I Saw Sunday Week 62
For I Saw Sunday Week 62: Week In Review
Several Individuals have asked how the mandalas, I am using on my poetry site, are made. Being challenged in the digital arena, it would be very difficult to explain. I found a tutorial online for altering photographs to Mandala form and told my digital wise friend about it. The tutorial may be found here: http://www.earthmandalas.com/how/templates.html
I supplied her with the photographs, and she brought them back as Mandalas. This is a close-up image of a plant I saw at the Farmer’s Market.
This was what she created the first time.
Then she tweaked it a bit and altered it to a black and white image, to which I added a background.
That is the part of the process that I understand and she uses Photoshop to make these wonderful creations. I continue to use one a day for my responses to the November PAD Challenge, writing a poem and then going in search of a Mandala that, I feel, enhances it in some manner. You can view those at http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/
I saw the heart specialist this week for a year end check-up after receiving two stents last year. It was very early in the morning, but before I left, I took the time to check out that day’s prompt for the Poem A Day (PAD) Challenge. The nurse ushered me into an examination room, then asked me all those questions about prescriptions, symptoms, etc. After she left, I looked up at the wall and saw a poster. The image was of a little girl, standing on her Daddy’s toes, in order to dance with him. Across the poster in large letters was this message: P.A.D. can cause very serious problems. It may lead to a STROKE or a HEART ATTACK! P.A.D. is Peripheral Artery Disease. I was laughing out loud when the doctor walked in, and had to explain my lack of decorum. He joined in the laughter, but I sort of agreed with the poster. A poem a day can cause some serious problems.
I continue to create Zendalas. They fascinate me, and are an excellent form for relaxation and the satisfaction of creating something beautiful.
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