gretas garden mandalas

This blog is about creating beautiful mandalas from garden photos.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Enhancing what you see in a photo

As I make these mandalas, I learn more about the photo. For instance, with the crocus in the snow, just looking at the picture I did not notice that one of the crocus blossoms is in shadow. But with this mandala, the darker color of the crocus in shadow is becomes evident. Perhaps this will help with understanding about light and shadow.

Please join in

If you have made a mandala from a garden photo and want to show it off, please feel free to add it here. Or if you have a photo that you think would make a good mandala but want some help making one, email me at Also if you know of an easy way to make round mandalas using Picture Window, please let me know. This is just fun for me. No money involved. Greta

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Crocus in the Snow

Snow is rare in North Carolina. When it snows, it is special.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Okra Blossoms

Okra blossoms are beautiful this time of year. Growing okra is like having an ornamental garden and a veggie garden rolled into one. Here is the original okra picture with two mandalas created from it. The first one is with 8 panels and the second one with 6 panels.