so yesterday, I mentioned that I loved mandalas.
Specifically... I love how each one can be unique... and still be similar in shape and feel to others.
According to wiki... "a mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe." The term mandala is Sanskrit in origin. In various traditions, they are thought to help a person focus. They are thought to help create a sacred space, and to aid in meditation.
but this link seemed to have the most (easy to understand) information.
As an artist though... I was curious how to make my own; particularly from photographs.
So the other day, I took a series of photos of a veggie/ fruit mandala I made using produce from the local farmer's market...
and I looked up various programs online that were free and relatively easy to use...
and found this! ... and turned a couple of these photos into the photo at the top, and this one below.
How cool is that?!
So go ahead and play... and I'll see you all tomorrow.