Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

Category Archives: Mandalas

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

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

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

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

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 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


“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


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