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Request: Agent or publisher for “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas”

I’ve created a proposal and marketing plan for my book Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas and am now looking for a literary agent or publisher who might be interested in seeing it. I’m told the best two words with which to begin […]

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Imagination and Reality

Imagination and Reality This showed up in my morning email, via Tricycle magazine, a wonderful center for all things Buddhist: “Imagination draws its energy from a confrontation with desire. It feeds off desire, transmuting and magnifying reality through desire’s power. […]

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Help me choose the 4-5 best essays!

Dear Readers, I’m planning to enter an essay/memoir contest and need to choose 4-5 of the Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas essays from the 58 I’ve written so far. If any of you have particular essays you remember liking more than others, […]

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Hidden mentors

30,000′, Boston to Albuquerque Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When I began the Flower Mandalas project, I was dimly aware that I had been influenced by the work of Harold Feinstein, with whom I had briefly studied. And I eventually […]

Art, for me: Part I

30,000′, Boston to Albuquerque Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Growing up, I was a kid scientist, apprehending my part of the cosmos through experiments first with magnets and electricity, soon thereafter with chemistry,  and by high school with electronics and […]

Flower Mandalas Reloaded: An Invitation

I began this blog several years ago as a medium for exploring the intersections between creativity and transformation. Over time, as I became increasingly involved in synthesizing writing, photography, and transformation in my own life, this blog became a venue […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Presence: Now, be, here”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Presence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Presence: Now, be, here Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I was 20 when I first […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Possibility” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Much of my childhood […]

Print-on-demand Flower Mandalas site

Dear Readers, Just FYI, I have created a print-on-demand site on FineArtAmerica.com where people can buy prints, framed prints, and prints on metal, canvas, and other materials. Here’s a link to a Flower Mandalas poster on the site: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/48-flower-mandalas-david-j-bookbinder.html and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perseverance: Fellow travelers”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perseverance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perseverance: Fellow Travelers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder This line from a Jackson Browne song […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perfection: Uncrossing the line”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perfection” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perfection: Uncrossing the line Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder My father was a storekeeper and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Perception: Dispelling”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perception” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perception: Dispelling Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In the 1999 film The Matrix, the protagonist, […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Patience: Practice”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Patience” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Patience: Practice Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Motorcycle maintenance has always been an important part […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Path: With heart”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Path” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Path: With heart Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Twenty years ago, I visited my brother […]

100 Flower Mandalas website – comments welcome!

100 Flower Mandalas website – comments welcome! To prepare for launching a Flower Mandalas marketing campaign, I built a new website of 100 Flower Mandalas, each in four variations (color on black background, color on white background, b&w on black […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Opportunity: Arriving and becoming”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Opportunity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Opportunity: Arriving and becoming Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder The writer Stephen Levine, who has […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Needs: Demons, allies, shadows”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Needs” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Needs: Demons, allies, shadows Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Sometimes the things that plague us […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Mistakes: Alchemy”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Mistakes” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Mistakes: Alchemy Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Many of my older clients are disturbed by […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Miracles: Yellow brick roads”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Miracles” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Miracles: Yellow brick roads Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I am a miracle worker by […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Love: Essentials” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Love” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Love: Essentials Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When I was 25, living in Manhattan and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Longing: Inclinations”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Longing” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Longing: Inclinations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder A writer I knew some years ago collected […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Listening: Self, others” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Listening” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Listening: Self, others Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Central to the near-death experience I had […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Limitation: Liberation” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Limitation” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Limitation: Liberation Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Most of us associate choice with freedom, and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Justice: Metamorphosis” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Justice” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Justice: Metamorphosis Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In the late 1950s, psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg observed […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Joy: Openings” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Joy” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Joy: Openings Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder What draws many of us to babies is […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Intuition: Cultivation” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Intuition” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Intuition: Cultivation Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In my dozen years of public schooling and […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Independence: Declarations” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Independence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Independence: Declarations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder As an American, I have valued independence most […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Illumination: Interweavings” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Illumination” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Illumination: Interweavings Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder il·lu·mi·na·tion (noun) a. The act of illuminating. b. […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Humor: The world laughs” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Humor” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Humor: The world laughs Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Long ago, when I was a […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Grace: Continuations” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Grace” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Grace: Continuations Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder On February 21, 1993, at about 7:45pm, I […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Hope: The thing with feathers” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Hope” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Hope: The thing with feathers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder The most useful advice I […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Healing: A compendium” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Healing” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Healing: A compendium Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder They say timing is everything and that […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Gratitude: Lists” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Gratitude” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Gratitude: Lists Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder While I was recovering from my Albany, NY, […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Generosity: Lighting the candle” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Generosity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Generosity: Lighting the candle Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder There is a riddle that goes […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Friendship: A friend in deed” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Friendship” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Friendship: A friend in deed Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder When I list the most […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Forgiveness: To forgive, divine” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Forgiveness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Forgiveness: To forgive, divine Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Our religions all have teachings on […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Faith: Paying it forward” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Faith” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Faith: Paying it forward Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder A mentor once told me that […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Failure: Options” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Failure” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Failure: Options Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In our success-driven society, there seems to be no end of helpful […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Dreams: Not gone, not forgotten”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Dreams” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Dreams: Not gone, not forgotten Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Clients often come for therapy with the uneasy sense […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Desire: Empowering ‘yes’ and ‘no'” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Desire” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Desire: Empowering “yes” and “no” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder The poet Stanley Kunitz asks the question, “What makes […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Curiosity: Reviving the cat” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Curiosity” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Curiosity: Reviving the cat Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In my many years of formal education, from elementary through […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Fear: Moving on” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Fear” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Fear: Moving on Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder John F. Kennedy once said, “When written in Chinese, the word […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Courage: The Hero’s Journey” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Courage” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Courage: The Hero’s Journey Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder There are many forms of courage. There is physical courage, […]

