2016-244 – Hubcap Flower Mandalas

Hubcap Flowers by TheWeatheredDoor.com

Hubcap Flowers by TheWeatheredDoor.com

This week’s MotD theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcaps

Pacific Northwesterner, college graduate, painter, interior design lover, DIYer, and blogger, Reeves, of The Weathered Door, presents this delightful DIY repurposing garden art project…turning hubcaps into delightful garden ornaments. What a fun project!

She calls it hubcapping. And on her hubcapping page she shows us how to make these bright and shiny hubcap flowers. Be sure to read through the comments where she offers more tips and insights on how to make these.

About her blog and her projects she states:

I started this blog for a school project my senior year of high school, to update pictures and steps of pieces I have done. My interest in upcycling and repurposing began a couple years ago. The first project I did myself was turning an old, weathered door into my headboard (note the name). Over the past few years I’ve focused on making over furniture, which I sell locally, and sharing my process, mistakes, and triumphs along the way.

View more of her projects on her Before and After pages. You can also follow her and her projects on facebook.

Inspiration for Today

Reeve’s hubcap flowers remind us of how we can co-create with nature to take an already lovely garden and turn into a lovely and lively garden.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-243 – Hubcaps As Art Mandalas

The Hubcap as Art Community Art Show - photo by Nina Davidowitz

The Hubcap as Art Community Art Show – photo by Nina Davidowitz

This week’s MotD theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcaps

Multi-media artist Nina Davidowitz, participated in and captured this photo of the “Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art” show organized by the Landfill Art Organization and exhibited at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in 2014/15

About the show, MSV states:

An exhibition of environmentally inspired contemporary art, Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art will present works by nearly 300 artists from every U.S. state and 35 other countries. The objects were created by artists from across the globe who responded to an invitation issued by the Pennsylvania-based, nonprofit Landfill Art Project to turn a discarded hubcap into art.

Hubcap as Art - close up view left side

Hubcap as Art – close up view left side

Hubcaps as Art - close up view

Hubcaps as Art – close up view right side

I love it when a group of people with one focus come together to create a collection of creative expressions that spark the imagination and creativity of those who witness said collection. That fact that they are all mandalas (circles) makes it even more exciting. I bet it was awesome to see in person.

You can view Nina’ art via her online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Today’s mandala invites us to awaken our Creative Spirit, enhance, repurpose, redefine what we already have to elevate it to the next level of creativity.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-242 – Hubcap Christmas Tree Mandala

Hubcap Christmas Tree - photo by Champion Auto Sales

Hubcap Christmas Tree – photo by Champion Auto Sales

This week’s MotD theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcaps

Who needs tinsel when you can use hubcaps? Champion Auto Sales in Arundel, ME created and displayed this tree in 2011. How very clever. And how shiny…and round, both with the individual hubcaps and the tree itself.

View more photos of it via Hemmings Daily blog post.

Inspiration for Today

Today’s mandala emboldens us to use our imagination, think outside the box, embrace the idea of repurposing that which can be used for something else. Go treasure hunting!

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-241 – Hubba Hubba Hubcap Mandala

Hubba Hubba Hubcaps Mandala by Maureen Frank

Hubba Hubba Hubcaps Mandala by Maureen Frank

This week’s MotD theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcap

Every Sunday, I post on my Mandala of the Week site a simple mandala to color related to the weekly MotD theme and then showcase it here as the Sunday Mandala of the Day. On Thursdays, I showcase someone’s (or my) coloring of it as the Thursday Mandala of the Day.

I would REALLY LOVE and appreciate seeing your colorings and reading about your experiences…so please share in the comments below. Thanks

Read about and download today’s “mandala of the week” here…

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-240 – Flower Power Krazee Hubs Mandala

Krazee Hubs - photo by MADVintology

Krazee Hubs – photo by MADVintology

This week’s MotD theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcaps

I found this photo of a delightful set of 1960’s Flower Power Krazee Hubs for a VW in MAD Vintology’s Etsy shop. (btw…they’ve been sold). I remember this style of art growing up. How humbling that now this is called “vintage.”

About their shop they state:

Antique Vintage, Unique kitsch finds, oddities and curiosities of everyday life from our mad adventures….coveting the corners and crevasses of the past.

Inspiration for Today

Today’s mandala reminds us of a slight variation of an old adage, what goes around usually comes back around…as vintage.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-239 – Ford Galaxie Hubcap Mandala

Ford Galaxie Hubcap - photo by Ponyboy289

Ford Galaxie Hubcap – photo by Ponyboy289

New Week::New Theme: Hubba Hubba Hubcaps

Hubcaps to cars are like shoes for humans. This week we’ll look at different styles of “shoes” starting with this stylish one from a mid-60’s Ford Galaxie as photographed by Ponyboy289 of the Mississippi Coast Mustang Club.

Several interesting patterns emerge from this one hubcap, from the logo in the center, to the 3-point “spinner”, and to the bike-like spokes with the round metal plate in between. I bet when it’s turning it creates a very cool pattern.

Inspiration For Today

It’s easy to go out and about our day wearing whatever clothes and shoes we have readily available. Today’s mandala, however, inspires us to put a little extra care into what we wear. We’re being encouraged to “walk in style” today and everyday.

It’ll put a bounce in our step and a spark in our hearts.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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2016-238 – A Rose is a Rose Mandala in Color

A Rose is a Rose Mandala in Color by Maureen Frank

A Rose is a Rose Mandala in Color by Maureen Frank

This week’s MotD theme: A Rose is a Rose

I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: A Rose is a Rose (from Sunday’s MotD post). Inspired by the colors of the MotD 236, Bali Rose, I painted this mandala with a base of Pelikan watercolor paints I already had and a top layer of Yasomoto Pearlescent watercolors that I recently bought but had yet to use. They add a tint of color with a cool iridescent shimmer. Being eager to try these new paints, I decided to use them for today’s MotD.

Unfortunately from the straight-on angle, the shimmer is difficult to see. Here’s an angled view that shows it better:

A Rose is a Rose Mandala - angled view

A Rose is a Rose Mandala – angled view

If you’re interested, I made a slideshow of my progress through this painting. View it on my ArtProgressions.com blog site.

Inspiration for Today

Today’s mandala encourages us to learn or experience one new thing a day. Let’s broaden our horizons on a daily basis.

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.

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