Friday, July 1, 2011


You dance inside my heart where no one sees you.
But sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.~Rumi

Come discover the dance between light and shadow
David Chidgey~

These wOMandalas are created from a color plate of a CMYK wOMandala. The number indicates the plate used.


The Vesica Pisces is an ancient symbol used in Pagan culture, Christian symbolism and sacred geometry, as well as various other belief systems.


The Tree Lace form evolved from images of tree branches. Creating dynamic shadows, this unique shape will change your room!


(Chaste tree) has been used for thousands of years for its beneficial affect on the female glandular system, and its restraining effect on male hormones.


Shakra is a Swiss hard rock band founded in the late 1990s.


Pharaoh is a title used in many modern discussions of the ancient Egyptian rulers of all periods. The title originates in the term ‘’pr-aa’’ which means ‘’great house’’ and describes the royal palace.


CADFAEL: Welsh name composed of the elements cad "battle" and fael/"prince," hence "battle prince." This is a very rare name with only one instance found recorded, the name of a saint also known as Cadoc and Catmail.


feeling or expressing humble or regretful pain or sorrow for sins or offenses


Medicine wheels, or sacred hoops, were constructed by laying stones in a particular pattern on the ground. Most medicine wheels follow the basic pattern of having a center of stone(s), and surrounding that is an outer ring of stones with "spokes", or lines of rocks radiating from the center.


Making your own Lace Flowers

Make a lace flower brooch

Little Lace Flower


Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base.


Flower Drum Song was the eighth stage musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It was based on the 1957 novel, The Flower Drum Song, by Chinese-American author C. Y. Lee. The piece opened in 1958 on Broadway and was afterwards presented in the West End and on tour. It was subsequently made into a 1961 musical film.


Fire in its most common form can result in conflagration, which has the potential to cause physical damage through burning. Fire is an important process that affects ecological systems across the globe. The positive effects of fire include stimulating growth and maintaining various ecological systems. Fire has been used by humans for cooking, generating heat, signaling, and propulsion purposes. The negative effects of fire include water contamination, soil erosion, atmospheric pollution and hazard to human life.


A fence is a freestanding structure designed to restrict or prevent movement across a boundary. It is generally distinguished from a wall by the lightness of its construction.


Elm leaves are alternate, with simple, single- or, most commonly, doubly serrate margins, usually asymmetric at the base and acuminate at the apex. The genus is hermaphroditic, having apetalous perfect flowers which are mostly wind-pollinated, although bees do visit them. The fruit is a round wind-dispersed samara flushed with chlorophyll, facilitating photosynthesis before the leaves emerge.


Earth (or the Earth) is the third planet from the Sun and the densest and fifth-largest of the eight planets in the Solar System. It is also the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets. It is sometimes referred to as the World, the Blue Planet, or by its Latin name, Terra.


A druid was a member of the priestly class in Britain, Ireland, and Gaul, and possibly other parts of Celtic western Europe, during the Iron Age. Very little is currently known about the ancient druids as they left no written accounts about themselves, and the only evidence of them are a few descriptions left by Greek and Roman authors, and stories created by later medieval Irish writers.


Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk. The company designs and builds race and production automobiles of light weight and fine handling characteristics.

Lotus is owned by Proton who took over after the bankruptcy of former owner Romano Artioli in 1994.


The queen of the Olympian deities. She is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and wife and sister of Zeus. Hera was mainly worshiped as a goddess of marriage and birth. It is said that each year Hera's virginity returns by bathing in the well Canathus. The children of Hera and Zeus are the smith-god Hephaestus, the goddess of youth Hebe, and the god of war Ares. According to some sources, however, her children were conceived without the help of a man, either by slapping her hand on the ground or by eating lettuce: thus they were born, not out of love but out of lust and hatred.


Writers represented Hera as constantly being jealous of Zeus's various amorous affairs. She punished her rivals and their children, among both goddesses and mortals, with implacable fury. She placed two serpents in the cradle of Heracles; she had Io guarded by a hundred-eyed giant; she drove the foster-parents of Dionysus mad, and tried to prevent the birth of Apollo and Artemis. Even Zeus usually could not stand up to her. Sometimes when he got angry, he chained her to the mountain of Olympus by fastening anvils to her feet. However, most of the time Zeus resorted to stratagems: he either hid his illegitimate children, or he changed them into animals.


The peacock (the symbol of pride; her wagon was pulled by peacocks) and the cow (she was also known as Bopis, meaning "cow-eyed", which was later translated as "with big eyes") are her sacred animals. The crow and the pomegranate (symbol of marriage) are also dedicated to her. Other attributes include a diadem and a veil. Hera is portrayed as a majestic, solemn woman.


