Inspiration can come at most any time. You just have to be open to recognizing it.  As many people do, nowadays, we have an outdoor fireplace.  From years of family camping, girl scout outings, church camp fire circles, as well as growing up in old houses that had at least 2 fireplaces, I’ve always loved sitting in front of a good fire.  So, a couple of weeks ago, on one of the few days lately when it wasn’t pouring rain, we were sitting in the evening in front of the fireplace.  As I was sitting contentedly watching the dancing flames  a thought came to me, “hmmm, what sorts of mandalas would come from a picture of those flames?”  I quickly ran in to my office and picked up my camera and headed back out to the fire to capture a few images.

Fire can be a tricky image to expose but I got several that had enough good detail in them so that I thought that they could be used for mandalas. Wow, I was so glad I listened to that little voice of inspiration!   These speak to me in so many ways, I still haven’t fully absorbed each one.  I hope  they do the same for you.