Sunday, May 15, 2011


Sacred Circles of L...
By ShaRi

This post is for mandalas made for and of photos frOM other folks. I luv doing custom mandalas! It's so much fun! Interested in a custom mandala made frOM one of your photos? Leave a blog comment and we'll talk!

Don't forget, you can click on the wOManDala to get a somewhat larger version 8~)


Believe it or not, this image is in color! Swari Hhan is the Sorceress.




I have a beautiful autumn leaf photo taken here by a Scottish photographer...could you use it to make a Scotland Autumn womandala for the occasion? And could you combine the image with another photo I took of a typical Scottish "dry stane dyke" (old stone wall)? I'd love to be able to combine your American artistry with some Scottish images (I'd need to ask the photographer's permission first but I'm sure she would be thrilled) The Sorceress is Michelle McCallum!




I'll be sending you some photos for the autumn wOMandala for the newsletter...the local photographer is delighted to have you do this w/ her work...and requests we put the photos next to the wOMandala to show the process -- agreed!
The Sorceress is Lyn Bennet!



frOM 4 outstanding photos came 8 wOManDalas! If you can use the stone wall and then the leaves and maybe a mushroom shot...I leave it to your magic! Cheers, Michelle


A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Like all fungi, mushrooms are not plants and do not undergo photosynthesis.


The Sorce photae was taken by Robert McCallum, and was used for his and Michelle's wedding announcements.


Castle Tioram is one of the most remarkable castles on Scotland's western seaboard and, given the nature of the site and Scotland's part in "dark age" and medieval European history, is a monument of European dimension and importance.
It is also a castle of great beauty, whose ruined state poetically sums up its history. Once a centre of power of the medieval Lordship of the Isles, and later of the Macdonalds of Clanranald, it was burnt on the orders of the last chief of the direct line when he set off to join the doomed Jacobite rising of 1715.


The source for this mandala is Joseph's photo of the cover to the Chalice Well, and a photo of mine of RAindrops in my backyard. 'I was walking one morning, when it started to rain. I recall feeling a raindrop, and I considered whether I had been the first to feel the initial one or had the privilege been given to someone else. Every storm must begin with a single drop of rain. And so it is with every worthwhile movement ... it begins with an idea that is too simple to be taken seriously...and then comes the storm.'~Marco Caceres


Joseph Rosado took the source photo for this mandala. He tells the story of setting up this shot, and fussing with it, then at the very moment the shot was done, the leaf let go its' hold.


The same leaf and this loverly red, lotusesque flower, also photographed by Joseph, form the basis for this mandala, along with his Red Spring photo frOM the Chalice Well which forms the background.


The leaf and the budd join forces again to form this mandala, with the background frOM a photo i took on my 2004 trip 2 Erin.


Joseph's photo of the Red Spring at the Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England, was the Sorcerer for a number of mandalas. The background is the same photo used for IvyBuddhala.


This mandala is a variation of the GaiaStarDala. Do you see the difference?


This mandala is yet another variation on Joseph's photo of the Red Spring.


Today while walking in Plean country park in the rain, I suddenly looked up and saw, about 20 feet in the air, on the trunk of a tall tree, a green woman's face...I had not seen this before, although I pass under that tree every day now and have done so for about 9 months!!! I don't know if they just put here there or if perhaps I had not looked up before...she is made of brown clay the same colour as the bark and looks down with the most peaceful knowing wise face...I walked back to the wee footbridge and stared up at her for a long time.~Sorceress Michelle


Where's Rebus? FrOM Michelle's photo of her dog Rebus taking a swim. Can you find him?

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