Diamond Letters to Cambodia

Diamond Letters to Cambodia

Here are three of the amazing letters that the grade 6’s of Guina’ang Elementary crafted for the children in the orphanage in Siem Peap Cambodia. Thanks to David for leading the creativity session in letter writing and envelope making.  The students were...
Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang Diamond Mandala

Guina’ang is a small and humble mountain village in the Northern Philippines.  It takes 12 hours to get there from Manila and another two by rough road from Bontoc.  I’ve been working with Guina’ang for the last two years after getting lost hiking...
Wow. What a gift!

Wow. What a gift!

Wow.  I headed down across the river with some friends yesterday and was blown away by what my students had done. I’ve been training the local out-of-school youth how to make use of broken tiles and other trash and turn them into mandalic mosaics.  Its pretty...
What are Mandalas?

What are Mandalas?

Mandalas are an ancient spiritual art-form that are found around the world in a myriad of cultures and mediums. Mandalas harness the magic of circular geometry.  Their creative process enables one or more folks to come together and organically unfold mesmerizingly...
The Mandala Takes a life of its own…

The Mandala Takes a life of its own…

How do you know if your ideas are successful? When take a life of their own and turn out if even more beautiful than you had planned! This morning I took some friends down to the river to show our recycling work.  To my surprise, I could see as we approached that the...

Trashed Tile Mandala… yeah!

I’ve wanted to make a permanent mandala with cement and grout for a long time.  Last week while hiking I came across a decidedly ugly pile of broken tiles along side the beautiful river.  I put as many as I could carry into my backpack and headed home. The...