“Ahna” “There is peace in knowing that you are always there for me” For this mandala design, I created three … More
This mandala was inspired by the decorative lid of a large alabaster box belonging to King Tut. I loved the multiple rows of detailed patterns which all lent itself even better in a circular mandala form.
Many of my mandalas are created by just putting pencil to paper, free of any preconceived idea or design. They seemed to create themselves on the paper before my eyes. For “Star Power” I started with a simple pattern in the middle and it just grew from there.
This is the first of my annual winter holiday mandalas. My initial idea was to place 12 trees around the circle with their tops touching a multi-faceted star in the center and each sharing ornaments at the ends of their branches.
While walking one day I came across a dead, fully-intact, butterfly on the ground. I carefully picked it up and brought it home with the intention of creating a butterfly mandala based on its markings.
I created this design as part of a ‘Call To Artist’ event for the 2004 da Vinci Days poster contest. The design started as an abstract image of a tree (or as others have described it: the Star Trek communicator pin the crew wear). I wanted to repeat that pattern 12 times, putting one behind the other and 30 degrees to the left. Similar to when you take a stack of napkins and twist down on them to fan them around.
I’ve always been fascinated by dreamcatchers…it may have something to do with the fact that they contain a circle. A friend gave me a red-tailed hawk feather. I used it as my model for this dreamcatcher-like mandala.