Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

Category Archives: Mandalas

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 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

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

Possibility

“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

Be Still and Know…

Just finished this special artwork for the #twitterartexhibit happening next spring in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is the first year (in ten years) that they will accept digital art as a … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Dark Fortnight

This was the last of twelve mandalas made on the first twelve days of 2018. Soon it will be time to do it again in January 2019. I learned this … Continue reading

November 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Water from the sky…

Rain, not just showers, arriving tonight in just a few hours. I hope all the plants on my property (natives already here and the odd ones that I planted that … Continue reading

November 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Make Friends with Uncertainty…

The whole time I worked on this mandala, it kept going off center. I couldn’t fix it and wobbled around and around with it. Like a top spinning out of … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Unwrap Your Blessings

Once again, a mandala shows up with a message for us… “Unwrap Your Blessings” digital collage mandala © Elsah Cort

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Pelted with Beauty

As this mandala kept layering back and forth, going from light to dark and back again, it finally illuminated itself for me tonight. A face showed itself, hiding behind a … Continue reading

November 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Opening the Akashic Records

I know the akashic records reveal all of the soul’s lives…every moment, thought, feeling and more. Another view from theosophy says they are “a compendium of all human events, thoughts, … Continue reading

November 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Birth of Earth

The earth preceded us in birth. We owe her our lives. “The Birth of Earth” digital collage mandala © Elsah Cort

October 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meeting Place

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk … Continue reading

September 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walk Yourself Home

Mandalas nudge me when I see photos on facebook quite often. This one originated from one photo of three human beings who lived on this earth many years ago. I … Continue reading

September 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Mountain Echo…

A new mandala, layering and layering itself over many days, originating from a “borrowed” mountain by Georgia O’Keeffe…. I’ve been walking in circles on a New Mexico mesa, singing “Ring … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Path Illuminates Itself

Another mandala from the facebook newsfeed and the notion of “steal like an artist”, made from two photos — one of the Trinity College library in Dublin and the other … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Clean it up from the inside out…

Bad behavior in anyone does not excuse it in one person, especially someone who is supposed to be an honorable president. Calling anyone names just feeds the energy field that … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Meltdown

Before I sleep, a mandala tells me it’s finished. I made this from one photograph of a huge subdivision in Las Vegas taken from high above the ground then floated … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Seed Gestation

Today I sorted cloth mandalas, feeling overwhelmed in a peculiar way. Now, another one shows up, in the wake of the new moon tomorrow. “Seed Gestation” digital collage mandala © … Continue reading

August 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Make It So

A mandala breaks through on a hazy day, started several days ago, and slowly coming to a finished place. This one has me wandering around and around in it. “Make … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Following a trail…

Looking for words to describe the stitches that follow color and shape and pattern…layers upon layers that started out as a something that was photographed, losing its way within a … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Walk with Me Here

Rearranging furniture in my living room today, something I used to do a lot of when I was younger. I don’t have a lot of options because I have a … Continue reading

October 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Look in the mirror…

One of the big challenges with this present moment is how not to become the bully when you are bullied, not to become the hater when you are hated, not … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mandala-Maker, A Solo Exhibition

You are cordially invited to two artist’s receptions on Friday, Jan 6 or Feb 3, from 5-8 pm. from Elsah…. I first heard the Sanskrit word “mandala” (meaning sacred circle … Continue reading

December 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marking time…

For the first time, a calendar made of mandalas shows up…. Made from twelve digital mandalas, the calendar measures 8.5 inches square. I love that I found greenerprinter.com to print … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

There is only the dance…

I make mandalas because they ask to be made… and the summer heat just knocks me down and out. The computer takes the helm and I follow without effort. From … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Going to Seed….

Mandala born today…it’s name told to me “Conception: remembering the time when we were…each…just two cells old”. In our memory bank, buried deep in that wordless space, we change the … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Year Mandalas

Almost every January I make one mandala a day for the first twelve days of the year. The mandalas become a prophetic and inspirational image for each the twelve months … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 · Leave a comment