Hello Monday!! Hello Mandala Monday! I love starting the week off with a pretty post each week. This is my first of many "Birthday Mandala's", I'm loving these flowers so much. Each day they look different, a little less life in them but still so pretty and colorful on my table. I am using a tablecloth this time too, wishing I had more pretty dishes and things to use but happy with the white background with these bright colors. I've learned a few things about my mandala making...
To be patient and not force it together
That it looks different once I see it on the computer
I'm short so making them on the table means standing on a chair, not my favorite thing to do
I could stare at them forever and feel a calm and peace come over me each time
I like making them inside more then outside because I see it more during the day
I LOVE LOVE GREEN even more then before, I love the stems and leaves!
How soft the petals are, like really soft and curl so nicely and stay curled
Making these is making me want to draw them, not ready yet but it's there
I'm so thrilled to join Dawn again this week, she is the one who inspired me to start making mandalas. I've made new friends along the way now too which just makes Monday's even brighter. Visit Dawn's blog to see her mandala. Thanks so much Dawn for sharing and inspiring me.
I want to share this new flower in our ditch too, isn't it funny looking. I LOVE seeing these each day, new blooms and they make me laugh each time. If you look closely you will see the sharp needles on the stems too, OUCH. The purple part is so soft though, Rich and I are getting a kick out of watching these. Does anyone know what they are called? I could look at it up but haven't yet. Just curious if they have a funny name. Not sure these will show up in any mandalas but admiring them for now is making me happy.
I will see you Tuesday for T time... it's the kid first day, YIPPEE!! We are so ready for the routine and schedule of school again. My favorite season is coming up and I'm ready to play in the leaves and see our pumpkins grow. I will have a Project Life post maybe with T time or sometime this week, it's 3 weeks worth of catching up. Thanks for visiting today and have a great MONDAY!! HUGS!
p.s. I almost forgot, my picture of Rich and I with our cake got chosen over at Our Beautiful World!! I love that picture and it was just one week ago that it happened, WOW!! Time does fly.
Thanks Elizabeth for helping me with the link thingy, I kinda got it but needs tweaked!