Flower Mandala Buttons!

This Just In: Flower Mandala Buttons! Flower Mandalas are now available for purchase online as 1″ round pinback buttons created by Cosmic Giant. You can get them here: http://cosmicgiant.storenvy.com/collections/146382-flower-mandala-series-i Cosmic Giant is a start up company focused on promotion of […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Connection: Metamorphosis” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Connection” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Connection: Metamorphosis Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I am a person with a big heart and a deep need […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Compassion: From both sides, now” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Compassion” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Compassion: From both sides, now Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder During my first year of therapist training, for three […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Change: Be the change” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Change” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Change: Be the change Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I came of age in the late 1960s, the time […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Caring: The languages of caring” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Caring” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Caring: The languages of caring Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In my work with couples, I’ve observed that we […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Boldness: Genius, might, & magic” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Boldness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Boldness: Genius, might, & magic Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder I started full-time private practice as the Great Recession […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Balance: Gyroscopes and personal flywheels”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Balance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome. Balance: Gyroscopes and personal flywheels Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder My first therapy supervisor once remarked, with only slight […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Awareness: Breaking the Spell” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Awareness” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Awareness: Breaking the Spell Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder In August, 2003, I attended a five-day, mostly silent retreat […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: Attachment: ‘There is no spoon’ (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Attachment” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Attachment: ‘There is no spoon’     Meditation and other mindfulness practices encourage us to focus on the present […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Atonement: Release, Reconciliation, Redemption” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Atonement” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome Atonement: Release, Reconciliation, Redemption Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder On the first Yom Kippur after my near-death experience I […]

News Flash! Free Flower Mandalas meditation app

News Flash! Free (for now) Flower Mandalas meditation app Owl and Elephant Design, a mobile application development group, has created a new meditation application that uses 21 of my Flower Mandalas. They are making the app, which normally sells for […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Apology: Mending the Rift” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Apology” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Apology,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Apology: Mending the Rift Prior to undertaking therapist training, I took a short […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Anger: Heaven and Hell” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Anger” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Anger,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ANGER: HEAVEN AND HELL As I emerged from a childhood depression, the first […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Action: Sometimes Insight is the Last Defense”

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Action” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome “Action,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ACTION: Sometimes Insight is the Last Defense The complexities of the mind and […]

“Acceptance: It’s Already There” (first draft)

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Acceptance” essay in my forthcoming book Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. This essay will likely conclude the book. Responses and comments welcome. “Acceptance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder ACCEPTANCE: It’s Already There I see […]

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: “Awakening: A Long, Strange Trip” (first draft)

NOTE: The writing part of my Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas book project is going more slowly than I had hoped. I have rough drafts of each chapter, but have been, until yesterday, feeling stuck around completing them. Then I realized lack […]

