Thursday, June 28, 2012



Kooleido using a stock image. The colors remind me of one of my mother's bathing suits circa 1969.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Welcome back

Well. That was quite a hiatus.  My first semester teaching
high school was a trifle more exhausting than I had anticipated.
I am back now.

Happy Summertime.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I just love paint samples, but I must say that they
are made of thick paper that doesn't punch easily.
Yes, I do have a punch in the shape of a pen nib.
I am, indeed, a pen nerd.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My sunny son













My son loves to use Spirograph apps. This is one of his latest creations, spun through Kooleido.




Monday, May 14, 2012

Found in parking lot

OK, so maybe not so environmentally friendly,
but beautiful in the light of the street lamp as I 
walked into work today.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Densely packed

...I just couldn't seem to stop once I got started!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012











Here's another app that can be used to make mesmerizing

mandalas. It's called Kooleido.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day

Some bits from my Earthy collection. 
And some dirt.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wooly Booly





























More yarn. Earthy colors in honor of Earth day this weekend.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yarn love










































These were made using a photo of a skein of yarn an Annemika.

Yummy colors.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Something very diferent

OK, I discovered someone and am blown away by his images.  I will take this entry to introduce you all to him. His name is Ernst Haeckel and you can head over here to read about him:

I discovered a book of his illustrations in our school library and immediately saw mandalas on every page.  On a day when I have a bit more time, I plan to use some of the shapes and details to inspire some of my mandalas.  In the meanwhile, here is a sample:

Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Found Mandalas, DC edition

The Keck building, National Academies, DC

Light fixture, Postal Museum, DC

Viewfinder, Postal Museum, DC

Detail of wooden cabinet, Columbia, MD

Small, beaded jewel box, Columbia, MD

The kids and I spent a fantastic day in Washington, DC.
These are a few Found Mandalas from our adventure.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

On the road

We are on the road doing some spring break 
adventuring, so it's a mobile spirograph for

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012


This one reminds me of some petroglyphs we saw on St. Johns.
There were symbols like the coils in this mandala. We thought
They might represent clouds.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Great day for bumble bees

All of a sudden the azaleas went wild. The bees
are stunned at their good fortune.
So am I.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Creating and recreating
















I knitted a blanket a couple of years ago that has hundreds of colors in it. This mandala is made using a photo of that blanket. Two for one.