Intricate Mandalas Gilded with Gold by Artist Asmahan A. Mosleh

Intricate Mandalas Gilded with Gold by Artist Asmahan A. Mosleh

UK-based artist Asmahan A. Mosleh spends 8 to 54 hours on a single mandala, publishing photos of her intricate works on her Instagram, @murderandrose. The pieces, often gilded with gold paint, begin with a pencil outline which she then traces in pen, and finally pigment. Pearls of 

The Song of the Acorn Fairy

The Song of the Acorn Fairy

The Song of the Acorn Fairy To English folk the mighty oak Is England’s noblest tree; Its hard-grained wood is strong and good As English hearts can be. And would you know how oak-trees grow, The secret may be told: You do but need to 

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

Ring dedicated to goddess white-armed Hera

The front of this unusual gold ring is inscribed in Greek with the words, “Harriknidas dedicated [this] to the goddess white-armed Hera.” Its outer circumference is decorated with two rows of dentilated knobs separated by incised grooves. Signs of considerable wear on this outer edge 

Day 1 of my 20 day Journey

Day 1 of my 20 day Journey

After spending the morning with Margaret and kissing both her and my daughter goodbye, I headed out on the road. Driving south through Colorado on I-25, I traveled a route I have taken for many years to New Mexico. Once I had passed Walsenburg everything