Snowflakes! Truly one of Mother Nature's most miraculous wonders comes along every single year in many areas of the world, but how often do we really stop and smell the ice formations? For me, the answer is extremely rarely since I haven't lived in snow since I was a toddler in Toronto (and probably never will as I can't stand driving in it and shoveling snow every morning seems less than pleasant), but I've always been extremely fascinated with these microscopic mandalas. So grab a warm blanky, pet, or person and check out some of the most sacred geometry around. [click images for photo sources]
Don't get me wrong, I admire and find great inspiration in the magnificence of a huge blanketing snowfall in the wild, from the snow covered mountaintops to the tiniest geometric wonderments in each perfect snowflake.... I think I'll just choose to admire from afar ;)
I have been using some geometric forms in my work lately and even though we don't get snow on O'ahu, there is a lot of inspiration that can be taken from these icy crystals. I may just have to play around with creating some snowflake-esque backgrounds in my current Bohemian Goddess series... And perfect time to explore, 'cause how can an inspo blog post coming out on Xmas Eve not be wintery and festive?!
- about a million billion snowflakes fall each second
- the smallest snowflakes are about the diameter of a human hair
- snowflakes are created out of water vapor in the clouds
Would love to hear about some of your favorite sacred geometry sources in the comments!
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originally posted: December 24, 2016