Flower Mandala Book: “Gratitude”

“Gratitude,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Gratitude” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandala Book: “Grace”

“Grace,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Grace” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Generosity”

“Generosity,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Generosity” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Failure”

“Failure,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Failure” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Dreams”

“Dreams,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Dreams” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Determination”

“Determination,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Determination” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Desire”

“Desire,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Desire” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Curiosity”

“Curiosity,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Curiosity” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Courage”

“Courage,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Courage” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Connection”

“Connection,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Connection” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Compassion”

“Compassion,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Compassion” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Choice”

“Choice,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Choice” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Caring”

“Caring,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Caring” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Boldness”

“Boldness,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Boldness” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Balance”

“Balance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Balance” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Apology”

“Apology,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Apology” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Anger”

“Anger,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Anger” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Action”

“Action,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Action” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Acceptance”

“Acceptance,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Acceptance” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Awareness”

“Awareness,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Awareness” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” This is still a work in progress. I’m interested in hearing your sense of how the image, concept, […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Attachment”

“Attachment,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Attachment” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower Mandalas mailing […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Atonement”

“Atonement,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Atonement” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower Mandalas mailing […]

Flower Mandalas Book: “Awakening”

“Awakening,” Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder Here is the central spread from the “Awakening” chapter of my forthcoming book, “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower Mandalas mailing […]

Flower Mandala: Salmon Zinnia Elegans IV, B&W

Salmon Zinnia Elegans IV, B&W, Copyright 2012 David J. Bookbinder A zinnia, taken a couple of summers ago in Rockport, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower Mandalas mailing list […]

Flower Mandala: Iceland Poppy II, white

Iceland Poppy II, white, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder An Iceland Poppy, taken a couple of summers ago at Long Hill in Beverly, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Red and Yellow Dahlia I

Red and Yellow Dahlia I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A red and yellow dahlia, from just around the corner. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the Flower Mandalas mailing list Request […]

Flower Mandala: Giant White Dahlia II

Giant White Daholia II, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A Giant White Dahlia, from my mother’s table on a recent visit to New York State. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Subscribe to the […]

Thank You!

Thank You! The Flower Mandala Project has already met its Kickstarter project goal with still almost two weeks of fundraising remaining! To those of you who have backed the Project, Thank You! I’m honored to have such supportive friends, family, […]

Flower Mandalas Project: Wow!

Wow! As of this morning, only $66 to go before The Flower Mandala Project meets its minimum funding goal and gets the green light. Thanks so much to those who have supported this project so far. Who will be the […]

UPDATE: The Flower Mandalas Project’s Final Stretch!

UPDATE: The Flower Mandalas Project’s Final Stretch! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project Less than $500 to go for The Flower Mandalas Project to meet its minimum funding goals by the September 14th deadline and be on its way! Please consider making a pledge to […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow and Red Rose II, B&W

Yellow and Red Rose II, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Thanks to those who have contributed to the Flower Mandalas Project. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated! The “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book fundraising campaign is now only $1,000 from […]

The Flower Mandalas Project Roadmap

The Flower Mandalas Project Roadmap http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project Once again, thanks to those of you (55 backers and counting, so far!) who have already supported the Project. The “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book has been a six-year effort, and your pledges and support […]

Flower Mandala: Red Clematis I

Red Clematis I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Thanks to those who have supported the Flower Mandalas Project. Your pledges are greatly appreciated! The “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book has been a six-year effort. Completing this book moves me one step closer […]

52 Flower Mandalas or a Cup of Coffee?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project Thousands of you have been enjoying my Flower Mandala images for years. More than 1,000 have downloaded my free 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver. Many have also asked, “When are you going to finish that book?” Well, the answer depends, […]

Flower Mandala: White Clematis I, and another Kickstarter request

White Clematis I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A local clematis, seen at a Boston flower show. Please support this work by contributing to my Kickstarter fundraiser: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project The fundraiser ends September 14th. If the project is funded before then, […]

UPDATE: The Flower Mandalas Project’s New Backer Reward

UPDATE: Flower Mandalas Project Backer Rewards Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project Thank you for your contributions and support so far. Just […]

UPDATE: ‘Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas’ Book Design

UPDATE: ‘Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas’ Book Design I’ve uploaded a PDF of the current Book design. I’m interested in your responses, including ideas for improvement. Each Concept is covered in four pages: – Chapter opening page – Two-page center spread – […]

The Flower Mandalas Project Needs You!

