Mandala by Nature & Thank you & woyww

First of all I want to let you know that our family is thinking of all who are affected by the recent tornado(s). How devastating and heartbreaking.

I didn’t plan to post today, but my blog found so many new followers recently I needed to say:

Thank you so very much!
…for visiting, commenting, following and most importantly (and hopefully) Enjoying my little works of art and finds. It means so much to me.

This mandala is especially for all of you!
(it is NOT a flower, as many of my visitors thought…
it’s a small pine tree – those yellow/green ‘petals’ are the new needles 🙂

 Young pine tree at Store Mosse National Park, Sweden (we went there beginning of May)

Young pine tree at Store Mosse National Park, Sweden
(we went there beginning of May)

Since it’s WOYWW (Julia is to blame!!! ;)) today also, here a peek on last weeks ‘desk’ (it’s actually our kitchen table), where I was busy making a template for envelopes that can hold my 4×6 index/post/mail art cards. As mentioned here, I like to make envelopes myself out of recycled paper.

I used an empty cake box

I used an empty cake box

two more envelopes - folded

two more envelopes – folded

Have a great week. Thanks for visiting.





  1. How fun! I was folding a bunch of envelopes myself too last week (to sell on an art-market…) I LOVE your desk! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #109

  2. The flower is simply beautiful.

    1. Thanks, Boo. The ‘flower’ is actually the end part of the twig of the little pine tree, where the new needles grow… I’ll have to add another picture, so you can see it from a different perspective…

  3. A great idea to make envelopes out of recycled paper – they look super.

  4. Really, I was sure it was a flower, untill I read your comment. I’m baffled. I do see it now. It has the most gorgeous color!
    Love your ides to make you envelopes this way, I think I will try that myself =)

  5. What a gorgeous macro – and perfect mandala! And fun envies. Deborah #141

  6. What a beautiful flower. Nature always does it right. I love your envelopes made from papers, they are works of art unto themselves.

  7. Carol N · · Reply

    WOW! I love your photo!!! And looks like you have your work cut out for you on the envies… Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting!
    Carol N #118

  8. Pretty flower! And fun to see your work area! Thanks for visiting me for WOYWW too! Rhonda #120

    1. Thanks, Rhonda! Not a flower though… I just added the info as many think that this is a flower 🙂

  9. Its nice to know we are doing something for the environment. I just recently acquired a We R Memory Keepers envelope maker, I must but it out of its packaging and try it out and maybe show it off next wee
    Looks rainy in Sydney

    1. Yes Bridget – try it! It’s fun and, as you said, it’s always good to do something for our environment.
      Sunny today here close to Stockholm 🙂

  10. Making your own envelopes is better than buying them! Then, you can pick the colors and patterns!!

  11. I have never seen or heard of a mandala before, it is amazing! Happy WOYWW! Your recycled envelopes are a good idea.

    Cazzy x

  12. Thank you all for your comments! I try to catch up and visit your blogs as well.

  13. I love finding ways to repurpose trash items into my art too. Happy WOWW and blessings!

  14. I have to say that’s the coolest tree I’ve seen, love how it looks like a flower! OK, I am asking my WOYWW folks to rally behind me and I truly need your support. I am in a contest and the voting ends today so it’s now or never. PLEASE go vote for me ( the camera )….yes, I am begging, lol
    waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥ ( #19 )

    1. Thanks, Sandee 🙂
      …I just voted, BTW
      Good Luck!!!

  15. […] …changes very often. Sometimes it’s the blue table where I can work together with my kids, other times it’s the messy table downstairs (to paint and print and experiment), or my desk in the office, or simply the kitchen table. […]

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