The Digital Dozen does...Countries and Cultures!!

6:00 AM

It's time for another week with The Digital Dozen! This week the theme is Countries and Cultures.  I went with a good mix of both this week.  With the World Cup and everything we've been doing with it at work my mind got kind of stuck on flags at the beginning and I REALLY didn't want to do that.  I really love Japanese culture too but I've kind of done that in the past a few times so I took that off the table too.  Then I had to really think some!! I'm starting the week with these.  They're meant to sort of look like a mandala.  If you aren't familiar with them, Mandalas are symbols for spiritualism and the universe. I first became familiar with them through Buddhism but they are used in Hinduism as well.  A traditional mandala should start with a circle or dot in the center, like my pinky nail.  The stamp I used was pretty small so I changed to a different one for the other nails and they have a more heart shape at the center but I think the basic concept is there!

Each color of the mandala also has a symbolism. Here I've used blue which is for calmness or serenity, green for nature and harmony, yellow for light, intuition and sun, and purple for life and imagination! I hope you llike them!! Have you ever made a mandala?  

Don't forget to check out the other ladies art below!! And don't forget you could choose our September theme!! Just visit and tell us what you want to see us do!!

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  1. I love how much thought you put into your mani; I learned something new today!

  2. The colors and the images...Beautiful!

  3. you know me - i loved the splodginess of this!

  4. I had no idea that a mandala was supposed to start with a dot or circle! I'll have to remember that. These are lovely and your background is just fantastic with the stamping. Love them as always :)

  5. Love these! Love that you explained so much about them too! Haven't made one yet....... :)


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