Saturday, October 18, 2008


This mandala I made for Jeannet. She had her birthday yesterday. I gave it to her thursday because I had to go to work yesterday. I´m in Rotterdam now in my brothers house, waiting for the phone to ring. I´m standby for 5 days! Yesterday I spent the day at my parents and in the evening my brother and his boyfriend invited me for pizza (I love pizza!!!!) It is nice to spend time with the family but being standby isn´t the favorite part of my job. I have to be able to be at Schiphol within one hour and that is impossible from where I live. Deze mandala heb ik voor Jeannet gemaakt. Ze was gisteren jarig , mar ik heb de mandala donderdag alvast gegeven, want ik moest vrijdag werken. Ik sta 5 dagen reserve, het minst leuke deel van mijn baan. Wel leuk om weer de familie te zien; gisteren een dag bij mijn ouders geweest en s'avonds ben ik met mijn broer en zijn vriend pizza gaan eten (ik ben gek op pizza!!!). Ik ben nu in Rotterdam in het huis van mijn broer, ik moet binnen een uur op Schiphol kunnen zijn en dat lukt niet vanuit mijn huis. Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. They are fantastic flyers, darting like light, twisting, turning, changing direction, even going backwards as the need arises. They are inhabitants of two realms - starting with water, and moving to the air with maturity, but staying close to water. Some people who have the dragonfly as their totem have had emotional and passionate early years, but as they get older they achieve balance with mental clarity and control. They gain an expression of the emotional and mental together. Dragonflies are old and adaptive insects, and are most powerful in the summer under the effects of warmth and sunlight. Their colors are a result of reflecting and refracting the power of light. As a result, they are associated with color magic, illusion in causing others only to see what you wish, and other mysticism. The are often represented in Japanese paintings, representing new light and joy. To some Native Americans they are the souls of the dead. Faerie stories say that they used to be real dragons. Dragonflies are reminders that we are light and can reflect the light in powerful ways if we choose to do so. "Let there be light" is the divine prompting to use the creative imagination as a force within your life. They help you to see through your illusions and allow your own light to shine in a new vision. Waterjuffer / Libel Is de waterjuffer vandaag in je leven verschenen dan is de tijd gekomen dat je eigen ware kleuren doorbreken. Waterjuffer brengt jou een boodschap van wijsheid en verlichting. Het is tijd om oude gewoonten op te sporen die verandering behoeven en deze los te laten of te veranderen. De kracht van de waterjuffer zal je helpen door de mist van illusie te dringen naar de weg van transformatie en verandering. Boodschap van de waterjuffer:"Het leven is nooit helemaal zoals het lijkt maar het is altijd gevuld met licht en kleur. Kijk hier doorheen en laat je eigen licht schijnen."


  1. Hi Marianne....this mandala is wonderful...I love your attention to detail...the dragonflies are gorgeous!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!


  2. Beautiful Marianne. As you know, the name Dragonfly Pond Farm was the name chosen for the farm. So I was very interested to read all this abt the dragonfly! Miraculous. And I myself did have a passionate early life and have I hope found calm and balance now later in life. Interesting. I threw away my original farm sign and have yet to make another.

  3. Thanks Diana!

    Yes I voted for that name in the time.......
    Dragonflies are inspiring creatures! love everything about it.
    I have used dragonflies in several of my mandalas.
    I'm curious to see your new sign ......

    have a nice weekend!

  4. So beautiful Marianne and those dragonflies just captured my heart!

  5. Jeannet's mandala is beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful information about dragonflies. I watch them by my pond - they are so interesting to watch.

  6. wat een waarheid zeg,
    ik zie alleen maar libelles en waterjuffers, en dit in een tijd dat er zoveel gaande is,

  7. yes the dragonflies are wonderful, being on standby sounds like a real nuisance,you have to have your suitcase ready and packed can never truly relax. but being with your family ,must be great.hugs and wfs.

  8. I love the dragonfly symbolism. This is a beautiful mandala. The dragonfly detail is the best.

  9. Your friend is so lucky to get this mandala. I love dragonflies. Beautiful!

  10. Your mandalas are wonderful. They have a calming and joyful effect through your use of color and symbols... peaceful and meaningful.


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