The Flower Mandalas Project Needs Your Help! Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. – Carl Jung http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/phototransformations/the-flower-mandalas-project As you may know, I have been making Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Beach Rose I

Violet Beach Rose I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A local beach rose, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: White Daisy I, B&W

White Daisy I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A local daisy that seemed perfect to me, abstracted and converted to black and white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the “15 Flower […]

Flower Mandala: White Daisy I

White Daisy I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A local daisy that seemed perfect to me, abstracted. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the “15 Flower Mandalas” screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Dandelion VII, B&W

Dandelion VII, B&W. Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A dandelion, somewhat elevated (I hope), and converted to black and white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the “15 Flower Mandalas” screensaver (Windows only): […]

Flower Mandala: Dandelion VII

Dandelion VII, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A dandelion, somewhat elevated (I hope). More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the “15 Flower Mandalas” screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2011, David J. […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VI

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VI, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A Gerbera Daisy, taken last summer, converted to B&W. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the “15 Flower Mandalas” screensaver (Windows only): […]

Flower Mandala: Sea Fig I, B&W

Sea Fig I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A Sea Fig, taken in St. Petersburg, Florida, a couple of springs ago. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver […]

Feedback requested: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas book design

I’m finally working on the layout for my forthcoming “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book and am looking for your feedback on the book’s design. I have posted five versions of the layout for a sample chapter. Each chapter consists of a […]

Flower Mandala: Sunflower Moulin Rouge VII, swirled, B&W

Sunflower Moulin Rouge VII, swirled, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A sunflower from a garden around the corner, at the end of last summer. Converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page […]

Flower Mandalas: Tulip ‘Peach Blossom’ II, B&W and Color

Tulip Peach Blossom II, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Tulip Peach Blossom II, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A complex tulip from a garden around the corner. Converted to black-and-white as well as the original color image. More anon, […]

Flower Mandala: Red Dahlia III

Red Dahlia III, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A dramatic Red Dahlia, taken in Rockport, MA, last summer, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver […]

Flower Mandala: Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ I, B&W

Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A lovely Rudbeckia, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas © […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Dahlia I, B&W

Violet Dahlia I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A dahlia from a garden in Rockport, MA, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Cosmos II, B&W

Violet Cosmos II, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A cosmos from around the corner, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Orange and Yellow Sunflower I, B&W

Orange and Yellow Sunflower I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A sunflower from the garden around the corner from my house, converted to black-and-white. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I, B&W

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Another black-and-white conversion, this from a Gerbera Daisy mandala. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): […]

Flower Mandala: Dandelion IV, B&W

Dandelion IV, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Another black-and-white conversion, from a dandelion flower mandala. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas © […]

Flower Mandala: Asiatic Lily II, B&W

Asiatic Lily II, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Another black-and-white conversion, from an asiatic lily flower mandala. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Pink and Orange Rose IV, B&W

Pink and Orange Rose IV, B&W, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder I’ve been creating black-and-white interpretations of my more recent Flower Mandala images and am interested in your impressions of them, either of the images as they stand alone, or […]

Flower Mandalas: Red and Yellow Marigold V

Red and Yellow Marigold V, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A marigold from outside my doorway. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas © […]

Flower Mandalas: Dried Pale Red Rose I

Dried Pale Red Rose I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A dried red rose from outside my hotel room at La Fonda, in Santa Fe, NM. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the […]

Flower Mandalas: Dark Yellow Marigold I

Dark Yellow Marigold I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A marigold in my neighborhood, from the last weeks of summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): […]

Flower Mandalas: Salmon Zinnia Elegans IV

Salmon Zinnia Elegans IV, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder One from a flower photographed last summer, in a Rockport, MA, garden. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows […]

Flower Mandalas: Red and Yellow Marigold II

Red and Yellow Marigold II, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A marigold from a window box in my neighborhood. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: White Beach Rose III

White Beach Rose III, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder Another view of a white beach rose spotted in Boston this summer, near the swan boats. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandala: Blue Globe Thistle I

Blue Globe Thistle I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A thistle from the last weeks of summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver (Windows only): Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow Rose II

