The computer screen is something my eyeballs land on a great deal, and if you’re like me, having the right images there makes for a much more pleasant daily experience. Bring the beauty of mandalas to your computer screen — often a great place for placing meditative and soothing images. Here are a couple of good ones I’ve found.
Kaleid-O-Space™ is a mesmerizing screen saver that brings you all the fascination and beauty of a real kaleidoscope, right on your PC! Some of it’s features are:
- 18 Colorful Animated Kaleidoscopes
- Animated Transition Effects
- Simulates Real 2 and 3 Mirror Kaleidoscopes
- Multiple Animated Pattern Layers
- Interactive Capabilities
- Capture Wallpapers from Any Visual Scene
- Store up to 19 Wallpapers at a Time
- Cycle Wallpapers Manually or Automatically
- Metaphysically Oriented Visual Enhancements
- Customizable Setup Options
- Full Help Documentation and a Printable Manual
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KrazyDad has multiple screensavers, and he says, “Unlike many crude screensavers which are inaccurately described as “kaleidoscopic,” my screensavers are true kaleidoscope simulators: They use a two mirror “mandala” reflection system, much like the best fine-art kaleidoscopes, and they are entrancing and mesmerizing!” He has developed software called Metascope, but I haven’t been able to try it as it is “broken” at the moment. But there are some freebies avaliable on his site.
There are many others to be found if you simply Google “mandala screensaver”, but beware the computer parameters and of course spy/malware.
I so love the photos that are shared on PD Photo from Ireland. I want to go there sometime myself. This mandala, entitled “Khaga” (Sanskrit for air) was inspired by the flight of birds and a gorgeous rainbow. I sought to express a feeling of “lightness of being.”
Air is the element of the East, connected to the soul and the breath of life. If you’re doing a working related to communication, wisdom or the powers of the mind, Air is the element to focus on. Air carries away your troubles, blows away strife, and carries positive thoughts to those who are far away.
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And the photos that inspired it are:
Lately it seems I’ve been into an “elements” theme. This image is a tribute to Waters, entitled by the Sanskrit word “Sindhu”. I used three different photos to compile this image in Photoshop. They are public domain photos kindly shared with the world at PD Photos, and are created (to start with, anyway) using the Photoshop technique so kindly explained at Earth Mandalas. And of course prints are available at our Zazzle Store.
Water is a feminine energy and highly connected with the aspects of the Goddess. Used for healing, cleansing, and purification, Water is related to the West, and associated with passion and emotion.
And these are the three photos I used:
We love Zazzle! They’re quick, they do a good job producing a large line of products. If you’re an artist and create your own work, consider using them to share your work with the world, without having to carry an inventory! And of course we humbly share our own products here. Articles listed below tell the story of how some of these images were created. Enjoy.
I love the idea of creating one thing out of another. I created two different Mandalas in Photoshop from the same simple image of tree bark that I shot while visiting family in Virginia. I took the picture because I was intrigued by the texture. And every part of the design is made up of a piece of this picture.
The first image (left)is entitled “Valka Prathamaja”. In Sanskrit, “valka” is tree bark, and “prathamaja” is “first born.”
The second image (below) is entitled “Valka Dvitiiya” — “valka” again being tree bark, and “dvitiiya” being “second after the first”.
The seed idea for creating mandalas this way came from Earth Mandalas, and I have elaborated on the ideas with layers and filters, etc. Follow that link for a great tutorial and templates for creating your own mandalas this way.
Posters and other products made from these images are available at our Zazzle Store, just click on the images.
The fun part? Showing you the image these were created from: