Hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day of January. It is still pretty much snow-less in these parts and thankfully not bitterly cold. After last winter, we are not complaining.
So – no snow to speak of and most of the landscape is dull and the skies are more often cloudy and gray. What do you do? I started pulling up some photos in the archives (the external hard drive) and with the help of a plug in with a VERY old Photoshop program began creating mandalas.
This was a picture of the cat (see all the eyes?) It makes an interesting mandala and opened up a whole new way to create things. I got a few prints and made some cards and we’ll see how they fly. I have squared some off, isolated the circle image and added different background color in others. Below, I share just a couple more of the mandalas.
These are just a couple of examples. Get your own creative juices flowing this winter!
So far, this winter has been pretty quiet.
No snowstorms, no below zero days or nights…as a matter of fact before a squall the other day covered the lawn there was still a lot of green in it. A big difference over last winter and I for one am not complaining. But that might change this weekend.
We are not supposed to have as much snow as the coastal areas – at least at this time looking forward. On the Facebook pages about the weather people either are clamoring for a good snowstorm or they are perfectly happy to not be shoveling. But I do hear the beginning grumblings of people looking forward to Spring. I’m just happy that I am not yet looking out the window through the huge icicles that formed, turning the house into an ice prison of sorts.
No matter what winter does, it is a good time for me to do some reading, clean up some digital files, and generally slow down for a little while after the hectic Holiday season. Perhaps even get my butt in gear and make more entries on the page.
And that’s not such a bad thing 🙂