March 2017: Razzmatazz

March 2017 MotM: Razzmatazz
March 2017 MotM: Razzmatazz

Download the March 2017 Mandala of the Month

TheFreeDictionary.com defines “razzmatazz” as:

  1. Excited action or impressive display
  2. Evasive or misleading language; double talk

This month’s mandala inspires us to put some razzle dazzle, some creativity, in what we do with the caveat of avoiding misleading language or double talk. All sizzle without any bacon leaves us hungry.

Why do a mandala with just hearts in it when it can look like a jazzed-up four-leaf clover of hearts with some added drama and pizazz! It makes it a lot more fun to color too!

For ideas, we can add some:

  • pep to our step
  • flare to our wear
  • color to our decor
  • spice to our rice
  • joy to our toys
  • light to our life
  • glitter to our glamour

For some added encouragement…when I think about “razzmatazz”, I’m immediately reminded of the funniest example of razzle dazzle:  the drill team scene from “Stripes” with Bill Murray.

This Month’s Inspiration

“Razzamatazz” [youtube]
by Quincy Jones

Don’t believe those clouds in the sky
‘Cause they’ll be moving on and the sun will shine
If the world’s been passin’ you by,
Just reach out for a star and you’ll realize

Got to put back all the good times that we had
We can make it better with a little bit of razzamatazz

If you feel your life’s in a rut
Just come on out tonight and we’ll pull you up
Ain’t no use in draggin’ your feet
‘Cause something’s in the air that just can’t be beat

Got to put back all the good times that we had
We can make it better with a little bit of razzamatazz

Bring out the rides with all those white walled tires
Let’s go out cruisin’ like we used to do
Get suited down let’s set the town on fire
Jump out your seat and let the music pull you through

We can make it better with a little bit of razzamatazz

Got to put back all the good times that we had
We can make it better with a little bit of razzamatazz

Bring out the rides with all those white walled tires
Let’s go out cruisin’ like we used to do
Get suited down let’s set the town on fire
Jump out your seat and let the music pull you through

You can lay your soul on the line
‘Cause we can make it work
If we do it right
Got to spread the message around
The people of the world should be getting down

Got to put back all the good times that we had

We can make it better with a little bit of razzamatazz

Ponder this while coloring this month’s mandala.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen,
The Mandala Lady

Be sure to download Section 3 of the 2017 Mandala of the Year

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