September 1, 2007

Diamond Drum Mandala


Inspire Me Thursday's theme this week is "Fun & Games...and this Diamond Drum Mandala was much FUN to make with all its colors, diamonds, squiggles and wiggles. It's funny, I didn't know what it was...I was "going for" a vase, but it didn't look like that to me..so it was the mystery mandala for a while.
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Then, my friend Patrica saw it and said, "Oh...a drum!" Thank you Pat!...I agree...it's a drum! What FUN this is....it can sometimes become the GAME of... "What's that Mandala?" That's what's so great about these mandalas, you can't mess them up...the imagination just makes of it what it will...and I must say...that makes it more FUN! -- And...I can see and feel its vibrational beat...which makes me wanna just move & groove...and shake, rattle & roll!
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Come join-in the mystery, and the FUN...& GAMES of creating mandalas*. This one even looks like it's having fun, fun, fun! (By the way...this is mandala #68.)
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* Creatimg mandalas is fun, easy, and reveals ourselves to ourselves in one way or another. Here's what I do: Just draw or trace a circle (I use a CD)... and color or draw inside of it without giving it much thought...just choose what to do moment by moment....have fun...just play...you'll get a feel for when it's complete. Be detached to its outcome...an unintended mark or blob becomes another message; there are no mistakes. When you're done...put it where you can see it and look at it every chance you get. Then make another one!! ...and put it so you can see it too. Repeat. Sooner or later they will speak to you in some way...the symbols, colors, etc. you've drawn can be very revealing. The mandalas we make offer metaphysical insights to us. It's yet another form of intuitive creativity.

18 comments:

Patricia J. Mosca said...

Cheryl...This piece is so FULL OF ENERGY!!!!!!!!! I think you have been spending time creating and it shows!! I am shaking...rattling...and rolling!!

Garden girl said...

Cheryl - I like! its a vibrant drum with a energetic beat!! Feel like dancing or tapping my feet by the computer here!

carla said...

This is so colorful and joyful! It does seem to have energy that radiates from it.

cherry girl said...

Wow, I love these mandalas - so colourful and such wonderful patterns, I'm getting my markers out to start my own - thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Oh, Cheryl, I'm feeling the beat! Makes me want to get out my flute and play along. I do believe this is my favorite of all your mandalas!

Lise Richards said...

Cheryl!! Wow I can't believe you are on #68! This is so full of energy. I love the colors, patterns and the spirit.

Shelley said...

Cheryl you are generous and inspiring. 68 Mandalas. I am inspired!

platinum blonde said...

wonderful!

Royce Addington: said...

I can feel your BEAT!
And it is Magic Contagion!!!
The steel pan drumers down here would love this!!!!

Carla said...

WOW!

Judy Scott said...

this is on my list of to do's to make a mandala, will check out your link ~ yours is lovely :) Judy x

megan said...

Popping with energy...as always. Love the drum interpretation because I can feel the energy vibrating. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

Cheryl Finley: said...

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad we can vibe with Diamond Drum beat together!

Landi said...

This is stunning. Love the colors and you can actually SEE the sound. Must be one funky beat!

Julia said...

Full of vibrations this piece of art !! Love it !!

just me said...

I think I'm going to need to try this. And I'm trying to figure out what about this say play. I mean the bright colors do but there's something else that comes out too. Hmmm.

Pilar said...

You have such an incredible talent for use of space, line and shape. With each mandala you create, I am always in awe of your ability to create a symetrical and proportioned piece inside a circle. I really enjoy seeing, which colors and symbols you will use for your mandalas. I love this one as it is full of life and energy. :D

The Dream said...

WHOA! This is SO cool! Love the colors!