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Ruth Temple's First Set of Mandalas

Here is a collection of some of the first digital mandalas I have made since 2002. It feels rather good to have "outgrown" a page. Click on any thumbnail to see a larger detail.

Tree Silhouetted by Sunset
May 17, 2004
Desert Mistletoe in a tan oak in Sabino Canton, Tucson, AZ.
I see bats in this one...
May 17, 2004
Eucalyptus Sky
This and the next are slices of the same color-study photo of a eucalyptus on Angel Island, CA, from our visit last summer.
May 17, 2004
The eucalyptus bark peels and sheds naturally, so as it grows it's always got this interesting mottling of its skin.
May 17, 2004

In the above set, I had begun playing with flipping the image and creating a bookend (folded symmerty) wedge to begin making the mandala.

shibori flame
Red Flame
A detail-slice taken from my shibori dyed silk
November 20, 2003
do you see an image of a turtle swimming here in the edges
November 20, 2003
cloud eye
Cloud Eye, November 11, 2003
from a photo of clouds from above.
Cloud Iris
November 11, 2003

November, 2002

water mandala
Water Mandala
November, 2002
November, 2002
January, 2003

Some links to other Mandala makers, and thoughts about mandalas:
Eliza's Mandala page and technique are here at

There's a great educational site with background information on mandalas and their historic use at Sacred Geometry

Kristi Schuler makes mandalas by another method. Her gallery may be found here at Designedly, Kristi

Earth Mandalas has a different technique, tutorial and template you can easily use in Photoshop, here.

Powell's Books carries a number of good books on Mandalas and the making thereof. Support independent booksellers like Powells!

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All contents of this web page are created by and copyright to Ruth Temple 2004, and are licensed under a Creative Commons License. Anyone wishing to use any image from this page in any commercial setting is welcome to contact me for licensing information.