Yellow Rose II, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder One of my first rose mandalas, from out of the archives. Reminds me of the yellow roses from my back yard in Buffalo, and the song “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” popular […]

Flower Mandala: Pink and Orange Rose I

Pink and Orange Rose I, Copyright 2011 David J. Bookbinder A rose from the Public Gardens in Boston, MA, taken late summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: […]

Flower Mandalas: 52 Flower Mandalas book-in-progress

Greetings. As I chip away at matching images to concepts, concepts to quotes, and image/concept/quotes to personal essays, I’m posting my work on the “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book on Behance.net. I’d very much appreciate your comments and (if it’s true) […]

Flower Mandalas: New online gallery

I’ve created a new online Flower Mandalas gallery. It’s flash-based, Flower Mandalas only, and contains an essentially complete collection of the images I’ve made so far, including 75 color images not on my regular website and 50 black-and-white conversions of […]

Flower Mandala: Pink Beach Rose VIII

Pink Beach Rose VIII, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A beach rose from Long Hill in Beverly, MA, taken late summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen […]

Flower Mandala: Sunflower ‘Moulin Rouge’ III

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos III, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A sunflower spotted this summer, around the corner. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Copper and Pink Hibiscus Syriacus II

Copper and Pink Hibiscus Syriacus II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A dying copper-colored Hibiscus Syriacus spotted down the street, the last of the season. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandala: Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos III

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos III, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A giant Hibiscus spotted in Boston Public Garden this summer, near the swan boats. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandala: White Beach Rose XVII

White Beach Rose XVII, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another view of a white beach rose spotted in Boston this summer, near the swan boats. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandala: White Beach Rose VIII

White Beach Rose VIII, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A white beach rose spotted in Boston this summer, near the swan boats. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: […]

Flower Mandala: Red Dahlia III

Red Dahlia III, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A red dahlia spotted in Rockport, MA, earlier this year. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © […]

Flower Mandala: White Beach Rose I

White Beach Rose I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A white beach rose spotted in Boston earlier this year. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandalas: Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos VII

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos VII, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another view of a Hibiscus, taken on a walk through the Public Gardens in Boston a few weeks ago. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower […]

Flower Mandalas: Violet Dahlia II

Violet Dahlia II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another view of a violet dahlia, shot in a garden in Rockport, MA, this summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Dahlia I

Violet Dahlia I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A violet dahlia, shot in a garden in Rockport, MA, this summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Red Begonia I

Red Begonia I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder A red begonia, shot in a friend’s window box in Gloucester, MA, this summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: […]

Flower Mandala: Red Dahlia I

Red Dahlia I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder An impressive red dahlia taken near a folk music festival in Rockport, MA, this summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Cosmos II

Violet Cosmos II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another Cosmos taken in my neighborhood a few weeks ago. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © […]

Flower Mandala: White Cosmos I

White Cosmos I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Taken in my neighborhood a few weeks ago. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandala: Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos I

Pink and White Hibiscus Moscheutos I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Taken on a walk through the Public Gardens in Boston a few weeks ago. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 […]

Flower Mandalas: Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ I

Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’ I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Derived from an unusual Rudbeckia, for this area, planted among the zinnias in Rockport, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower […]

Flower Mandalas: Pale Yellow Zinnia Elegans II

Pale Yellow Zinnia Elegans II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another of the Rockport, MA zinnias. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandalas: Pale Yellow Zinnia Elegans I

Pale Yellow Zinnia Elegans I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another of the Rockport, MA zinnias. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandalas: Orange and Yellow Sunflower I

Orange and Yellow Sunflower I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another of the Beverly, MA sunflowers. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandalas: Yellow Zinnia Elegans IV

Yellow Zinnia Elegans IV, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another of the Rockport, MA zinnias. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandalas: Yellow and Orange Sunflower V

Yellow and Orange Sunflower V, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another of the Beverly, MA sunflowers. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandalas: Dandelion V

Dandelion V, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder I keep coming back to the humble dandelion. It’s hard to think of it as a “weed.” More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower […]

Flower Mandalas: Yellow and Brown Sunflower I

Yellow and Brown Sunflower I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another sunflower from the garden across from Independence Park in Beverly, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow Sunflower X

