June 5, 2007

Tree of Life Mandala


June Mandala #2 -
Inspired by the creative spark over at Inspire Me Thursday which was: reflect upon our "roots", literal or otherwise...and create something!
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Immediately I thought of a tree...I am fascinated by...and drawn to...trees! However, I haven't yet learned how to draw roots...so I let that idea steep a bit while I wrote about my first entry -- and not long afterard, the idea of surrounding the tree with words came to me... (thanks to my muse). These "living words" are just a few of the foundational roots from which my life's garden has grown. Life, joy, compassion, peace, truth, creativity and beauty are a just a few (of many root sytems) that were passed on to me from my parents , my grandparents, and other family elders...and I too have passed them on to my daughter...and so it goes on and on. Roots are a beautiful thing.!

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love it, Cheryl! I can feel the joy in it.

Pattie Mosca said...

I can see your roots!! They are within your words...I can feel your love....wonderful Cheryl!

Royce Addington said...

I just want to sit under your TREE and soak it all in!

Julia said...

It's great !! Love the colors and When I just post my Entry at IMT, I saw your Quote above my entry and I really did not see it before. My entry is based on that quote. Sorry , it looks like I toke your Quote !

Julia said...

Thank you Cheryl for your kind comment at my blog ! :)

megan said...

love this thought about your inheritance & love how you surrounded your tree with it.

thanks for stopping by my Month of Todays site...you're right...the best thing about being an artist is that you see art everywhere.

Pilar said...

Your roots are strong and bend from the earth and into the sky, back down to the soil. I love the fact you created a mandala to celebrate this very special part of you.

platinum blonde said...

beautiful colors

L.A. said...

Thank you, Cheryl, for the wonderful piece of art. Your energy is so inspiring.

L.A. said...

Cheryl, thank you so much for your wonderful comments... all the feedback helps to keep working at it, even when it's difficult. thanks again!

Cheryl Finley: said...

To all creative sisters who have commented here with support of my budding art work... I thank you very much...it is so inspiring to receive such loving encouragement and inspiration... It keeps me wanting to create...and share...more! Thank you again very, very much.
love...
Cheryl

Deb G said...

Your mandala turned out great-I love the colors you used.