100 Days for Mandalas * RE-EMERGE

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This is the third week of 100 days for Mandalas. The prompt and inspiration for these two weeks is RE-EMERGE. For us in the northern hemisphere, there is the re-emergence of spring and green life going on.  We are re-emerging from the darkness of winter into the light of spring and summer.

 

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The journey from the silence and darkness of inner life, to the expression of  vivid color and growth is taking place all around us. This yearly and daily cycle,  of dark to light and back again is how we experience life. Our journey is like the spiral, always movement coming close to where we were before, but never at the same exact place.  We go within and then travel outward, a continuous cycle.

 

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Our roots are always there to support the expression of our life.  They nourish and sustain the expression of our life. We emerge and re-emerge from our roots.

 

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And finally full expression of the joy of life.

Let this meditation be an inspiration for your re-emergence
MANDALA – MEDITATION * RE-EMERGE

 

INSPIRATION WORDS FOR EACH TWO WEEKS:

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

– RE-EMERGENCE  (this is the first week, with one more)

– GROWTH

– BLOSSOMING

-FLOATING

– FREEDOM

PLEASE SHARE YOUR MANDALA CREATIVITY –
Please share the mandalas and art journaling you create by sending 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

 

NOTE: About the creation of these mandalas.  The first layers of paint on heavy watercolor paper were acrylic washes.  I let one layer dry and then added others hoping the brush strokes would be apparent. They were, but I wasn’t  happy with how they came out.  The colors seemed  too dark and didn’t reflect light like watercolors often do.  I went back days later and used watercolors, gouache and india ink over the acrylics.  These paints let the under layers of acrylics show through where I wanted and lightened areas I thought we too dark.  I now love the “painterly” quality of all the layers and strokes.

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