Yellow Mandala {Small Hands Creating Hope}

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

This story starts with a little girl who was diagnosed with cancer  and survived it to live a cancer free life. That little girl grew up to be a mother of three beautiful children and blogs at Mama Smiles.  MaryAnn is the survivor and the heart behind the Small Hands Creating Hope Ebook.


Small Hands Creating Hope

I, along with dozens of other bloggers for kids, joined forces with MaryAnn to create the Small Hands Creating Hope Ebook.  We each contributed a kids' project for the book around the theme of hope for those who have been affected by cancer.  The book is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.



Miss E and I created a yellow mandala for the Ebook.  Mandalas have a spiritual significance for many religions, and a spiritual connection can provide hope.  My wish is that the pattern and the color will bring a bit of peace and light to those who view it.  I hope that the mandala we created will find a home in a hospital or care facility for those who are facing cancer.

mandala

I created the shape of the mandala by tracing concentric circles on canvas.  We used beads, feathers, rope, crushed tissue paper, colored salt, melted crayon, and acrylic paint to fill in the circles.  

So, here's how you can help support this project.  For a $15 donation to the American Cancer Society, you will receive a FREE copy of the Small Hands Creating Hope Ebook.  

Preview of Small Hands Creating Hope Ebook

When you make your donation by clicking the button below, you will receive a link to download the eBook.  If you want a printed version of the book, you will receive a link for purchasing information for it.  If you have trouble linking to the eBook once you have made your $15 donation to the ACS, please email smallhandsproject at gmail dot com. 

Donate to the American Cancer Society

Thank you to all my fellow bloggers who collaborated to create and support this Ebook.  Their stories of cancer and projects are beautiful and inspiring.  Below is the schedule for their posts about their projects and the eBook. 
 
14 May Mama Smiles
15 May Artsy Craftsy Mom and Rainbows Within Reach
16 May B. Inspired, Mama!
17 May Rainy Day Mum and Imagination Soup
18 May Inspiration Laboratories
19 May Experimenting Mom
20 May Mama Mia’s Heart2Heart
21 May NurtureStore
22 May Living Montessori Now
23 May Mess for Less
24 May Having Fun at Home and CraftoArt
25 May Outlaw Mom
26 May Angelique Felix and Sense of Wonder
27 May Sun Hats & Wellie Boots
28 May Duck Duck Octopus
29 May Smiling like Sunshine
30 May Mommy with Selective Memory
31 May One Perfect Day
1 June The Educators’ Spin On It
2 June Kids Stuff World
3 June Rainy Day Mum
4 June Teach Preschool
5 June Dirt and Boogers
6 June Creative Connections for Kids and The Golden Gleam
7 June Montessori Tidbits
8 June Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
9 June The Iowa Farmer’s Wife
10 June Scribble Doodle and Draw
11 June Learn with Play
12 June Kitchen Counter Chronicles
13 June CRAYON Freckles
14 June Glittering Muffins
15 June Wise Owl Factory
16 June Crafty Maa
18 June Lessons Learnt Journal20 June Growing a Jeweled Rose21 June Growing Play23 June JDaniel4′s Mom

15 comments:

MaryAnne K said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your mandala is so beautiful! I'm thrilled that you are part of this wonderful project, thank you!!!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This turned out so beautiful! I've never heard of a mandala! So neat!

Growing a Jeweled Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I loved your project for this! What a beautiful mandala!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing this beautiful Mandola. You've inspired me to create one with my daugther and teach her about them.

The Monko said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow that turned out great, what a lovely craft for such a great cause

Marnie @ Carrots are Orange said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous! I can't believe I am not involved in this lovely project! Wow. I missed the boat. Unbelievable effort! Well done!

http://livingatthewhiteheadszoo.blogspot.com/ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This turned out lovely. I love the yellow !

Melissa Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

it looks like the sun, it's so beautiful! great idea, as usual.

Melissa Taylor said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

am I missing your share button?

Jenni Fischer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this mandala - I'm planning on doing a post on sand mandala at some point. I got inspired while researching my Tibet post for Mama Smiles Exploring Geography series.

Debs- Learn with Play @ home said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a beautiful, sunny mandala.. and such a worthwhile cause :)

Emma @mummymummymum said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that is beautiful. xx

Cakes and Scribbles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just lovely! and for a wonderful cause. xx

Mansi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this project. It's superb!

Carolyn Wilhelm said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Excellent idea for giving some peace and light to others. So thank you very much! Carolyn

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