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WONDERFUL CONNECTIONS

on December 29, 2010

I love it when research goes around in a circle and ends up in very interesting places.  Even better when I get to bring it back to window trivia.

When my right brain gets a certain itch, I love to color. I find it very therapeutic. A few years ago I was introduced to Mandalas, and they became my favorite coloring project. Below is just one example of one you can download and color at the Free Mandala site.

This morning I was learning about Rose windows. They are circular windows mainly used in churches with a Gothic architectural style. They actually look similar to what you see when you look into a Kaleidoscope.  Here is a Rose window from over the altar at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel. Make sure you spend some time reading about them; the history is very intriguing.

Both Kaleidoscopes and Mandalas are mentioned in information concerning Rose windows. To be honest, I had never thought about the connection between Kaleidoscopes and Mandalas, but I have a lot of affinity for both. I need to study more on this two subjects and blog more later for sure.

In the meantime, I am checking out this online store for a new Kaleidoscope, and while I am waiting for it’s arrival I think I will get out my watercolor pencils and color a few Mandalas.



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