The Flaming Lotus Girls (FLG) are a female-driven group of artists formed in 2000 to create our first sculpture, the Flaming Lotus. Our sculptures are composed of steel , stainless steel, copper, glass, wood, light, and fire. Our flames blaze in sizes ranging from 2 inches to 150+ feet.


Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles. The English word angel is derived from the Greek ἄγγελος, a translation of מלאך (mal'akh) in the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh); a similar term, ملائكة (Malāīkah), is used in the Qur'an. The Hebrew and Greek words originally mean messenger.


The Seed of Life is a symbol for the seven days of creation. All things existing can be built from this shape so that if you complete another shape known as the Flower of Life which produces the 'Fruit Of Life', ...


The Flower of Life is the modern name given to a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles.


Whale (origin Old English hƿæl) is the common name for various marine mammals of the order Cetacea. The term whale sometimes refers to all cetaceans, but more often it excludes dolphins and porpoises, which belong to suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales).


Snakes are elongate, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears. Like all squamates, snakes are ectothermic, amniote vertebrates covered in overlapping scales.


In Jaguar Woman: The Wisdom of the Butterfly Tree, Lynn Andrews experiences a powerful vision of a Butterfly Tree.


Medicine Woman is an autobiographical account of Lynn Andrews' search for indentity in a Native American culture.


In Tree of Dreams, medicine woman, Lynn Andrews questions her spiritual and metaphysical teachings.


Leaf-nosed bat, any of almost 250 species of New World and Old World bats belonging to the families Phyllostomidae and Hipposideridae that have a flat projection on the muzzle that often resembles a leaf. The purpose of the leaf structure is not known for certain, but it may aid in echolocation.


Vinca minor, Myrtle, Creeping Myrtle, Periwinkle, or Vinca (Apocynaceae - Dogbane Family)


The Vesica Insitutefor Holistic Studies. Located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville North Carolina, the Institute offers cutting-edge training and resources in a variety of holistic studies.
Vinca is a genus of six species in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The name is pronounced /ˈvɪŋkə/, deriving from Latin vincire: "to bind, fetter". The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus (and also with the common seashore mollusc, Littorina littorea).


Ipheion uniflorum is a species of flowering plant, related to the onions, so is currently placed in the Allium subfamily (Allioideae) of the Amaryllidaceae. It is known by the common name spring star, or spring starflower.


A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.
The song of Blood, Sweat and Tears named Spinning Wheel.


Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn.


Iris Tree (27 January 1897 – 13 April 1968) was an English poet, actress and artists' model, described as a bohemian, an eccentric, a wit and an adventuress.


The Yang and Yin of Lace. That technique is the nupp. Pronounced “noop”, it is a common element in many lace designs from the Estonian region.


A vine (Latin vīnea "grapevine", "vineyard", from vīnum "wine") in the broad sense refers to any climbing or trailing plant. The narrower and original meaning is the grapevine (Vitis).


The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields.


Bobby Darin-Splish Splash


Click within the grid lines on the left to start making a snowflake. Any point that you make will also produce more points in the right place to create the symmetrical snowflake (reflective with six lines of symmetry).


Shadow Hubcaps, Shadow Hub Caps & Shadow Wheel Covers



A ridge is a geological feature that features a chain of mountains or hills that are of a continuous elevated crest for some distance. Ridges are usually termed hills or mountains as well, depending on size


Red or Green? Chile that is! Go to any New Mexican restaurant and order a New Mexican meal and this will be the question.


In the early 1930's, the Ferrara Pan Candy Company created the famous Red Hot using the cold panned candy method. The idea of a piece of cinnamon hard candy was developed prior to the production of Ferrara Pan's Red Hots. The name "cinnamon imperials" is a generic name used by the candy industry to indicate a piece of cinnamon hard candy.


With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest award that is still given to members of the U.S. military


The English word “pear” is probably from Common West Germanic pera, probably a loanword of Vulgar Latin pira, the plural of pirum, akin to Greek ἄπιος apios (from Mycenaean ápisos), which is likely of Semitic origin.


Mysterium is an unfinished musical work by composer Alexander Scriabin. He started working on the composition in 1903, but it was incomplete at the time of his death in 1915.


The lotus flower (Sanskrit: Padma; Tibetan: པད་མེ; Wylie: pad me), representing 'primordial purity' (Tibetan: ཀ་དག; Wylie: ka dag) of body, speech, and mind, floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire; represents the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation.


