Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

♥Happy New Year♥

Happy New Year to all my blog friends! May 2011 be the best year ever for you!

I didn't feel well the last month of last year, That's why I have not posted and visited very much lately.

I just love the 1st of January. A whole new year ahead of me with new possibilities, hope and creativity.

The shortest day is behind us and from now on the days will get longer.

I hope that 2011 brings you the things you are hoping for. Health, love and happiness!

I start this new year with showing the last mandala I made last year for Leron.

His mandala holds goldfish a symbol of good luck and happiness!

The gold fish brings good luck in the form of tranquility, wisdom and long life. It is one among the eight sacred symbols of the Buddha where they represent fertility and abundance.

To fully appreciate the symbolic meanings of fish, we must first consider their watery domain.

Water holds ancient symbolic meanings dealing with the subconscious and depth of knowledge. Water contains all the mysteriousness of the unknown.

Consider the murky depths of the ocean – we never know quite what to expect there. Even seasoned oceanic explorers are still awed by their findings from the deep.

Water holds endless mystery to us – it represents that which is certainly there, but cannot be seen.

Given the wonder that its domain holds, the fish too has similar symbolic meaning.

May your year be filled with happiness, prosperity, good luck, creativity and that just like the goldfish you will be in harmony with the flow of life

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. I'm the first!!

    The mandala is beautiful~my favorite colors together. And I always love the legends of the animals you provide.

    Yes, I can feel this will be a powerful, positive year for us!!

    Bring it on!

    Love and blessings to you my dear friend. I am so much richer because of your friendship ;)

    Love and hugs,

  2. How lovely, Marianne! Hope you are feeling better now and all the best for 2011, my friend! Looking forward to a creative year with you!xx

  3. Okay, okay, I am third....but I am an ocean and an entire country away! ;)

    This is truly uplifting and inspiring! Who doesn't love Goldfish? (No, not like Sjimmie "loves" them"....) But they are so magical as they glimmer beneath the water - like little rays of liquis god or sunshine.

    And that's exactly what I wish for you, dear Marianne! THIS year will be filled with health, happiness, travel and laughter!

    A kiss for Sjimmie and the "Gang",
    love and hugs to you!!!!

    ♥ Robin ♥

  4. P.S. Ooooh..the new header is GORGEOUS!!!!! SJIMMIE!!!! The fresh, vibrant colours!!!! You are amazing!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  5. i hope you are feeling better. beautiful mandala for sure. thank you for sharing your talent. be well and happy in 2011. love, suki

  6. Wishing you good health, healing and happiness this new year Marianne. Your swimming fish mandala is exquisite! All the meanings given to them are fun to read. I am sure this gift was well appreciated. I look foward to sharing art across the blogsphere for antoher year! Take care.

  7. What a beautiful wish dear Marianne! thank you, i hope the same for you and selfishly, i hope we get to see many many more of your gorgeous mandalas here this year.
    And please feel better!
    with love,

  8. What a beautiful post Marianne. I'm so sorry you've been poorly for the last month but hope 2011 will bring you good health and happiness. That goldfish mandala is fabulous - your fish are fabulous - you are too. ~hugs~ Gina. xxxx

  9. how did i get so lucky to have not one not two but three of your mandala's in my home. what inspiration i get from them. i stop and stare, marianne, look closely, am enthralled by how you take the simple and create the magical.

    i am so glad we are friends, part of our wonderful community together. thank you so much.

    TSUP! MWAH! ♥

  10. love that goldfish mandala M - I've heard they bring good luck. Maybe I should get a pot full of them!!
    Hope you are feeling better, and had a lovely new year celebration. enjoy!!!

  11. Marianne.... the most wonderful thing about art is that you can share it again and again and again! And this one was worth sharing again! A beautiful blessing!

  12. happy happy new year!
    we love u!
    m & e

  13. A bountiful liquidly gold mandala of light...this is breathtaking Marianne! Happy New Year to you with love...♥

  14. Love this one! But that's because fish are so great. I lve the way you portray them in your mandala. Hope you feel better now and are enjoying relaxing new year.

  15. I sure hope you are feeling better now Marianne. This mandala is full of the glow of hope for a better year. Happy and Healthy New Year to you too.

  16. I just love the goldfish mandala! I've always loved those fish and koi. I just received a Chinese Painting kit and want to try painting Koi using Chinese style paint brushes and ink. Can't wait!


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