Yellow Sunflower X, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another view of a sunflower from the garden across from Independence Park in Beverly, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandalas: Yellow Sunflower IX

Yellow Sunflower IX, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another sunflower from the same garden across from Independence Park in Beverly, MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen […]

Flower Mandalas: Sunflower ‘Moulin Rouge’ VII, Swirled

Sunflower ‘Moulin Rouge’ VII, Swirled, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Lately sunflowers have been catching my eye. There is a wonderful crop of them around the corner, across from Independence Park in Beverly, and I try to catch a few […]

Flower Mandala: Light Red Zinnia Elegans V

Light Red Zinnia Elegans V, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Zinnia Elegans XI

Violet Zinnia Elegans XI, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Violet Zinnia Elegans I

Violet Zinnia Elegans I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Salmon Zinnia Elegans I

Salmon Zinnia Elegans I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Orange Zinnia IV

Pale Orange Zinnia Elegans IV, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower […]

Flower Mandala: White Zinnia Elegans V

White Zinnia Elegans V, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: White Zinnia Elegans II

White Zinnia Elegans II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Pink Zinnia Elegans V

Pale Pink Zinnia Elegans V, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder First in a series of Zinnia Elegans flower mandalas, derived from a lovely Zinnia garden in Dock Square, Rockport MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow Tulip II

Yellow Tulip II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Earlier this year, on a morning walk in Beverly. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, […]

Flower Mandala: Blue Pansy II

Blue Pansy II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder On a recent trip to New Hampshire. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VII

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VII, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Outside the supermarket, redux. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VI

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy VI, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Outside the supermarket, again. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I

Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisy I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Outside the supermarket. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

Flower Mandala: White Begonia II

White Begonia II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Another begonia from a friend’s window box. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandala: White Begonia I

White Begonia I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder From a friend’s window box. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

Flower Mandala: Asiatic Lily II

Asiatic Lily II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More spring flowers, moving into summer. Which of these two renditions of the same flower do you prefer? More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the […]

Flower Mandala: Asiatic Lily I

Asiatic Lily I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More spring flowers, moving into summer. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder […]

Flower Mandala: Pink and White Impatiens I

Pink and White Impatiens I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More spring flowers. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

Flower Mandala: ‘Bowl of Beauty’ Purple Peony

‘Bowl of Beauty’ Purple Peony I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder From Long Hill, Beverly MA. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David […]

Flower Mandala: Pink Impatiens I

Pink Impatiens I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More spring flowers. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

Flower Mandala: White and Green Begonia

White and Green Begonia I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More spring flowers, from a window box. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, […]

Help Wanted: “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas”

Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder I’m looking for feedback and ideas for a forthcoming book I’m calling “Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas.” The book will contain a set of 52 images, each paired with a quotation or original piece of writing that, […]

Flower Mandala: Narcissus Poeticus IV

Narcissus Poeticus IV, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder One more in the Narcissus Poeticus series. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandalas: Narcissus Poeticus I, II, III

Narcissus Poeticus I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Narcissus Poeticus II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Narcissus Poeticus III, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Found a Narcissus Poeticus among a field of daffodils a couple of weeks ago. These are […]

Flower Mandala: Iceland Poppy II

Iceland Poppy II, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Originial Iceland Poppy flower found at Long Hill Reservation in Beverly, MA last weekend. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: […]

Flower Mandala: Pale Yellow Daffodil I

Pale Yellow Daffodil I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Daffodils are also in bloom hereabouts. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandalas: “Il piacere non può aspettare”

Pink Peony I, Copyright David J. Bookbinder One of my images, “Pink Peony I,” now adorns the cover of the Italian version of Indian author Tishani Doshi’s new novel, Il piacere non può aspettare, which I believe translates as “Pleasure […]

Flower Mandala: Blue Clematis I

Blue Clematis I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Clematis are in bloom hereabouts. In this newest incarnation of mandala-making, I’m trying to stick mostly to flowers I am currentlly shooting. This one I shot last weekend. More anon, -David David […]

Flower Mandala: White and Yellow Daffodil I

White and Yellow Daffodil I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder Created in honor of a client who died recently. More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas […]

Flower Mandala: Purple Echinacea I

Purple Echinacea I More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow Daffodil I

Yellow Daffodil I, Copyright 2010 David J. Bookbinder More anon, – David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

