Monday, September 27, 2010

One Hundred Butterflies Mandala

I have been playing with butterflies in my mandalas and I decided to include several. Then I remembered that I have a number of butterflies drawings that I made for an earlier project, so I decided to include many. One hundred seemed like a nice round number. I colored each one individually using variations of colors derived from the orchid mandala.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Featherwheel Mandala

This botanical mandala reminded me of a Native American warrior shield that I once saw. It was adorned with feathers that surrounded it. In keeping with this theme I added only a few simple geometric elements to complete the work.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spiral Tree Triskele

I have been having fun drawing spirals. I decided to draw a tree form spiral. I liked the image, but it didn't work very well to incorporate in a mandala.
Then I realized that I could make it into a triskele or triskelion. The triad symmetry works very well with the twelve-part symmetry of my botanical mandalas. I chose a white orchid mandala for this project.