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Sunflower Love and Mosaic Mandalas

Sunflower Mandala by Margaret Almon
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Sunflower Mandala by Margaret Almon, glass, dichroic and smalti on slate, 5″

I planted a sunflower seed when I was 8 years old, along the side of our house.  I was enchanted that the black and white streaked shell could be opened like a gate by the green sprout within.  My father went on a sabbatical when the sunflower was still shorter than me, and we moved to Texas for the year.  I came across letters from Mrs. Firth, our next door neighbor.  I was worried about my sunflower, and had written to her, and she reassured me that it was fine. The growing plant is a wonder.

One evening I went with Stratoz when he needed to water his school garden, and there was a sunflower taller than he was.  I took some pictures of it in full stature.

Stratoz and the Giant Sunflower. Photo by Margaret Almon.
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Stratoz and the Giant Sunflower. Photo by Margaret Almon.

One of the first mandalas I ever made in mosaic was a sunflower, and to discover there were orange ones was a bonus.  I return to sunflowers again, and admire their beautiful faces.

Sunflower Mandala in Nutmeg Designs Etsy Shop

More Orange Goodness at my Orange Tuesdays Pinterest Board.

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