When the whole world seems dark,
it’s usually time to dance.
For reasons I don’t completely understand, I’ve recently felt the need to revisit and bling up some of my signature mandalas. Bumblebee Waltz has been around since 2014, when I first started creating mandala art. My eight fat bumblebees on a pink dancefloor has always been popular at festivals, but suddenly seemed dull and lifeless, at least to my eyes. Feeling a little crazed, I set upon the bees with a digital paintbrush, adding light and a bit more volume. The resulting piece is fun and, I hope, uplifting.
Disco Ball is available in the shop as a square mandala art card. You can buy a blank card or choose the message you’d like printed inside. You can also view this art in the gallery.
Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.