Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! (peace in 6 ways)


  1. What a beautiful way to start the new year Marianne. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too.

  2. pragtig. hou van die blou kleure. ek was vas aan die slaap middernag, en lekker warm in my bed. gooie wense vir 2009 vir julle almal. met ekstra liefs en wfs vandag.

  3. How simply beautiful, Marianne!!!

    Happy Jan 1, 2009!!!

  4. Happy New Year Marianne!
    Melissa and Emmitt

  5. Happy New Year, Marianne! May 2009 be a wonderful year for you!
    Love Dianne x x

  6. Happy New Year, Marianne!

    I also send you great Peace!



  7. so beautiful. May you have a wonderful year ahead.

  8. Oh marianne! This is just gorgeous!!!

    Happy 2009

  9. And peace to you as well! This is beautiful.
    And Marianne...Sjimmie is stunning and regal on your header!!

  10. How interesting.
    When I first looked at this I only saw Shalom in Hebrew! I even thought I say Lynn in Hebrew on the bottom. How egotistical am I?
    I guess we see what we want to see.
    Then you turned it over and said there were six Peace(s) there. Only then did I see the others.
    I see the peace sign circa 1960, what looks to be arabic writing ? on the top/bottom...
    and the heart...please explain the other 2. thanks, Lynn/EGO/LOL

  11. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments!

    Lynn, indeed the 1st is Hebrew, when you turn it around you can read AS-SALAAm in Arabic, Then there is the peace symbol, a hand with 2 fingers, the Latin PAX and Russian MIR. That makes six. The heart is just there.
    Some are very hard to read but they are there.........
    This mini mandala (ATC) I made for the number 6 (indigo), that´s why I wrote peace in 6 ways and the mandala is devided in 6 parts and I used different shades of indigo.
    My husband thought it was daring to use the arabic and hebrew in one mandala, but I guess peace is daring, you have to listen and see and accept each others differences and reach out to each other.
    Peace seems so far away and impossible sometimes........

  12. I think it's great that you wrote both Shalom and Salaam on the same mandala. Those are the areas we need to bring together in PEACE in whatever language!!!!!!!

  13. Thanks for your wishes "peace" way to start the New Year 2009.
    Love this missionary Mandala.
    Great peace yeah!!!!

  14. This is so clever and beautiful!

  15. Gorgeous...looks like embellished chiffon! :)

  16. Happy New Year! I hope that 2009 brings you continued inspiration, happiness, cheer and so much more. I am so happy to have met you and look forward to continuing our friendship for many years to come. =)


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