Welcome to Emerald Heart Flying!

Your source for inspirational fabric mandalas and note cards

Here you’ll find an assortment of fabric mandalas lovingly handcrafted in Seattle and designed to inspire you.  The mandalas are unique 3-dimensional pieces made from new and vintage fabric, buttons, beads, trims and found objects.  The note cards are photographs of the mandalas and are also miniature works of art suitable for framing.

What is a Mandala?

Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle.”  It is a representation of the universe, both inner and outer, a symbol of wholeness.  As a labyrinth can take you in and out of yourself, so too can these images. Mandalas have been used in a variety of forms and cultures for centuries.  Learn more under “About Mandalas.”

What makes these unique?

No where else will you find 3-dimensional fabric mandalas like these.  Each piece is made with an intention, choice of focal point and color all with a vibrational frequency that resonates with the viewer.

Why would I want one?

There are many benefits of mandalas, either creating them yourself, exploring them in the world around you or getting one here.

  • Simply as beautiful pieces of art
    •  Sources of calm and inspiration
      • Tools for personal development
        • Focus for meditation
          • Reflections of our inner beauty and spirit
            • Aids for healing practitioners
Kudos!
My mandala from Nancy assisted me in my healing process while recovering from cancer. It’s a daily reminder that strength and beauty is found all around us, as well as within us.
Sue Brown
Be Inspired!
"Don't wait around for your life to happen to you. Find something that makes you happy and do it. Everything else is just background noise."
-- George Mason
"Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away."
-- Robert Fulghum
"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life."
-- J.K. Rowling
"Every artist was first an amateur."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows."
-- Buddha
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
-- Wayne Gretzky
"The power of imagination makes us infinite."
-- John Muir
"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
-- Franz Kafka
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all."
-- William Faulkner
"Where there is great love there are always miracles."
-- Willa Cather
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
-- Harriet Tubman
"You don’t get a choice about whether you create your life. You only get a choice about whether you create a life you love."
-- Mary Morrissey
"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
-- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
"Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
-- Lao Tzu
"All the water in the world can't drown you unless it gets inside of you."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
"Whenever possible, practice kindness; and remember, it is always possible."
-- Dalai Lama
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
-- Henry David Thoreau
"The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts."
-- Marcus Aurelius
"…Simply be filled with the thought of good, and it will radiate — you do not have to bother about it, any more than you need trouble about your digestion."
-- Elbert Hubbard
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
-- Albert Einstein
"There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
-- Edith Wharton
"And now, here is my secret, a very simple secret: It's only at the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon."
-- Michael Jordan
"Jump in boots and all, bite off more than you can chew, then chew like hell."
-- Natalie Ledwell
"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions."
-- Albert Einstein
"Love with your mind, think with your heart."
-- Sai Maa
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