2016-267 – Danilov Monastery Bell Mandalas

Danilov Monastery Bells - photo by Zapadnik

Danilov Monastery Bells – photo by Zapadnik

New Week::New Theme: For Whom The Bells Toll

Russian-born, New York-raised Harvard student, “Zapadnik” (as she calls herself), shot this photo of the Danilov Monastery bells which have a fascinating history. Essentially they left Russia in 1930 to go to Harvard and then in 2008 they were returned to their homeland of Russia, to the Danilov (St. Daniel) Monastery in Moscow. Zapadnik, being a Harvard student, included a trip to the monastery to see the bells as part of her “year off from Harvard.

Inspiration For Today

It’s okay to sing our praises once in a while, to let them ring throughout the land. Rejoice and be glad! We are worthy of recognition!

Happy Coloring!

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Posted in 2016, Functional Art, green, Landmark, Metal, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Sound, Symmetry, Your Mandalas | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016-266 – Fungi Fun Mandala in Color

Fungi Fun Mandala in color by Maureen Frank

Fungi Fun Mandala in color by Maureen Frank

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Fungi Fun (from Sunday’s MotD post). Playing with colors, lines, and dots to delightfully express the essence of the Turkey Tail mushroom referenced in last Friday’s MotD.

I used watercolors, markers, and gel pens for this painting.

Inspiration for Today

Sometimes it’s fun and creative to let go of the details and just embrace instead the essence of that which we experience in any given moment.

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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Posted in 2016, Asymmetry, Coloring, Drawing, Gel Pens, Mandala to Color, Mixed Media, Painting, rainbow, TML Mandalas, Watercolors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016-265 – Mushrooms Mandala

Mushroom Mandala by Karina Eibatova

Mushroom Mandala by Karina Eibatova

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

Russian artist, designer, and illustrator, world-renowned Karina Eibatova, created this beautiful mushroom illustration done as a mandala, which is part of a collection call “Life is a Magic“. This mandala is stunning with its glorious attention to detail yet creating a sense of whimsey in her design.

About Karina and her art:

My inspiration lies in the discovering life as a phenomena, and in the admiring an amazing Planet we live at. Admiring the very essential things, such as a pomegranate or a stone can inspire me to express that deep impression. With my works, I try to deliver a distant look on the fragments of Nature, therefore I draw only organic objects, landscapes and the Universe. I am deeply inspired by the Universe and by the perspective of looking at the world from the outer Space. That visualization gives me the strongest inspiration for life and creation. I never draw people, it is kind of a tabu for me. I feel like all my creativity should be dedicated only to the Nature, to celebrate it’s essentiality pureness and authenticity.

View more of Karina’s amazing art via her online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Anything can be turned into a mandala, in one way or another.

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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Posted in 2016, black, Drawing, Food, gray, Nature, Painting, Symmetry, white, Your Mandalas | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016-264 – Willow Mushroom Lamp Mandala

Mushroom Lamp by Cherry Chung

Mushroom Lamp by Cherry Chung

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

British willow weaver and basketmaker, Cherry Chung of Manchester, created this delightful 1.5m mushroom lamp. How wonderfully creative and perfectly fitting for this week’s theme.

About her art, her web site states:

She was hooked by the direct nature of working some sticks with only her hands into an object which could be functional and aesthetic. The connection with ancient human ancestry is still present in some enduring primeval instinct.

View more of Cherry’s amazing willow sculptures via her online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Mother Nature is more than happy to be a model for any of our creative endeavors. We are encouraged to let her inspire us with her natural beauty and design.

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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Posted in 2016, Baskets, brown, Functional Art, Lights, Nature, Symmetry, Wood, Your Mandalas | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2016-263 – Marasmius Haematocephalus Mandala

Marasmius Haematocephalus -photo by Steve Axford

Marasmius Haematocephalus – photo by Steve Axford

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

Australian nature and world photographer, Steve Axford, captured this delightful macro photo of marasmus haematocephalus fungi. They are so cute! Love their under-the-hood symmetry and bright pink and red colors.

About them, Mushroom Expert states:

Marasmioid species are often tiny, and can be overlooked by collectors. However, they play an essential saprobic role in forest ecosystems, helping to break down the litter layer of the forest floor. In fact the litter layer, particularly in oak-hickory woods in eastern North America, is often teeming with marasmioid mushrooms, even when conditions are extremely dry and hot.

View more of Steve’s stunning macro fungi photography via his online gallery.

Inspiration for Today

Great things come in small packages. Wonderful adventures start with one small step. Life-long relationships form from one small, kind gesture.

Embrace the little things in our lives.

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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2016-262 – Fungi Fun Mandala

Fungi Fun Mandala by Maureen Frank

Fungi Fun Mandala by Maureen Frank

This week’s MotD theme: Fungi Fun

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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Posted in 2016, Abstract, Coloring, Digital, DIY, Drawing, Mandala to Color, Sound, Symmetry, TML Mandalas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment