17-14: Nautilus Mandala

Nautilus Mandala to Color by me (Maureen Frank)
Nautilus Mandala to Color by me (Maureen Frank)

Download Mandala of the Week #14

Continuing with another somewhat abstract design, this week we have my take on a rather intriguing sea creature: the nautilus. I chose to focus on the different patterns found on this marine mollusk rather than re-creating a literal translation.

From SeaSky.org about the Nautilus:

The curious-looking chambered nautilus, also known simply as the nautilus, is considered by many to be a living fossil. Nautilus pompilius is the largest and most common of about six species known to exist. Like the coelacanth, it has remained unchanged for over 400 million years. During prehistoric times, there were about 10,000 different species of nautilus, but only a small handful are known to survive today. The nautilus is a mollusk and a member of the cephalopod family. It is closely related to other cephalopods such as the squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.

This Week…

“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.”
Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

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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