Hello, and thank you for visiting! I am currently on an extended blogging break. We have shared some wondrous times and I thank you for that. I look forward to connecting with you when I return. In the meantime... keep creating your mandalas! The process is an amazing Portal to the Soul. If you are new to the process...you can get started right now by clicking here as well as other links below. Wishing you fulfillment and joy on your journey.

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February 1, 2009

"Turtle Love"

teaching me to...
give myself what I need
Go inside...
...let my shell nuture me
come out when it's time
for what's been nurtured...
to be expressed...
outside the shell.
Swirling...Turtle Love

7 comments:

Stacy Wills said...

cheryl, this is such a strong mandala - the magic is palpable.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Cheryl, turtle is my major animal totem. When I saw this mandala, my heart went in my throat...so strong...and i must say it is nice to see a photograph of you as well...

Sandra Mosley said...

Your turtle is a magic totem, indeed!

Doe Grozs Art said...

YES.YES.YES!!!!!!!
Magical :-)
sometimes I stay in the shell too long.. but maybe that's what I need. Glad to see your turtle come out to say hello to all of us :-)
He's great!

Kate Jobe said...

Cheryl...I love this mandala...very powerful and tribal...glad you have the comfort of turtle to shelter you when needed.

Kweku said...

This is most incredibly beautiful. What do you do with all of these? Where do you keep them all? Do you ever sell them? Your art is always striking, but this "Turtle Love" piece really speaks to me. Its fantastic, I love it.

Cheryl Finley: said...

Thank you everyone! I'm so glad Turtle as totem...and "Turtle Love" has touched you all...us all!
I thank everyone for their boundless sharng of information and inspiration.

Kweku, I emailed a response to your questions. Basic answer is the mandalas are a spiritual practice that beckons inner exploration, awareness and healing... and they're fun and relaxing to make!

Here's to living creatively...~Cheryl