Spring Renewal Mandala

An array of colors make their triumphant return to the landscape after being wiped away during winter.

Everything is new again.  Blossoming, blooming, bursting with newness and color.

I never know how these mandalas will turn out when I first start.  See the original picture I started with below this mandala

Spring Renewal Mandala by Beth Sawickie


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Here is the original photo I started with…an azalea…

Pink Azalea by Beth Sawickie

To transform the azalea picture into the “Spring Renewal Mandala” I used a combination of:

  • Kaleidoscope Kreator 3
  • Lightroom
  • Topaz Labs
  • Fractalius Plug-in for Photoshop
  • Photoshop CC

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Peering Into the Garden from the Dark Depths of the Forest


I got to spend part of a day wandering joyously though some local gardens (Sayen Gardens in Hamilton, NJ).  Filled with beautiful plantings, meandering trails and lots of “secret” nooks and crannies.

I started wandering down this trail – I had to duck under some branches to follow it – my initial impressions were that it was dark, dingy even and not as exciting as the bright open path I had been on.  Then I turned to my left and saw the view I captured with my camera.

This photo reminds me that even though I may be on a dark path temporarily …I just need to look around for the brightness of hope and love shining in the distance.  It is always there – and it is reachable.  Even if it were night, moonlight would be illuminating that same spot.

Peering Into the Garden image by Beth Sawickie

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