Mandala Moments

Title: YOUR favorite photograph!
Artist: Sharron Cee

Gift Giveaway: Mandala created from your favorite photograph with Dalet (blessing) on reverse. 8 ½” x 11” (includes mat).

Muse-Creations for Our Forgive it Forward Giveaway – Because forgiveness and creativity go hand-in-hand for us, Ray and I thought it would be fun to spice up our 35-day Forgive It Forward project launch with a focus on the arts. So, we sent a call out to the muses among us for a little assist and some inspiration.

Between June 14th and July 19th, we introduced artists, sculptors, potters, musicians – and more – who forgave it forward with us by donating a gift for a random drawing giveaway. Each muse answered two questions and shared a little bit about their creative process and passion. We hope they inspire you.

Sharron Cee: Mandala Artist

Sharron is a sometimes poet and digital artist who creates her pieces for friends, family, and personal pleasure. Each piece is created with love (and occasional hints of humor).

She was always a creative child, but her creativity was sidelined by life and serious academic pursuits.  Now in her dotage, her inner child has reawakened to the joy of the creative process.

Hmmm. Wouldn’t a Mandala created from a wedding photo be a unique gift?

So, tell us Sharron …

R&B: What does ‘forgive it forward’ mean to you?

SC: To me, ‘forgive it forward’ means living life without resentment or anger toward oneself or any other being.  It means living each moment in a state of compassion/loving-kindness, wisdom and grace so that we may, as Milarepa so aptly put it, ‘live and die without regret.’  To ‘forgive it forward’ means creating a never-ending cycle of kindness that makes us carriers of compassion to each other.

R&B: How do you feel the art of creating a mandala enriches your life and helps to heal our world?

SC: Arts are the ultimate connection. We don’t need to live in the same place or speak the same language to appreciate art. We understand that we are ‘one’ through seeing, touching, hearing, sensing, creating, appreciating – experiencing – the power of art. Like the human spirit, art knows no boundaries. It nurtures the spirit of the young, the old, and everyone in between.

If you wish to contact Sharron you can reach her at  spiritcalls at

If you missed the previous muse, Mickey McConnell: Click here to see her work.

FIF: Earth boy

Did you miss the Forgive it Forward video? Click here for the 3-minute video that started it all!

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25 thoughts on “Mandala Moments

  • June 16, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Thank you for inspiring me to read about mandalas. This past winter, even Southerners were showing off their (our) snow pictures. Now I get to see one from a totally new perspective. Beautiful!!!! And the concept makes me wonder about all types of subject matter and its ultimate effect…

  • June 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Sharron this is a favorite of mine. I love how you have captured the calm in side the web. and like all mandellas rotating this one is amazing!!!!!! <3

    Thank you

  • June 16, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Hey All – Thanks for the comments. I’m looking forward to the challenge of creating a mandala from somebody’s fave photo! Sharron

  • June 16, 2010 at 11:56 am

    “Our Being is a brilliant pattern of energies: a spectrum of possibilities. The mystic discovers symbols. . . Symbols are windows through which we can view the Essential Nature of our Being.”—Ngakpa Chogyam

    • June 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      Beautiful, JM. Do you study in the Nyingma lineage? I haven’t seen this quote before and look forward to sharing it with others.

  • June 16, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, very impressive. I love the calmness when I look at your art.

    • June 16, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you, Shannon. I come from a place of peace and calm and am honored that you found it in my art.

  • June 16, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    How Incredible Sharron!! 😀 I had marveled over the 2nd mandala when Miz B had shown it a few mos ago, but I have not seen the top one til now!! 😀 Really beautiful & intricately lacy looking! 😀 I puzzled over how you’d made the 2nd one when I’d seen it but I don’t even think I’ll try over the top one shown heh heh heh!! I’ll just sit back & appreciate them both!! 😀

    • June 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

      I almost feel like I’m looking through a garden gate or that I’m peering into another dimension!! 😀 Veryyyy cool!!

      • June 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm

        A very neat garden gate … like ‘the secret garden’ …

    • June 17, 2010 at 9:17 am

      Thank you, Karl, I’m happy you’re enjoying them. Each mandala creates itself. The finished product always surprises me. Drop by my Facebook page. There are a few more over there.

      • June 17, 2010 at 9:17 am

        whoops…I meant to write “karla”.

  • June 16, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve always been fascinated with fractals. how all is the same, yet different, yet the same, yet different.
    I could stare at this all day and go through all the categories in my head and fit it somewhere in each one.
    thanks for sharing, caring and creating something beautiful.
    Linda Helena

    • June 17, 2010 at 9:24 am

      Thank you, Linda. I’m fascinated by fractals as well. I understand what you mean about fitting the first mandala into different categories. Sometimes that first one seems like a portal to me. Mandalas are wonderful meditation devices. With Maitri (loving kindness), Sharron

  • June 16, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I’m with Mickey, I’ve been inspired to read about mandalas also. Very interesting. BEAUTIFUL work, Sharron!

    • June 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

      Thanks, Cindi. Mandalas are magical. Maybe you and Mickey will start creating them. There can never be too many mandalas.

      • June 19, 2010 at 8:56 am

        when i was a kid, one of my favorite toys was a kaleidescope. there is something really captivating about them. i don’t know if i’d be able to create them myself, but maybe if i tried, that would expand my creativity in other ways. i most definitely want to start using them in meditation. very cool.

  • June 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I love your artistry,,,it’s a reflection of the gentle, beautiful soul that you are. <3

  • June 19, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    BEAUTIFUL work!! I’ve never seen a Mandala before. I appreciate Art in ANY form!! Your Art is AMAZING!! 🙂

  • June 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    In order to understand what you said, I had to look up “Milarepa”. Thank you for the lesson and thank you for art which displays the beginning, ending and beginning again.

  • July 8, 2010 at 2:06 am

    This is amazing. It feels like layer upon layer of life as you age. Thanks for sharing your work with us!

  • July 12, 2010 at 9:33 am

    So peaceful and gentle, but oh so deep. I could stare at them for hours. Thank you for sharing!

  • July 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Gosh, I thought I posted a comment but that was a long time ago! Glad I got this second chance to comment on a wonderful photo by a talented and lovely lady! I have seen many of her Mandala photos and I would want to win each one!

  • July 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This is awesome! I’ve never heard of Mandala’s before..where did they originate from? I looked closely at the mandala (top) I thought I saw eyes right in the center.
    Sharron, your art is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  • July 12, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Sharron, your work is beautiful,i love the way it looks the ice looks like crystals so beautiful and serine. thanks for giving us a chance to see it from your eyes

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