Saying goodbye to Mandala Design Works

Posted by muz4now on May 12, 2012 under Anita Bondi, Marci Molina, Stan Stewart, Susan Bradford | Be the First to Comment

We have some very important news to share with you!

When we formed Mandala Design Works (MDW) we were a circle of friends – four artists living and working in the town of Delaware Water Gap. Our lives and our art were intertwined.
This collective was an extension of all that.

Now four years later much has changed and MDW is dissolving.
Since a circle truly has no beginning and no end, that is true for our circle as well. We want to thank you for all the support and love you have given us and invite you to follow our next individual adventures.

You will no longer be receiving blog posts or emails from Mandala Design Works but we would love to keep in touch with you.
Please click on the following links and sign up to continue the circle.

Anita Bondi
Susan Bradford
Marci Molina
Stan Stewart

Poem 0185 of 1,000: suggestion

Posted by Stan Stewart (Sawyer) on March 19, 2012 under Stan Stewart | Be the First to Comment

Just a suggestion:
Maybe just for a moment
You could smile.
Doesn’t matter if it’s
On the inside or the out.

I am simply knowing thatBig Smile
The lack of smiles is
Making my insides sad.

With this poem, I profess
That the rest of this day
Will be one big smile
Of love for the whole wide world –

And most especially
for you and me.

~ spontaneously composed by Stan Stewart
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Poem 0184 of 1,000 – jazz poem 4

Posted by Stan Stewart (Sawyer) on February 11, 2012 under Stan Stewart | 2 Comments to Read

fingers of SteveThe bass player’s fingers are doing
A tiny, delightful dance;
Rollicking and frolicking under
The soloing ivories.

fingers of Jim

He knows how to find
The rhythm and pitch that
Blend to perfection;
Interweaving interplay.

Far from the dance of two
Left feet: this is  the  spontaneous
Movement
that flows from soul
To soul – his, yours, mine, ours.

~ spontaneously composed by Stan Stewart
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Poem 0183 of 1,000 (for Anita): icy rain

Posted by Stan Stewart (Sawyer) on January 20, 2012 under Stan Stewart | Be the First to Comment

When warm
(Or even temporate)
Rain raps on the roof,
It provides a reassuring
Rhythm that soothes.

When Winter-chilled rain
Taps it’s icy fingers on
Window panes,
It does not soothe nor
Reassure.

~ spontaneously composed by Stan Stewart
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Poem 0182 of 1,000 (for Anita): stillness

Posted by Stan Stewart (Sawyer) on January 4, 2012 under Stan Stewart | Be the First to Comment

I drew stillnessstillness
From The Deck.
Her avatar?
A peace sign.

Right now,
I think my
Avatar is
A race car.

Zipping ahead
Without thought
For the energy
Being consumed
Or the loudness
Generated.
And all this
Speed and combustion
And noise
Is doing so little to
Improve on what
Was already
Here.

~ spontaneously composed (but not combusted) by Stan Stewart
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