Monday, March 29, 2010

signs of spring

with the rising of
the full egg moon
shad run upstream
to spawn
wild ground phlox
begins to bloom
and in my heart
a sign of spring -
seeds of hope
are taking root


Kate Jobe said... heart took a little leap when I saw this and read the poem...and then I enlarged it and saw the moons glwoing in the four corners...and I felt such beautiful.

Kel said...

i am drawn deeply into the centre of this one
deep dark blue

Norm said...

Hi Stacy - this is a beautiful piece of work... very nice. And I see we have a blog-friend in common - Kel.

I was wondering if you have ever posted a step-by-step explanation of how you end up with these images? They certainly intrigue me.

Stacy Wills said...

hi norm - how lovely of you to drop by! i've never done a step-by-step, mostly because, i create by what i call "happy accidents" most of the time. since starting eoth, i've been using my own photographs to create these digital mandalas. (and some are created with parts of hand-drawn ones i've done) i use a combination of a kaleidoscope type program and a photoshop program to come up with the end product. a lot of trial and error and just plain playin' around until it says "i'm done!"

Milena said...

Stacy...I love this, the four corner moons and the rich colors. The poem is perfect.

Unknown said...

Stacy I love your mandalas. Did you write the poem? It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing the inspiration for your mandalas also. You've inspired me to go a play with photoshop in some different ways.

Stacy Wills said...

immortalindigo - thank you so much for the kind words. i use the program a lot,'s a free download from the web. yes, i wrote the poem - i enjoy bringing words and images together. blessings!