Mandala Monday ~ Summer Solstice

I was wanting to create a nature mandala last Friday for the summer solstice, but I didn’t want to pick any of the flowers or plants growing in my garden, and there wasn’t much laying around on the ground to collect.  So I got out my paints and grabbed one of the extra ceramic tiles I had and painted one instead…

I usually paint the surface of the tile with a background color before creating a design, but I decided to leave it white this time.  That made for a more slippery surface though, so don’t look too closely because there’s a few smeary blops.  Leaving it white also made some areas of the design a bit less prominent, and I’m not sure yet if I like that or not.  But I do love the bright sunny feeling this has, and I really enjoyed painting it!


Thanks for letting me share!  Wishing you a bright and sunny Monday!





✿~Peace & Love~✿

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30 responses to “Mandala Monday ~ Summer Solstice

  1. You did this all freehand?! It is gorgeous–warm and sunny, just like the day! Have a great one, Julie.

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  2. Love it – I think you did a very good job. It is bright and sunny and very enjoyable to look at.

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  4. Wow, I am grabbing the babyoil and iodine so I can stretch out under those rays! ❤

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    • Haha omygosh I remember using baby oil for sunbathing back in the day! Iodine though, I’m not familiar with? Glad you enjoyed the rays, Annette! 🌞 Hope you have a lovely day and a great week ahead! ❤

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  5. I like the bright colors and simplicity Julie. It perfectly reflects the beginning of summer and more sunshine!

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  6. This is lovely! I do like the cheerful design and colours and the white works well as a background. 🙂

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  7. Beautiful work!! Love it

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  8. Welcome to My World

    I love the pattern and the sunshine colours. You must have a very steady hand to paint so beautifully. Carry on spreading your Light, dear Jewels. Many thanks xx

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  9. So beautiful!! Love it 😍☀️

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  10. Lovely and cheerful! It reminds me of those colorful fabrics from the late 60s.

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  11. Happy and pretty 😀

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  12. A good painted tile. Jackie won’t pick any flowers from the garden – except for those that go in ‘accident pots’

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  13. So vibrant! Brought a smile to my face.

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