Monday, December 20, 2010

Good Morning East Coast !

Apologies to all my readers for not posting last week. I will be very busy from December till March but will try my best to update my blog weekly. I am now working very hard on a special project and I promise I will share the results/ outcome with you once it’s completed.


▲ 7:10am, 28°C
Saturday morning, East Coast Park



▲ Hand in hand, watching the sunrise


▲ Started jogging to Bougainvillea Garden









▲ Breathing fresh air from the Bougainvillea tower



▲ Don’t you agree that this is one of the best places to hold a garden wedding?





▲ Busy snapping pictures of this beautiful garden


▲ 100 steps away from Bougainvillea tower


▲ Do these Bougainvilleas remind you of cherry blossoms?
























▲ Another 50 steps away from Bougainvillea tower, can’t wait to come back to this place again



▲ 7:45am heading back to Area G



▲ Hubby picked up an “Unknown Mimosa” that fell from a big tree


▲ I am not very familiar it's name, but I believe these flowers might be in the same family as the Morning Glory? Yes/No?


▲ What a lovely sunlight





▲ Bumped into whimsical white...


▲ ... and orange bark trees





▲ Interesting dog sign


▲ Back to area G



▲ We can imagine ourselves behaving like this lovely couple when we grow old




▲ Lazy cat camouflaged in a tree root


▲ Place for yatch lovers


▲ 8.15am, 31°C
Ready to go home
East Coast park will always be a never ending journey for us…

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Master art, master mind

Tibetan Sand Mandala

A few years ago, I received an email that captured the whole process of this breathe taking Tibetan Sand Mandala. It is probably the most inspiring art I’ve ever seen and I would love to have the opportunity to witness this in real life.

Define Sand Mandala?
Sand Mandala are made from millions of grains of powdered, colored marble. Powdered sand, flowers, herbs, grains, colored stones and all kinds of precious stones can also be used in the construction of sand mandalas.
It is known as a very important ceremony in Tibetan Buddhism and is believed to have purification and healing energy. These positive energies will transmit to mother earth and to the people who view them.
The great teacher carefully chooses each Mandala, and the students (monks) will start to create the Mandala from their memories. This process will involve 2-4 people and it will take approximately 3 to 6 weeks to complete.
After the completion of Sand Mandala, it will be dismantled together with chants in a specific order. Lastly, the sand is collected in a jar then wrapped in silk and transported to moving waters and back to nature.

Ps: I do not know who is the man behind the camera, if any of you know, please leave me a message on the feedback as I really want to credit his/her name for these respectful pictures.

More related information can be found at:
TIBETAN HEALING MANDALA
and
KRESGE ART MUSUEM

More videos can be found at youtube



• This is the final art piece, let's find out the process behind the scene