Mandala has a story behind it. I had spotted a large turtle
in my yard one morning. I picked it up and walked into the garden
for some cabbage leaves for food, then took it to a wide open spot
so I could run to get my son to see it. As I was carrying it
around it relaxed and seemed to enjoy the ride, perhaps the sensation of
being airborne was exhilarating afer having crawled all its life.
The outer circle is made of Chinese "Beauty".