Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Animal Wednesday #30 Dragonfly Mandala

Dragonfly Mandala (7,75 x 11,50")
I made this mandala for Eveline. I will visit her tomorrow.
She lives in Groningen, which is for me the other side of Holland.
I live in the south, she in the North.
I will travel by train, which will take 4 hours, same as by car.
Since it is my holiday I look forward travveling by train, because I am a bit fed up with driving a car........ I will take something to read with me and will buy a first class ticket. Wow, I love that idea!
I will spend the night there and will return Friday.
I don't think Eveline visits my blog so I can post the mandala without ruining the surprise.
This is one of the first mandala's I have painted.
40 x 40 cm in acrylic.
I started painting mandala's in 2001 after Eveline gave me a mandala for my 40th birthday.
I can say this gift has changed my life.
This started my mandala madness.
In Eveline's birthmandala I have used Dragonflies.
This is one of the first mandalas I have ever made.I am not pleased with my early work anymore. I am pleased with the evolution of my work though............
For me it has been an incredible journey.
Tomorrow I will give Eveline this watercolor dragonly mandala.
Can you see the little dragonly in the middle?
(click to enlarge to see details. That's what I did when I made the post and discovered 2 stones were missing, lucky me still in time to replace them......)
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.
Have a dragonfly day!
Happy Animal Wednesday!


  1. marianne.

    you are a treasure.

    i wish you the most wonderful time with your friend...


  2. Marianne this is so beautiful - it must have taken you ages! I adore dragonflies - such magical creatures! Hope you enjoy your 1st class trip and stay with your friend!

  3. I adore dragonflies and this is such a treat. So are you saying that those are little glitter stones on there? goodness...really? Evelyn will love this mandala.

  4. Your friend will love this mandala Marianne. It is a beauty just like you. I love the sparkles on it. They bring the painting alive. Have fun on your holiday.

  5. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift for the person who inspired such a creative period in your life. Enjoy your visit and thanks for sharing. =)

  6. I think your friend gave you a wonderful gift, the ones you are creating are lovely..

  7. What a wonderful story and beautiful gift. I especially like the insight into dragonflies. It's interesting to me that I chose the dragonfly to represent my creative journey - now I understand why. Thank you for always sharing your wisdom.

  8. Hi Marianne!!! you are amazing...and I love hearing more about you and how you started these,....what an inspiration you are!!!

    This latest piece is wonderful!!!


  9. As always...such beautiful, thoughtful delicate work! A gem in itself! :)

  10. A perfect example of coming 'full circle' or 'what goes around, comes around.'

    I think mandalas would have come out of you one way or another. You were born to paint them and teach us all so many things through them.

    Thank you Eveline for starting marianne on her spiritual journey!

    Have a wonderful trip. Take lots of pictures!



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