I created the mandala on this card, titled Third Eye Blue, from this photo of a tiny blue-eyed grass bloom. Blue-eyed grass is an interesting native wildflower that grows abundantly on my Pleasant Hill property in West Virginia. Although it looks like a clumping grass with blue flowers at the tips of some of the blades, this plant is actually a small lily. For years I attempted to introduce blue-eyed grass to my manicured perennial beds and for years my store-bought specimens promptly died, never to return a second season. Once I allowed parts of my property to wild, though, I found blue-eyed grass popping up everywhere, teaching the lesson that sometimes allowing something is much more effective that pursuing it.
Enjoy this piece as a high-quality 14″ x 14″ giclee print on fine watercolor paper, beautifully prepared in a varnished cherry-tone wood frame with acid-free, round-cut cream mat and UV acrylic glazing. The finished size is approximately 16″ x 16″, including the frame—big enough to allow you to dive in and really enjoy all the fine detail of the mandala. If you plan to use or gift this mandala as a mediation piece, this is the perfect size. A copy of the original photo and the story of the piece are included on the back.