Sunday, November 27, 2005


"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing
as everyone else and thinking something different."
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Here is another of Dad's mandalas. He just "discovered" the clone stamp in Photoshop. Now, I've seen that clone stamp and even used it a few times. However, I never thought to copy "stars" with it. Something different!

Sunday, November 20, 2005


"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and new."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

When my Dad was first introduced to our MandalaMakerâ„¢ software, he really struggled with it. Since that time,
he has learned to play and have fun. I am constantly surprised and delighted with the images he comes
up with. He thinks of the coolest things that stretch my imagination. That green "critter" in the center just makes me giggle.

What does that have to do with the quote? Not much that immediately comes to mind. It is the time of year for
our national holiday of Thanksgiving, so I went looking for a quote with that theme. It is true, I am most appreciative
of my "old" friends who have stood the test of time. And, I feel most lucky to be meeting new people
on Cape Cod and through the internet who have the potential of being "new" friends.

I am also thankful, beyond description, that I have a Dad who is open and willing to learn something new.
Thanks Dad!

Sunday, November 13, 2005


"I have witnessed the softening of the
hardest of hearts by a simple smile."
~ Goldie Hawn ~

I took last week's mandala and changed a few colors. This was followed by adding some filters from Photoshop. It is the same form and outline with a completely different feeling. Softening the edges, I smile.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

"Are we having fun yet?"

"Are we having fun yet?" Carol Burnett

This design is from my Mandala Coloring Book #5. For some reason, I have been particularly attracted to this mandala. When Alan asked me to color one for the cover, I chose this piece. I thought it looked like fun! And it is. I've already colored four different versions. The thing about coloring books is that each image could be colored as many different ways as there are people. Add onto that all the different ways one person would color it, and what a variety! One form, one structure, many possibilities for expression. Fun? Oh yes, thank you!