A Selection of Creative Originals By The Mandala Group of England and Wales

**A Selection of Creative Originals by The Mandala Group of England and Wales**Cathy, FizzBW, Jenni, Jo Jo, Sky Dymondz & Shastina**

**Mandalas in Memories **Images in a kaleidoscope**Mandalas in Memories**Images in a kaleidoscope**Mandalas in Memories**

Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas 2011

A Lotus Mandala for Christmas, copyright The Mandala Group 2011
A mandala to wish a Happy Christmas to all!
This year's Christmas design is reminiscent of the stained glass you get in English and Welsh cathedrals.

Friday, 2 December 2011

On the Mantel Piece

Christmas Cards on the Mantel Piece, Copyright The Mandala Group 2011
For every Christmas we aim to design a mandala. So any of the group who wish to take part in this, do. Some of the group then choose to make unique Christmas cards using the design, these are of course a smaller, print out version. Pictured on the mantel piece are cards from before, look out for this year's as it'll be featured nearer the appropriate time! The card on the far left was part of another project and is separate from The Mandala Group, but it seemed like a nice idea to include it as it just looked right there!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Post by Sky Dymondz

Stunning Colours, Copyright Sky Dymondz only of The Mandala Group 2011.
Sky Dymondz says about the mandala: she ''Thought rich in peace, hundred waters".

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Blackberry Time

Michaelmas Mandala, Copyright Shastina only of  The Mandala Group 2011
This mandala was made for Michaelmas ~ which was on September 29th ~ Inspired by a blackberry theme and with Archangel Michael's colour in mind too.  So this was the result!  I hope it makes anyone looking at it feel an angelic protection.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Rinki's Post

Leaf  Swirl, Copyright Rinki only of The Mandala Group, 2010
A green, leafy, spiralling mandala and Rinki says : 'At the mandala meeting I was struggling until Jo Jo went out to the garden and picked some plants. Then choosing a repeat arrangement came easier'.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Shastina's Post

Springtime Arrangement, Copyright  Shastina only of The Mandala Group, 2010

Here is my spring time arrangement of spirals, forget-me-nots and leaves. 

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Jenni's Post

Primroses Mandala, Copyright Jenni only of The Mandala Group 2010

Jenni says 'Spring brings everything new.  It bursts with hope and cheering happiness.  Primroses depict this, they are simply pure and uplifting.  Spring is my favourite season and primroses are one of my favourite spring flowers'.

Friday, 5 August 2011

Jo Jo's Post

Glynderi Spring Mandala, copyright Jo Jo only of The Mandala Group, April 2010

 Jo Jo says 'This mandala was done in the spring when my two Laburnum's were in full blossom and I had loads of Allium purple sensation out. At the centre are the wild Gladioli that I have in abundance. What joy!'


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A post by Cathy

Spring Flowers Mandala, copyright  Cathy only of  The Mandala Group 2010

 Cathy says 'In this mandala, I am trying to express the beauty of simple flowers, without being very symmetrical. The flowers are responding to water and sunshine and bursting with life'.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

In Loving Memory of the Black Dog

The kind dog Molly's mandala, Copyright Shastina only of The Mandala Group, July 2011
This mandala is in loving memory of a black Labrador, who was full of fun, friendship and made everyone smile so much.  I have tried to express the essence of the joy in her nature, in the mandala and I've put in a black flower to represent her colour and maybe her early death as well. She was full of fun!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Every life's a circle

If life's a circle, then I wonder, whereabouts in the circle is everyone?  And if each life is a circle, how can we tell which pattern matches each one of us? 

If every life is a circle then it's duration is predestined by the circumference of that circle. Then a mandala can be formed within this and the pattern within this becomes the essence of that life's mandala.  Although some die early and some die late, they all travel their own journey, circling the centre and within and around the varied pattern, unique to them. 

If a loved one be taken away, be it a pet, such as a beloved dog or cat, or a friend or relative, is there any comfort in the thoughts ~ everyone lives out their own unique mandala, be it long or short and everyone has lived out their own circle and their own mandala, in their own time? 

Friday, 3 June 2011

Tropical Day Mandala

Tropical Day Mandala, Copyright The Mandala Group April 2011

The Mandala Group would like to share their newest joint mandala on Mandalas in Memories.  It is the first of many offerings!

We made Tropical Day Mandala at a group meeting early in the year.  It's one most of us did as one group member was unable to be with us, so it's only been done by five of us, as there are six of us in the group in total.

 Tropical Day mandala is so called as the palm trees and sunshine are intertwining with pinks and little bits of blue. And all in a colour scheme of warming colours,  upon the lotus flowers making patterns within themselves. The effects together make you think of a tropical beach somewhere... 

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Introducing the Mandala Group of England and Wales

Hello and Welcome! I would like to introduce the Mandala Group. We all live in the UK, on or around the borders between England and Wales. We, as a group, have occasional meetings when we create individual mandalas or joint ones. I plan to place on here all the loveliest ones we have done ever and in including some written words, explain the lights that inspire our creative times...