My sister Sheila posted a challenge:  to create a mandala from objects that you found at home. For my first mandala, I laid out some spoons and forks to create a circular shape. Found a tangerine and some grapes in the refrigerator for the center. Went outside and clipped some ferns, picked up some blossoms, and added them to the silverware. I used some shells that I had collected and nestled them in the curve of the spoons. It was so satisfying and so beautiful. So immediate. I fell in love with this process. I will be posting some of my mandalas and hope that my experience may inspire others to adopt the practice which is very, very easy and so satisfying.

First Georgia Mandala

First Georgia Mandala Silverware, tangerine, grapes, flowers, ferns, shells Saint Simons Island, Georgia April 2020…

First Georgia Mandala

First Georgia Mandala Silverware, tangerine, grapes, flowers, ferns, shells Saint Simons Island, Georgia April 2020…

Gifts from the sea

Gifts from the Sea-  Dune grass stems, feathers, shells, live oak leaves Georgia, April 2020…

Gifts from the sea

Gifts from the Sea-  Dune grass stems, feathers, shells, live oak leaves Georgia, April 2020…

Song of the South

Song of the South- Palmetto fronds, Spanish moss, fern, flowers, butterfly weed, tangerine Saint Simons…

Song of the South

Song of the South- Palmetto fronds, Spanish moss, fern, flowers, butterfly weed, tangerine Saint Simons…

Song of the South II

Song of the South II, Simplified version Georgia, 2020

Song of the South II

Song of the South II, Simplified version Georgia, 2020

First Birds Nest Mandala

First Bird’s Nest Mandala- Bird’s nest, pine cones, feathers, shells, lucky rock Easthampton, Massachusetts, May…

First Birds Nest Mandala

First Bird’s Nest Mandala- Bird’s nest, pine cones, feathers, shells, lucky rock Easthampton, Massachusetts, May…

Driftwood Mandala

Driftwood Mandala- Found Mandala, tree root Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach, Georgia, April 2020 During our…

Driftwood Mandala

Driftwood Mandala- Found Mandala, tree root Jekyll Island, Driftwood Beach, Georgia, April 2020 During our…

Prentiss Mandala

Prentiss Mandala- Wooden cask top, pincushion, spools of thread, embroidery floss, Christmas ornaments made from…

Prentiss Mandala

Prentiss Mandala- Wooden cask top, pincushion, spools of thread, embroidery floss, Christmas ornaments made from…

Marks Studio Mandala

Mark’s Studio Mandala Susan and Mark Wrenches, circular saws, nuts, washers, gray painted wooden circles…

Marks Studio Mandala

Mark’s Studio Mandala Susan and Mark Wrenches, circular saws, nuts, washers, gray painted wooden circles…

Mark's Studio Mandala II

Mark’s studio Mandala II Mark Brown Cookie tin lid, small tins, measuring spoons, washers, poker…

Mark's Studio Mandala II

Mark’s studio Mandala II Mark Brown Cookie tin lid, small tins, measuring spoons, washers, poker…

Garden Mandala

Garden Mandala Quince blossoms, bridal wreath, Siberian Irises, garden fern May 26, 2020 I created…

Garden Mandala

Garden Mandala Quince blossoms, bridal wreath, Siberian Irises, garden fern May 26, 2020 I created…

Ocean Mandala

Dried starfish, shells 2020 The materials for this mandala came from Massachusetts and Georgia. I…

Ocean Mandala

Dried starfish, shells 2020 The materials for this mandala came from Massachusetts and Georgia. I…

Allium Mandala

Allium heads and stems,  shells, wooden balls 2020 This spring I had a wonderful crop…

Allium Mandala

Allium heads and stems,  shells, wooden balls 2020 This spring I had a wonderful crop…

Sewing Mandala

Pincushion, a wreath of buttons, embroidery floss, spools of thread, white buttons 2020    This…

Sewing Mandala

Pincushion, a wreath of buttons, embroidery floss, spools of thread, white buttons 2020    This…

Eastham Mandala

Mark Brown Beach rocks, clamshell, lichen 2020    Mark and I visited our daughter Jen,…

Eastham Mandala

Mark Brown Beach rocks, clamshell, lichen 2020    Mark and I visited our daughter Jen,…

First Eastham Mandala

Moss, crab skeleton, pine cones, lichen-covered sticks, shells 2020 The materials for this mandala were…

First Eastham Mandala

Moss, crab skeleton, pine cones, lichen-covered sticks, shells 2020 The materials for this mandala were…

Second Eastham

Moss, beach rock, lichen, oak leaves, pine needles 2020 Most of these materials were collected…

Second Eastham

Moss, beach rock, lichen, oak leaves, pine needles 2020 Most of these materials were collected…

Keepsake Mandala

Keepsake Mandala Small bowl, wooden bracelet from India, tiny heart-shaped bowl, sapphire earrings, engagement ring,…

Keepsake Mandala

Keepsake Mandala Small bowl, wooden bracelet from India, tiny heart-shaped bowl, sapphire earrings, engagement ring,…

Second Bird's Nest

Bird’s nest, pine cones, feathers, wooden balls, lucky rock 2020 A second very well preserved…

Second Bird's Nest

Bird’s nest, pine cones, feathers, wooden balls, lucky rock 2020 A second very well preserved…