...and by photo. Or maybe I'm referring more to "on-the GO mandalas"? or photo mandalas. A quick Google search also produces "earth mandalas", and so on.
With spring bursting out of every pot, plot and crevice a new world is awakening. The smallest of changes are breath taking (and I don't mean the pollen). Tho often so small and inconsequential that we miss them all the same.
Think about it, what passes you by each and every day? How does it change? Who notices? Yet, there's so much to see we are certain to run out of time. Taking the last mandala exchange post “Sometimes Self Care doesn’t require words...just Art” to heart, I’ve been taking more photos of those small things that I wonder about. Things I find while I am out and about. Brief moments in time. The ones that don’t make good stories because there is no plot, no climax, or would even be considered Art.
Remember, it is the little things that our world is comprised of and once again when the wheels are spinning I find there is no time left for the messy kind of art. The stuff that I truly like, the one that involves being uncomfortable and being wrong and sitting with it... till it feels right.
Instead, I’m capturing moments and seeing what else there is to be found.
You may be amazed or simply humbly surprised, at what you’ve been walking-on-by.
And in the breaths we are granted there's no reason why not to play... so I used a plugin I found for Photoshop Elements a while back called Kaleidoscope 2.1 to manipulate the image.
...from the leaves of the lettuce to the figure bellow..
..from the leaves of a wild berry within the shell of a coconut (hint-hint look at the first picture above)..
P.S. - Thanks 14Secrets for keeping the magic alive and kicking.