Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday Mandalas

We attended a family gathering yesterday.  One family member has become increasingly unkind and made yesterday more difficult than usual.  So, I thought a meditative, mandala making Monday would be uplifting and a great way to start my day and week.  So, that's just what I did.

After an early morning breakfast and cup of coffee, I went out to gather some blossoms from my yard.  It was cool and quiet.  Arranging the flowers was peaceful and it's all I thought of.
Ahhh....it was wonderful! I found some very pretty flowers and colors to play with.





My Monday feels better already!

14 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful way to relax.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How pretty! They look like a kaleidoscope! I actually had to look up mandala...it was interesting to read about. I don't know where I've been...but I had no idea what it meant! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Art and Sand said...

I am glad you found a wonderful way to wipe away the negativity you experienced.

We were with family in Cool, California for Easter weekend. We have never been to Cool. outside of Sacramento on the way to Tahoe.

Love your mandala.

Erika Schindler said...

Looks like a wonderful way to relax and make something pretty and different. Love all the different combinations with the same flowers. Thanks for sharing and here is hoping the rest of your day is as relaxing as well.

benita said...

That bottom one is beautiful.

Sorry about the difficult relative. We had one, too, and it always made family gatherings difficult.

Cindie said...

What a lovely activity to brighten any day. I've got a great mandala book I picked up at Costco a few years ago - love just flipping through the pages.

gilly said...

Good for you - I'm glad you were able to switch off and relax a bit with the beauty of nature. Hugs xx

Delighted Hands said...

How beautiful-I have seen quilt mandalas but not ones from flowers-I think my grandkids will love to make some! Glad you feel better...

linda said...

Very pretty. :)

Mereknits said...

What a lovely thing to create to push all that negative energy away. Remember the saying, you can pick your friends but not your family.
Hugs,
Meredith

simply bev said...

What a creative and pretty way to relax! I'm sure that was a great meditation for you and am glad you caught the patterns in photos to share!

Tammy said...

Beautiful mandalas. Unkind people are usually tormented and if you aren't happy with yourself, then you can't be happy for others. Enjoying a quiet, meditative morning is a beautiful way to get back your zen. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Quinn said...

That's a lovely response to a stressful experience! Onward, with beauty :)

Roxie said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your thoughtful and positive responses to life's stresses. And your mandalas are soooo lovely!