On my winter walk last week, I came across these beautiful lichens on a tree trunk.  I’ve always been intrigued with the colors, the textures, the variety, and the patterns of lichens.  Each small group seems, to me, to be a little painting done by nature. I very often photograph them but had never used one of the images to create mandalas so I wondered what would happen when you use these patterns and textures to create more patterns and textures.  For some reason,  (colors?, patterns?) I find these mandalas particularly restful and calming.

As I mentioned in a previous Mandala Monday, with this form of mandala there are 4 different templates I use, 6 sections (or wedges), 8 sections, 12 sections, and 16 sections.  Can you count the sections and tell which template was used for each mandala?