Can you make me a mandala for …?

by Michelle

I get that question a lot.

“Can you make me a mandala to help me sell my book?”
“Can you make a mandala for the bottom of a swimming pool?”
“Can you make a mandala room divider?”

I love the way my mandalas spark this question. But, my favorite request (times a squillian) went like this:

My kid (just before leaving for college):  “Hey Mom … can you make me a mandala with your name and dad’s name combined?”

Me: “Sure honey. I can do that. What are you going to do with it?”

My kid: “I’m going to have it tattooed on my back. I want to carry you and Dad with me wherever I go, forever and ever.”

Well, after I finished counting my blessings for having the best kid in the Universe, I started to design a mandala. Turns out the “Joe & Michelle” mandala was just too detailed to be tattooed (without it turning into a big blob of blobbiness).

So I created this mandala out of our initials: J & M.Mand_J-and-M_mod_400px

And now, every time I catch a glimpse of this … my heart gets happy. I mean … creating something you love as a way for your kid to hold you close, forever and ever? Ahhhhh-mazing!

What wild and crazy thing would you do with a mandala? I’d love to hear about it. The conversation happens on my Facebook page. Join us and share your voice.  Have a mandala idea of your own? Want to explore creating it? I would love that. Just contact me here.

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