I love mandalas and offerings that I have seen in photos from Bali. They are so detailed and beautiful. This one I made spur of the moment. Michael and I were taking photos and I bent down to pick up one of those yellow leaves and it came to me to do just a simple quick mandala before we needed to leave for our dinner plans. I would have loved to make it more elaborate, but decided to just do what I could in the moment and be happy with it. And I was happy with how it turned out.
As I placed each leaf, I set intentions for my 47th year of life. One intention was keeping art a focus in my life. After placing each leaf in a circle, I placed the pine cone in the center sending light and love into the world.
I would like to do this every year. It felt beautiful and warm and just perfect for setting intention on my birthday.