The 17th Roberts Creek Mandala culminated with artist/designer Rob Marion filling in the center with a sweetly smiling sun! The seed theme of this year has been fully activated, with one day of heavensent pouring rain in the middle of our journey, and intermittent showers which sent painters scrambling! Over 550 painters took part; painting in the bright, hot sun which followed the rainy days was a memorable delight to share with everyone involved. Mannafestival was well-attended, opening the circle with a ceremony led by heritage seed librarian Denise Lagasse, and featured great, live, local musicians & DJs, and theater & dance performances throughout the day. We joined many in the world celebrating the Day Out of Time; our community Seed Mandala resonates and ripples peaceful vibrations, & rainbow dreams & visions over the Earth & out into the Universe!