Lacy garden mandala…

in a lacy garden

Sometimes it is hard to know where to start with these mandalas. Continuing once a beginning has been made is usually easier. This time I started with a sleeping cat in the middle thinking I wonder what will follow from that?


Apparently, lots of details, flowers and lace. Maybe it’s a kitty’s dream landscape. It’s really up to you. 😉

Thankfully, Tom has wonderful words for this world!

As the eye returns and turns again
through lazy ambulations at the edge
drawn to filigrees and flowers when
it peers through open spaces in the hedge
that bounds the hidden maze of complex paths
where lovers drift in circles round the ponds
lingering to hear each other’s laughs
watching breezes blowing through the fronds
of grasses growing from the simple centre
stretching out to kiss the summer sun
through lacy veils that let the breezes enter
in to the place where the cat has run.
Deep within the the garden she is curled
Deep asleep without care in the world.

image (c) 2017 Hilary Farmer
poem (c) 2017 TJ Radcliffe


nap time
nap time

Today’s doodle… always pleasant to have a cat nap – although not necessarily pleasant to nap with a cat – lol. One of our cats is very well behaved and you would hardly know she’s there, while the other likes to give head butts and knead any exposed flesh with her little needle-like claws… The above is meant to be the peaceful type of nap time though!

Speaking of cats and napping, check out the new “Simon’s Cat” animation – Fly Guy It’s pretty hilarious!

image (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer