Friday, May 31, 2013

Radiate Joy!

Radiate Joy!  (Stacy Wills, 2013)
The mandala was created using a photograph of a gladiola as the source image.

Just a little "happy" on this last day of May from Rumi and me!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Circles: A Poem by Hafiz

(best viewed in full screen)


The moon is most happy when it is full,
the sun always looks like a perfectly minted gold coin
polished and placed in flight by God's playful kiss.
And so many varieties of fruit hang plump and round.
I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly
shaped by a soul within,
and the earth itself.
I have gotten the hint:
There is something about circles the Beloved likes.
Within the circle of a Perfect One
there is an infinite community of light.

-Hafiz (1325-1389)

This is the fourth installment in my Mandala Meditation series, and was inspired by the words from one of my favorite poets, Hafiz.  I enjoy creating and sharing these videos in the hope that they might provide an oasis of beauty and rest in the midst of your busy days. 

The mandalas for this video were created using some of my existing artwork (alcohol inks) as source images.