Thursday, June 24, 2010

Garden Mandalas

We created amazing Mandalas in the garden today, they were so beautiful, and were greatly enjoyed by the children and myself alike, from the gathering of plant material, to the creating of the Mandalas and in true Mandala style, reminding us that it is the journey not the destination that truly matters, the breaking down of the beautiful creations.

Here are our well loved baskets full of plant beauty



Keenan really got into it, as a three year old I thought he would quickly loose interest, but he stayed on for a long time adding on to his creation




Kaleena, who loves these kinds of activities, made first one and then started over and made another





and here are the different stages of the one I made, I got a little carried away with the camera, but I just adore the progression.









And when we were done creating we gathered up the corners of our "canvas"
and created yet another pile of plant material to start all over again.
Do share if you have, or feel inspired to make beautiful plant Mandalas.


And a beautiful sunflower from our plant gathering walk.
A perfect reminder that summer truly is here.


May your day be wonderfully creative:)

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful gorgeous mandalas!!!
    Great idea :)

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  2. Beautiful! What a lovely idea. I'm so inspired. :)

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  3. stunning!! my daughter would LOVE this!! perhaps my three year old, too. ;) looks like our kids are similar ages.

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  4. WOW! Amazing, Gorgeous, Awesome (in the orginal definition). Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful mandalas!

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  5. these are so lovely! I am very impressed!

    we also did flower petal art this week- if you are interested in taking a look here is the link-
    http://ladyofthearts.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-3-flower-petal-dye.html

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  6. what a brilliant idea!!!!! beautiful creations!!
    xo maureen

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  7. Oh I love it. The concentration that they must have put into these, must have been amazing. Lovely photos, as ever!

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  8. gorgeous gorgeous! how lovely to have so many summer flowers

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  9. Love.love.love it! Mandalas are a favourite in our home and your garden mandala is so inspired!

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  10. These are so so wonderful. Beautiful. I love them!

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  11. Oh this is a beautiful idea! what an inspiration!

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  12. These are so very enchanting and I am sure your children felt so proud and enjoyed the process through creating such works of beauty!

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  13. Thank you for the inspiration...
    http://twigandtoadstool.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-modge-podge-wednesdaylets-make.html

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  14. How absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting!

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  15. WOW... Beautiful .

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  16. your ideas, pictures and interactions with your children in nature are wonderful. thank you for sharing. one idea i had as i was looking at your mandala pix was that of using them for teabag folding arrangements. have you ever tried that? they would make beautiful pieces. thanks again.

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  17. Cristina Hi I am Roko's mama. What a beautiful work of nature and art. You have learned so much of your life's experiences that I feel you should be ready to share your whole story, in order to enlighten others through it. We are here to learn from our mistakes and to teach others. Beautiful children. Beautiful mom. Beautiful dad. With all my love to you.

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  18. One day I will, not quite ready yet, but definitely one day..
    Thank you for your sweet words!

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  19. This is my first time here. My friend HRMJ linked from her blog, so here I am. :)

    She knew I would love the mandalas, as they're something that I mention often enough on my blog.
    I can't believe how beautiful they are!!
    Such an amazingly fantastic project!
    Thanks so much for showing us.

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  20. This has got to be one of the most awesome posts I've ever stumbled upon!!!!

    LOVE the work. The precision. The process. The finished product.

    Wow!!!

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  21. Absolutely lovely, Am so inspired by what you are making with your children!!!! I am sure to do this with my girl Thank you xx

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  22. Hi Cristina!I'm so happy for you guys,looks like your kids are having the best time and Carla always keep me posted ..I'm planning to go soon over there becuse we are doing a workshop at "El retiro Maya" do you know that place?
    greetings to Miguelon ,rocco and all the family
    Adriana Sandoval from Miami

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  23. Seriously love this Christina. Will be checking in regularly. :)) Chandra (Mandala Moments)

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