16-22: Temples Mandala

Temples Mandala by Maureen Frank

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Inspired by tomorrow’s MotD, I created this representational mandala of the overhead view of the Baha’i Lotus Temple in New Dehli, India, a structure designed by Fariborz Sahba to look like a lotus blossom from above.

Most symmetrical mandalas contain an even number of patterns. This one contains nine, a very symbolic number in their faith. Back in 2008 a math professor at Oregon State University came into a shop I owned at that time and made the observation that I only seem to do things in even numbers (mostly 6s and 12s). Until then I yet to consider the possibility of designing them in odd numbers, which is “odd” because I generally prefer odd numbers to even.

This Week…

Consider the possibility of doing something we normally do in a different way. While the brain likes routine and habits so it uses less energy, it can put us into a rut at times. Changing it up once in a while can give us a new perspective and broaden our horizons.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

I would REALLY LOVE and appreciate seeing your colorings, and reading about your experiences…so please post in the comments below. Thanks 🙂
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