Mandalas

October 16, 2009

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Hand-drawn with coloured pencils, each of the mandalas shown above incorporates a Maltese cross.  Maltese crosses traditionally have eight points, each representing a Christian virtue held sacred by the Knights of Saint John.

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 The mandala at left was drawn with oil pastels on heavily textured paper.  It has more of an organic appearance due to the absence of straight lines and hard edges.

For more information about mandalas and how they are being used to promote world peace, see The Mandala Project.

To see some mandalas created with natural materials, see Autumn Mandalas  at Flandrum Hill, my online nature journal.

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3 Responses to “Mandalas”

  1. kseverny Says:

    i like these, they are such relaxing images

  2. Cindy Lou Says:

    All of them are beautimous, but the bottom one is my favorite…..reminds me of the dream catchers that the Ojibwa make. Perhaps it’s the texture of the “feathers” around the edge.


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