Monday, April 26, 2010

Christmas Cactus Monday Mandala :)

I am back from LA, where I recovered from a cold.
Just in time before my holiday started, when I returned Saturday.
Tuesday I had one of the first flights from Schiphol bringing stranded passengers home after after the volcano eruption.
This week I will be busy preparing for my holiday next week to Egypt.
In between I will try catching up with all my blogfriends. Why is it my life seems all about catching up......?
At last spring has really driven winter away here and in the days I was gone the trees got leaves
Today I made this CC mandala (10 x 15 cm)
Happy Cactus Monday to all of you!
And to our Chief: have a good and safe trip!
Visit chief Teri to find out where all the cactus posts can be found!


  1. Love the Mandala. So "Christmasy". I know that is not a word, but it seemed to fit. Your work is always a joy to behold. Have fun on your trip.

  2. you angel bringing all those people back home. have a wonderfully wonderful holiday in egypt. what about the boy's school, do they miss a week?
    hugs and hcm and wfs

  3. So glad you are home safe and recovering from your cold....aren't they the worst?

    Egypt - how lovely! My ex visited there and really liked it...and now that I have spent 10 months in the "company" of King Tut at the de Young, my interest in Egyptian Culture and History has peaked.....

    I ADORE this Christmas Cactus Mandala.... just like the real thing! (One of my favourites...)

    Enjoy your Springtime weather!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  4. This is a sweet mandala Marianne. Going to Egypt. That sounds so exotic. You are so lucky to be able to travel like this. I will be there with you in spirit. Have fun. Don't worry we will be here when you return and catch up.

  5. You are SUCH a busy woman! I don't know how you find time to make art, but you always do and it is always so lovely to look at. Very pretty, Marianne. Your paintings are always so soft and delicate.

  6. Egypt - I am jealous for sure! have some fun. I wondered if you had been stranded by the volcano - but sounds like it has all worked out

  7. marianne, i think about hearing you talk about your travels, your impressions of countries and how people are the same and different. it is a wish i have and i think it will come true!

    yesterday i chose the matting and frame for this mandala i have that is so incredible i feel like kneeling in front of it everytime i see it. i am not kidding.

    it will be ready in two weeks. i will of course show you how it came out.

    love love

  8. This is lovely, Marianne- such a delicate looking Mandala! Enjoy Egypt - it's somewhere I've never been! Look forward to hearing about it all when you're back.

  9. Welcome home to springtime...What a joy that must be... I love this delicate and fresh...I also totally love following along with you on your travels...can't wait for the new views and stories from Egypt...:)

  10. This one is bringing me hope that my CC will live...oh well, if not...will buy a new cheery one this winter! This is a kaleidoscope! Holiday in fantastic will that be! Have a ton of fun!!!

  11. it does look like a kaleidoscope!
    It's very beautiful. It would be such a wonderful holiday touch to hang this on a wall near the Christmas tree!


  12. Hi Marianne
    A holiday in Egypt - wow, that;s awesome! Happy holidays and have a great trip.
    HCM, even if I'm a little late :)


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