Mandala Monday ~ Puzzle

And now for something completely different…

I haven’t been painting mandalas nor creating them out of pieces of nature lately, because I’ve been completely absorbed in assembling a puzzle of them that my sister gave me for Christmas.  And I’m almost finished…

Just have a giant blue mandala in the center left remaining to do.  This beautiful (and quite challenging) puzzle was made with the stunning artwork of the mandala queen herself – Elspeth McLean, and has been on my Amazon wishlist ever since it was made available.

The photo above is crude, was snapped in bad lighting, and doesn’t do it justice, but it’s absolutely gorgeous!  I plan to glue it and somehow frame it once it’s finished.  Which I’m procrastinating finishing because I don’t want it to end.

I’m a huge fan of puzzles, there’s something very therapeutic about fitting the pieces together, like there’s an order to the universe or something – which of course there is haha!  I don’t know, maybe it just helps me feel like I have some control over something in my life?

Ah well, let the psychologists of the world figure that out, I just know I enjoy puzzles…

However, I should probably be organizing and putting things in order around the house instead.  January is good for that, and it’s likely that’s exactly what I’d be doing if I hadn’t got sucked into assembling this puzzle right after Christmas.  Thanks a lot Sis!  😉  That’s what she’s been doing – getting her home organized.

How about you, what have you been up to since the new year began?  Hey, did you guys catch the lunar eclipse last night?!  The moon likes me… 😍


Happy Monday, hope your week is off to a lovely start!



✿~Peace & Love~✿

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26 responses to “Mandala Monday ~ Puzzle

  1. Now here is a puzzle that was made for you! (However, I think your painted mandalas are every bit a good.) A good thing to do on a frosty cold day where we can’t be outside more than a few minutes at a time, like today.
    I ‘should’ be doing sorting/cleaning, too, but goofing off is much more fun. 😉

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    • That’s exactly what my sister thought! It’s no longer available on Amazon, so I’m really happy she got it when she did. Thank you so much, Eliza, that really means a lot! ❤ I know, brrrr! I was outside last night trying to take pictures of the moon (which I failed at) and couldn't be out there more than a minute. We are at a balmy 10 degrees here at the moment, keep warm over there today, my friend, and I agree, goofing off is way more fun! 😉

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  2. Hi Jewels, It looks great. I am back to blogging after a while, and I see that you’ve painted some amazing Mandalas, wow! 🙂 I am also doing a puzzle currently – Monet’s Lilac Irises. Maybe I’ll share a photo when I’m done as well. It feels great to come back and find my favorite bloggers again 😀

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    • Hi there Timali, long time no see! Glad to hear you’re back to blogging. I too haven’t been blogging as regularly recently, I seem to go in spurts lately. Yes, I have painted some mandalas, thanks so much! Oh, I bet that Monet puzzle is gorgeous. I hope will share a photo when you’re done. Welcome back, again! ❤


  3. What a great puzzle for you Julie! It would make my mind boggle 😉

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  4. ooo – that is lovely!

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  5. That’s really beautiful! I may have to add that to my own Amazon list. Can’t wait to see it finished ❤

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  6. What a great project. Looking forward to the end result. (just be you are too)

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  7. I agree with Eliza. Your mandalas are just as beautiful. And I’m glad you’re enjoying this puzzle. It looks pretty fun and challenging. I haven’t worked on a puzzle in many years. We did them occasionally as a family when I was a kid. Enjoy!

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    • Thanks so much, Brad, I really appreciate hearing that. 🙂 Although I enjoy them very much, it’s been years since I’ve worked on a puzzle too. I “blame” my granddaughter’s newfound skill at puzzles for my renewed interest, she’s a pro at them, even at two, and seems to share my passion for puzzles. I don’t know where I got it from though, no one else in my family is interested in puzzles. Well, other than my nephew. Guess it’s just us “kids” 😉

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  8. Sassy and I are intrigued by your puzzle. Although we are stocked up on puzzles right now, one day we will need a new one and I will be lookin for mandalas! So pretty!

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  9. We describe ‘flow’ perfectly: the joy of being caught up in a task or play and just not thinking about anything else. A blessed state of being!

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  10. It’s sooo pretty, but must have taken a lot of effort and time!

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  12. Looks wonderful those mandala’s.Good work and thanks for following my blog

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