Tuesday, August 11, 2015

8-11-15


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.

You can read more about mandalas here ... and here ... and here
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.