Mandala Artists

Creative Artwork for Balancing and Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit

November 2008 Blog Posts (2)

Just a weed

This latest series comes from a photo of a lone weed growing out of a small crack in the sidewalk. That's it - just sidewalk and weed. If you look very close, some of them also have a ladybug.

I like the interaction of nature with traditonal urban elments. Many of my mandalas have a plant or part of a plant along with urban materials like sidewalk or brick.

You might have noticed that the photos start with 2. Weed mandala #1 is on one of my other blogs.

I would… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on November 17, 2008 at 11:25am — No Comments

Urban Mandalas and Everyday Mandalas

I like to create mandalas from photos of urban images and everyday objects. Many people associate inner peace with "peaceful settings" - forest, beaches, mountains, fields of flowers. Peaceful places are generally envisioned as areas of nature far removed from major urban areas. I feel that peace is where you find it and where you create it.

Peace can be found in city side walks, in bridges, railroad tracks, buildings, railings, statures, monuments and a thousand other bits and… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on November 13, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

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