100 Days for Mandalas – BALANCE

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This is the second week of 100 days for Mandalas. The prompt and inspiration for these two weeks is BALANCE. Perhaps no symbol of balance is better than the yin-yang sign.  A circle of completeness that contains the duality of life – light & dark – male & female – black & white.  There is a balance of the forces of light and dark in the yin yang sign, but within each is the seed of the other.  There is movement within the sacred circle, as the duality creates the every changing manifestation of life.

 

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I wanted to add ephemeral images and words to the four mandalas I created.  I wanted these additions to be impermanent, sometimes part of the finished mandala and other times a separate part. To me, this symbolizes the ever changing nature of the dance of balance and change. I put vellum over the watercolor paper and painted images and words.

 

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The mandala above and its vellum cover sheet was inspired by what I consider the best book about color and its energies and powers.  It is titled  Simply Color, written by my friend Diantha Harris.  One of the most fascinating things mentioned in the book is that the yin yang sign originally was in the complementary colors of red and green. I created this mandala with yin yang sign, inspired by this color information.

On a personal note, Diantha is creating the 3rd edition of her book and has asked me to be a contributor.  More on this later.

 

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This yin yang photo is one I took years ago in a beautiful park in the Native American neighborhood of Minneapolis.  The park is full of mosaic covered benches and other soft edged sculpural forms.  My favorite is the yin-yang mosaic on an undulating wall.

 

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GUIDED MEDITATION for INSPIRATION (click below)

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INSPIRATIONS AND PROMPTS FOR 100 DAYS FOR MANDALAS SESSION 4
The following words are the inspirations for each of the two week sessions:

– BALANCE (the first two weeks, which have just finished)

– RENEWAL  (for the next two weeks, and so on)

– GROWTH

– BLOOSOMING

-FLOATING

– FREEDOM

PLEASE SHARE YOUR MANDALA CREATIVITY –
Please share the mandalas and art journaling you create by sending me an email with attachments of your art. Please use a high resolution – which can be a smart phone camera – with enough surroundings in the photo.  I can easily crop the image.  Please send to linda (at) creativityforthesoul.com.  Please use the @ sign and no spaces.

ENJOY & CREATE  – LINDA

 

 

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