Category Archives: Mandalas

Linda’s Mandala and Zentangle Greeting Cards

Hot off the presses! On sale close to the #mountshastafarmersmarket which takes place on Mondays from 3:30–6 pm in 400 N Mount Shasta Blvd neighborhood.

These usually run for $5 each. I also do Commissions for $7–10 each. One very generous young dude gave me a $20. 😍 I frequently prospect and sell these on the streets and at the gatherings of Mount Shasta, California. We are along I-5, just an hour’s drive South of the Oregon border. We are a strong tourist economy.


Late April Mandala

Featured here are body parts, geometric shapes, and “Moai”. There’s a VERY remote island, perhaps 2,000 miles off the coast of Santiago, Chile. It’s called Easter Island, or Isla de Paschua. The natives call it Rapa Nui. There are many very tall carved stone heads there, called Moai. That old Erich Von Daniken film, “Chariots of the Gods”, features Easter Island. Apparently, spaceships landed there a very long time ago!

A Wrinkle In Time movie review

What Hollywood Should Be. I, Linda, remember reading the book of same title by Madeleine L’Engle as a child in the 1970s. As I wept in the Mount Shasta Cinemas, I again silently thanked the Archangel of Space and Time for helping the female African-American director cast a young African-American as Meg Murry, the main character. Her father, scientist and visionary thinker Alex Murry, has disappeared for 4 years when this powerful yet gentle, heart-warming film opens. Spirit Guides Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, all appear as the Triple Goddess. Charles Wallace is Meg’s younger, genius brother, and in the book he had a college-level vocabulary as a 6-year old. Calvin is Meg’s prospective boyfriend, and a true gentleman who says “You have nice hair!” I find it beautiful that, despite Meg’s skepticism, she is quite able to “teaser” along with Calvin, Charles Wallace, and the Triple Goddess Spirit Guides.

I find it interesting, too, that the Favorite Planet is named URIEL. Archangel Uriel is in charge of Wisdom and is held in place by Amber, a beautiful resin found in a special room in Russia. And numerous other places! I also find it interesting that the Happy Medium looks much like Meg Murry’s long-gone Dad. I find the Yoga Scene in that Place of the Orange Rocks to be humorous.

The rest of the story is true to the book by Madeleine L’Engle. This includes their visit to Camazotz, where the evil entity, “It”, has taken over as a dark and inhuman Group Mind. I find it most interesting of all that Meg’s faults and her willfulness, along with her strong love for her family, rescue her Father as well as Charles Wallace.

In the very end, Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which crowns her “Warrior”. By then, Meg has acquired the ability to “tesser” them all back home. I love Meg’s power animal and ally, Fortinbras.

I give A Wrinkle In Time 🎁🌹😇🌝🌚


Linda M. Smith