Thursday, July 10, 2008

Two More Mandalas

I visited the Mandala Lady (Maureen Frank at today and dropped off two mandalas that I colored. The first is the July Mandala of the Month. She stated that it looked like a pyramid, so I chose earthy colors for it. I mostly just played with colors and shading. It seemed kinda plain, so I added the curly cues that area around it.

And, the next one is for a sculpture that she and her husband are creating for the Da Vinci Days celebration, which will be held here on July 18-20. It's a fun festival, with music, art, and science (hence, the name, "Da Vinci Days"). This is the Stargazer Mandala.

They were fun to color . . . the blue and yellow mandala on the Stargazer was a sketch I made because I wanted to create a mandala for some friends of mine as a gift . . . not saying who just yet as it is a surprise, but I'll post a picture when it's finished!

I also bought two more coloring books. One for me and one for my friend, Paula. I chatted with Paula on the phone yesterday (she'd been away in Italy and London for several weeks) and she thought coloring mandalas together would be fun, so I bought one for her! Trouble is, I'm not sure which one I want, so I will show both to Paula and let her choose the one she'd like.

Three more radiation treatments! Thank goodness! My skin under my arm is getting really tender and sometimes painful. I also finished a review of a book proposal that's been hanging over my head for a couple of months. Yay! Now, I can get to revising and resubmitting an article - it was due June 1, but the editor is graciously allowing me to take my time. I'd like to get it done by next Tuesday. I've done some of it, but then some other pressing issues came up. It feels good, though, to cross things off my list!


Carver said...

Great job with the mandalas. I'll be posting my some of mine soon. Only 3 more radiation treatments sounds great.

Dee said...

Hi Carver,
Yes, I am relieved that I'm so close to being done with radiation! It's been hot here the past few days . . . whew! Sitting in the a/c as I type .. .

Hope you're having a great week-end!

Cheryl A Finley: said...

Hi Dee,
I'm so glad I found your blog and your gorgeous mandalas. They are indeed beautiful. I see that you're working with them to help you thru your treatments. What a blessed companion to have with you...mandalas.

I too make mandalas and its very synchronistic that I found your site tonight because I am hosting a series of 6 Mandala Healing teleclasses taught by master-teacher and pioneer in th field, Judith Cornell. It's an incredible opportunity for us all,and I do hope you can join us. Details are on my blog:

I'm also inviting you to become a part of a very kindred, creative, compassionate, supportive ..and fun..mandala enthusiaststs at the Mandals Oasis Yahoo Community, here:

I do hope you will join us for both the class and the community. At any rate, I am keeping you in my prayers.
Be well my friend,

Dee said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thank you for visiting . . . and yes, the mandalas are helping me through my treatments as is this new friendship with The Mandala Lady here in town.

I will check out the yahoo group but I'm afraid I'm too busy for the other events. I did briefly look up your websites ... thank you for sending them.
Take care,