Lots of swirl
Iris foetidissima seed pods, wallflower cluster and buds, ice plant leaves, blue sea grass, rose hips, birch leaves, silk tassel tree buds

Lots of swirl

Lots of swirl, in my chest, head, and around the country. This mandala takes it out of my head and puts it on the table, where I can look at…

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Nine More Days!
Iris foetidissima seed pods, feathers, hellebore, wallflowers petals and buds

Nine More Days!

Nine more days and I'll be back to fully enjoying the color orange again. Nine more days until we can get on with the work of restoring our democracy. There…

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How do we know when something is done?
Square piece of silver, amber beads, coral beads, rhododendron seed pods, Japanese coral bark maple twigs, dried flower buds from Stunt Ranch Road Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains, sweet fern

How do we know when something is done?

January 21, 2021 In art, it's easier to know when something is done than in life. I got to this point with this piece and felt it was done, though…

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So much going on!
Sand dollar, cotoneaster berries, parrot feathers, mexican orange flowers, horsetail fern, dried dietes seed pods, succulent rosette

So much going on!

So much going on - seriously. I just found out that my book, Flowers for a Pandemic, will be ready for pick-up next Wednesday or Thursday. It's two weeks early…

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Georgia Blue!
Strawflowers, rose hips, blue-eyed daisies. clay beads, Matilija poppy seed heads, hazelnuts, tips of redwood branches

Georgia Blue!

We did it! We flipped Georgia blue, and I am beside myself with joy. Without the cruelty of the defeated president, and without the obstruction of the current Senate Majority…

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Learning to live with what is
Amber and clay beads, willow twigs, strawflowers, cotoneaster leaves, pineapple guavas, horsetail fern, silk tassel tree buds, boxwood leaves

Learning to live with what is

Learning to live with what is, like the weave of the fabric this mandala is built on. It was hard to line things up, both horizontally and vertically. Between the…

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Hydrangea Leaves – Huzzah for 2021!
Hydrangea leaves, horsetail fern, strawflowers, loralpetalum leaves, red alder tassels, and smoky topaz

Hydrangea Leaves – Huzzah for 2021!

Hydrangea leaves, horsetail fern, strawflowers, loralpetalum leaves, red alder tassels, and smoky topaz Hydrangea leaves and flowers are probably my most used "ingredient" for the botanical mandalas. Their colors change…

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