The Compassionate Intentions of Illness

White Daffodil II One of my images, White Daffodil II, has just been used on the cover of the book “The Compassionate Intentions of Illness,” By Dr. Tony Humphreys and Dr. Helen Ruddle. The book is published by Cork University […]

Flower Mandala: Yellow Marigold I

Yellow Marigold I More anon, -David David J. Bookbinder, LMHC Discussion: Facebook Flower Mandalas page Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2010, David J. […]

Flower Mandalas on Facebook

Flower Mandalas on Facebook Just a note to let the Beliefnet community know that, in a shameless act of self-promotion and altruism, I’ve created a “fan” page for the flower mandalas on Facebook. The site includes photo albums for my […]

White and Orange Daffodil Mandala

White and Orange Daffodil I After a very long hiatus, I’m back to making flower mandalas, in hopes of eventually accumulating 52. I’d be interested in hearing what you think/feel when you look at this one. Best, -David David J. […]

Help wanted!

I am currently looking for someone to assist me in marketing my Flower Mandala images. I’ve won a grant and have sporadically licensed some of these images or have sold prints, but I believe this work is a good candidates […]

Creativity in Counseling

Iris Germanica (sepia) Following is a description of some of the ways I use creativity in working with counseling clients. Perhaps some of you will find them useful. If you have experience of working with creativity in a counseling context, […]

Film: “healing image”

A little over a year ago, roughly coinciding with the 15th anniversary of my near-death experience, my good friend Larry “Doc” Pruyne completed a short film about me. It tells the story of my flower mandala images, my work as […]

Guest Blog Entry: Flower Essence Mandalas

Flower Essence Mandala: Turkscap-Pansy-Dianthus Flower Essence Mandalas By Mary Kraemer I use edible flowers to create by hand a mini-cosmos for healing with the medicinal and spiritual qualities of the flowers and as a mediation tool. I invite you to […]

Learning to Fly

Spoon Chrysanthemum I’ve become relatively inactive in Beliefnet this past few months, absorbed in the other aspects of my life, but I’d like to start the New Year with a report on my personal progress on working toward the “miracle […]

Flower Mandala: Water Lily X

Water Lily X Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Flower Mandalas: Simplicity in Complexity

Dying Amaryllis I Dying Amaryllis III Dying Amaryllis VI Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Spiritual Questing, Near-Death Experiences, and the Global Village

Sun Wheel I mandala In some ways my experience of the heart of Beliefnet has been tangential. Focused mainly on art and healing, I have paid less than full attention to the remarkable phenomonen of Beliefnet itself and it’s intermixing […]

Flower Mandala: California Poppy

California Poppy I Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request a 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Flower Mandala: Gazania III

Gazania III Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request a 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Flower Mandala: Yellow Daylily II

Yellow Daylily II Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request a flower mandala screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Previous Posts

Request: Agent or publisher for "Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas"
I've created a proposal and marketing plan for my book Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas and am now looking for a literary agent or publisher who might be interested in seeing it. I'm told the best two words with which to begin a query letter are the ...

posted 8:11:12pm Mar. 14, 2015 | read full post »

The Transformative Power of Art (2)
In Paris, Doors to Other Cities Here's another example of the transformative power of art and its ability to connect us. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz8L4MJMXgQ[/youtube] More anon, David Store: Flower Mandalas CafePress ...

posted 12:36:23pm Dec. 06, 2014 | read full post »

The Transformative Power of Misfortune (5)
"Everything Happens for a Reason" I often hear the phrase "Everything happens for a reason" when I talk with people about their lives. The usual context is that something unexpected, often something bad, has occurred either in the distant past ...

posted 12:24:49am Nov. 23, 2014 | read full post »

The Transformative Power of Misfortune (4)
Another post from a reader: A Journey of a Lifetime Being stranded at the bus stop in Rosendale more than 5,000 miles from home and a random act of kindness has led to an unbelievable journey for a SUNY Ulster student from the Republic of ...

posted 1:30:55pm Nov. 16, 2014 | read full post »

The Transformative Power of Art (1)
Haas & Hahn: How Painting Can Transform Communities Here's an example, on a big scale, of the transformative power of art! In a TED talk, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn demonstrate how they built community and transformed ...

posted 10:00:20am Nov. 11, 2014 | read full post »

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