Widget, alias Katherine "Kate" Anne Pryde-Rasputin is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. The character was later revealed to be an older, alternate version of Shadowcat, (Katherine "Kitty" Anne Pryde) from the Days of Future Past timeline. Before the revelation of Widget's true identity, she was consistently referred to with masculine pronouns (i.e. "he," "him," etc.).


A poor, Chinese teenager and his recently widowed mother. A mysterious African magician. A beautiful, young Princess and her father, the Sultan. It was a good thing that re-reading the story followed my decision to create a cross-stitch design based on 'Aladdin'... I'd forgotten what a richly, cross-cultural tale it is.


How lightning initially forms is still a matter of debate: Scientists have studied root causes ranging from atmospheric perturbations (wind, humidity, friction, and atmospheric pressure) to the impact of solar wind and accumulation of charged solar particles. Ice inside a cloud is thought to be a key element in lightning development, and may cause a forcible separation of positive and negative charges within the cloud, thus assisting in the formation of lightning.


Founded in 1978 by a small group of artists, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) has become an internationally recognized pioneer among art institutions. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art establishments, our nonprofit organization provides a local venue that advocates and exhibits innovations in art-making.


Lace-making is an ancient craft. True lace was not made until the late 15th and early 16th centuries. A true lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric.


A knight is a member of the warrior class of the Middle Ages in Europe who followed a code of law called "chivalry". In other Indo-European languages, cognates of cavalier or rider are more prevalent (e.g., French chevalier and German Ritter), suggesting a connection to the knight's mode of transport.


JigZone is an online Jigsaw Puzzle where you choose the level of difficulty from a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut.


John Kramer, commonly referred to as "Jigsaw", is a character in the Saw franchise. Jigsaw made his debut as the primary antagonist in the first film of the series, Saw, and later Saw II, III, IV, V, VI and 3D. He is portrayed by American actor Tobin Bell.


All About Jewels:
Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry


In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is the god of beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, doorways, endings and time. Most often he is depicted as having two heads, facing opposite directions: one head looks eastward and the other westward. Symbolically they look simultaneously into the future and the past, back at the last year and forward at the new.


This is a graph of the molar extinction coefficient of Crystal violet, H2O dissolved in water.


The male is called a peacock, and the female a peahen. The female peafowl is brown or toned grey and brown.


A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or a moderately sized opening in a fence. Gates may prevent or control entry or exit, or they may be merely decorative.


The San Francisco, California,-based Flaming Lotus Girls is a collaborative art group that creates large-scale fire art.


Agate is a microcrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterized by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.


Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat - 1986 promotional video directed by Pat O'Neill. Taken from the 2004 Flying Nun DVD, "Very Short Films".


Bluewater is a shopping centre, located in Greenhithe, Kent, England. Opened on 16 March 1999, it is owned by four major UK institutions.


First attested in English 14th century, the word bottle derives from old French boteille, which comes from vulgar Latin butticula, itself from late Latin buttis meaning "cask", which is perhaps the latinisation of the Greek βοῦττις (bouttis), "vessel".


Sinew, the shredded fibers of animal tendon, was used for cordage, binding points on arrow shafts, and for backing material for bows.


the lightening and the flash of powwow country is at it again...this time at julyamsh '10. the temprature was already quite high, and yet these gentlemen decided it wasn't hot enough and turned the heat up twenty extra degrees. hutchaaa...


bus·tle~To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.


A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman's dress, occurring predominantly in the mid-to-late 19th century.


THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY STAR TRANSFORMS French actor Mathieu Almaric makes an astonishing physical and emotional transformation in the role.


A flower car
is a type of vehicle used in the funeral industry, used to carry flowers for the burial service, or sometimes to carry the coffin under a bed of flowers.


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Of or relating to a circle, Moving in or forming a circle, Circuitous, Roundabout, Using a premise to prove a conclusion that in turn is used to prove the premise, Addressed or distributed to a large number of persons.


A cloud is a visible mass of water droplets or frozen ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of the Earth or another planetary body.


A "cloud" is nothing more than a small group of pinpoint size diamond crystals.


Saint Cloud is the most illustrious Saint among the princes of the royal family of the first French dynasty, the Merovingians (499-752). Born in 522, he was the son of Chlodomir, King of Orleans and eldest son of Clovis and Saint Clotilda.


The LTC Curtain Wheel Pick Set is designed to open lever locks where a curtain is present preventing the use of other picking tools.