I do hope that any of you who read my blog might, from time to time, mosey on over to my mandala makers links that are posted on the right. Whenever I find other artists who revel in this art form, I try to acknowledge them both by posting on their blogs and adding a link to their site.
Of course, I must also acknowledge Komra Moriko as the grandmother to many of us who embrace this form, thank her for figuring out how to do it and blessing us with her tutorials, and give her gratitude for keeping her original website online since she put it up in the late 90's. Aho!
Most recently I have discovered two more creatrixes, Angela-Eloise at Blogickal and Thalia at Audacia Muliebris. Thalia even got extra creative and figured out how to do a few more permutations of the form, complete with a tutorial, and I am totally stoked. Thank goodness someone has some math genes here! Give this woman 5 gold pentagrams!
A while back I took some photographs of the gardens located in the town square, and I found a mystery bug resting in what I think is lady's mantle. If I am wrong and someone knows what it really is, won't you please let me know?
Anyway, I thought that this photograph was perfect for some alchemical transformation, and I am marking this mandala as probably the last one I will make from photographs I took with my dear 4 mpx camera. My new 8 mpx Canon A720IS has arrived, but I did not get out this weekend cuz it was pretty cold and very windy. I am taking the manual to bed with me tonight and see if I can figure some of the settings out before sleep takes over.
Green Bug Mandala - (Circles of Spring series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
I can hardly wait to see what happens next!