Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

From just one seed…

Mandala Message: July 4, 2020 The universe speaks to us all the time with messages that can be challenging and hard merging with messages of generosity and appreciation. Two days … Continue reading

July 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lift the veil…

Mandala Message: May 31, 2020 Humans are able to create devices that can connect to each other while traveling 17,000 miles an hour way above the earth’s surface. Watching it … Continue reading

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brave New World…

Mandala Message: May 22, 2020 Happy with new moon this am…feeling a bit more movement. Movement these days has little relevance to movement a few months ago. The outer world … Continue reading

May 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Hidden Side of the Moon…

Mandala Message: May 8, 2020 When we all emerge from this “lock down” timing, may we come laden with the hidden treasures of the self and disperse them generously and … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Stitching squares…

Mandala process: April 28, 2020 Stitching squares on a new mandala from old cloth scraps and cannibalized pieces of digital mandalas…with the morning news saying the same old (new) thing. … Continue reading

April 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Cocoon Opens…

Finishing a new cloth mandala…sewing it to a linen background to go into a deep purple frame. I used pieces from a couple of fabric printed digital mandalas and fabric … Continue reading

April 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Egg Rise

Incubating in the cosmic egg…take your time, surrender to the eventual cracking of the shell. Emerge as your true self. (The Easter message.) [“Egg-Rise” watercolor, masa paper on canvas © … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pandemic Advice

800 year old pandemic advice from Rumi… You’ve made it out of the city,* that image of your body, trembling with traffic and fear left behind. Your face arrives in … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Gratitude Following Each Breath

Gratitude following each breath can change everything… As we dive down deeper into this global event, today I find myself at the maximum capacity for listening to and talking about … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Walk Yourself Home

Mandala Message: March 29, 2020   Advice to the home-bound… You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fall Deep Into Your Brilliant Self

Mandala Message: March 27, 2020 As we stew in our own juices at home, here is an 800 year old message from Rumi, via Coleman Barks who titled it “Chickpea … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment


Thank God for rain today in my neighborhood. We need cleansing in multiple ways right now. I am glad the plants are being fed and the earth itself. I am … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Crown Thy Good with Brotherhood

Mandala Message: March 25, 2020 A new mandala swam forth from the stream…it’s not perfect or static, like a natural organism swimming from sea to shining sea. [“Crown Thy Good … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment


Drop down into your deepest self. Turn down the clamor of outside voices. Wash the dishes, sweep the floors. Make something (anything) with your hands. Sit on the ground (earth) … Continue reading

March 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Rise from the Ashes

My postcard collage arrived in South Carolina for the 2020 Twitter Art Exhibit. Go to #twitterartexhibit to see images of all the submissions for this wonderful annual art exhibit where … Continue reading

February 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Twelve New Year Mandalas for 2020…

Just finished making twelve mandalas, one a day for twelve days, as part of the New Year’s practice I have done for a long time (as taught by Ann Ree … Continue reading

January 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Winter Solstice 2019…

Winter Solstice (still-point) today, Dec 21, at 8:20 pm PST… I wake up early these days with ongoing pre-dawn awareness of the rotation of the earth itself. Now, as I … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Every Single Stitch…

At this moment, if I could ask the universe to save anything in this ongoing human—earth experiment, I would ask for a collection of every single stitch made by a … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’d like to talk about love…

“Now I’d like to talk about love. Love is impossible in the absence of trust. Real trust is formed of common action. Common action is a rarity in a country … Continue reading

December 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Love Emerges

Governing a large country is like frying a small fish. You spoil it with too much poking. Center your country in the Tao and evil will have no power. Not … Continue reading

December 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Souls Gather to Fulfill the Blueprint of America

The mandala was made several years ago. I started out with some photos of children’s art I saw at a craft show. The photos ended up unrecognizable and came together … Continue reading

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment


Addressing the so-called “mental health” issue as a deterrent and/or solution for gun violence only works when there exists an adequate and active and widely available mental system…and when there … Continue reading

August 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Stitching Time

Stitching draws me in. I don’t want to stop. Sometimes I wonder if it’s more distraction than art, but I keep stitching. It may add up to something in the … Continue reading

July 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Paths of Art…

The mandala reveals more about itself, as I use needle and thread to communicate with it. Art truly is a process, not a “thing”. See the yellow-ish stitches to each … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Round Table

Life always comes full circle, giving us chances for continual “do-overs.” A new 2020 calendar emerges with the cover mandala lifting itself up through the piles of mandalas made over … Continue reading

June 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Stitch in Time

I used to sew by hand almost fifty years ago. Here I am doing it again. I love the slowness of it. I forgive myself for being not so great … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · 2 Comments

A Nest of Stuff

So…..several weeks ago I started my first online class (and her last online class) with Jude Hill. She stitches and wanders around in her process and calls her students “ragmates”. … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Twitter Art Exhibit 2019

Excited to have a “postcard” in the 2019 Twitter Art Exhibit opening on May 11 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the first year this annual exhibit was open to digital … Continue reading

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment


“For me, mandalas—making them and contemplating them—is a deeply spiritual experience. I am grateful to all the mandalic threads that have been woven into my  life—coming from so many human … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hosting a fun, creative workshop in March

“A Day in the Life of a Creative Soul” with Jeanette Richardson Herring A workshop, open to all, designed for creatives, artists and writers Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9:30-4 … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · Leave a comment