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Some more shell mandalas – they make me feel calm and creative, just looking at them – hope you like them too … this one is simple but one of my favourites   it became the centre of a few … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Days

Escaping from the relentless rain here in the south of England, I go over my pictures of the glorious sunshine of Abu Dhabi. I can take my self back there with this view from my bedroom   Join me in … Continue reading

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Barefoot Mandala Making

Music playing with  iTunes on shuffle added an extra twist at the same time as the central floor mandala was being created – individual ones were also in the making

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Messy Play

  We’ve just had our last of 3 Arty Crafty Workshops in Winfrith. The theme of the afternoon was Messy Play and Sticky Fingers, so lots of paint and glue, tearing and sticking and splodging! As a focus I chose … Continue reading

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Labyrinths and sand dragons

Back to the beach, rock pools, caves and gentle waves   the baby spuddled amongst the masses of black seaweed, E and my daughter went for a swim and R and I  made a labyrinth When looking for a link … Continue reading

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Bee in hollyhock

Playing with the picture of the bee in the hollyhock I took at Charleston in the SumoPaint app as shared by iHanna by reducing divisions to 4, I got this   and then by increasing the divisions I discovered some perky … Continue reading

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Meadow Mandalas

In response to iHanna’s post about the mandala making Sumo Paint tool, I told her that about 10 years ago I used to take photos, make oodles of copies and then cut segments from them to glue together to make mandalas. She … Continue reading

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Yes, I’ll come clean, I have discovered yet another thing that can absorb me for HOURS when I ‘should’ be doing other things!!! Following Hanna’s post, and her brilliant tutorial notes, I have been playing, first with the rose photos … Continue reading

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Dungeness on Tuesday

I’ve wanted to see Derek Jarman’s Garden for at least 15 years and on Tuesday, after a long drive across the bleak, flat marshes we found it more easily than I thought we might. Although it is not as he … Continue reading

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Eeek! Exciting! One of our lovely blog readers – Pat of the glorious Grass Wave (more photos to come in another post – it’s coming on beautifully) Has asked me to put together some workshops to run in the Hall … Continue reading

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First cut of the year

Yesterday was a perfect gardening day – no wind, no sun, just pleasant warm weather – the first time for months and months I was happy to garden all day – and I cut the grass for the first time … Continue reading

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…..on the way back

There was a rainbow and taking the less rocky path down I came across this memorial stone This branch of the path takes you the top of the old lime kilns – more ideas of future mandala projects, perhaps creating … Continue reading

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A farewell walk

On my last day in Solva I took a walk up the hill to look down on the beach below – still with the mandala in mind – I would have liked to create one by adding to the circle … Continue reading

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A walk on Solva beach

When the tide is out A mandala left by another, I wonder how long it has been there Looking back towards the village Vibrant green – looks good enough to eat One of several old limekilns on the beach Looking … Continue reading

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I am in Solva, South West Wales – my kinda heaven. My mother is Welsh and I spent my childhood Summer holidays on Newgale beach, so when ever I cross the Severn Bridge my heart sings – and it leaps … Continue reading

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Skye Mandala

Yesterday was sunny!!! Hurray! At last! Important to make the most of it, so my daughter and I took the children to South Beach, Studland. I had been talking to Sarah about the mandala I had made in Skye and she … Continue reading

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a leaf mandala

A leaf mandala created by Caroline on her new birdbath, inspired by the magnolia petals created by Sarah Gilpin.

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family shoe mandala

the magnolia petals look like little fairy shoes and reminded me of a mandala i made of my son’s family shoes

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Magnolia rings

a splendid magnolia in wendy’s garden is carpeting the ground with petals – I rearranged a few –

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bits of these doodles feel like textile designs to me and i have been searching the net to see if i can get any digitally printed. found a couple of companies that do this so now the tricky problem of … Continue reading

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