila!
A beautiful Mandala for Mom 🙂
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Mandalas are found in various cultures around the world. People often use them as a focus during meditation.
I started creating them some time ago because I was just drawn to them – the colors, the energy.
They are a way for me to share the beautiful energy I feel when viewing nature.
You can see all of my Mandalas HERE.
Why do you admire YOUR Mother?
I want to know!
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