AWAKE is the word meant to inspire this week.  There are so many ways to be awakened.  I found inspiration with words and pages of a journal portfolio that I made at a workshop in Utah a few years ago.

 

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My dear friend Kelly and I traveled to a mountain workshop outside of Park City, Utah to learn how to make plaster portfolio covers  with pages of paper that we colored and/or altered inside.  I finished the covers.  The pages were colored with some collaged items as background, but never “finished” as journal pages.  The paper was handmade in India.  I love its heave texture and uneven edges.

 

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This beautiful journal has been sitting on a shelf waiting for the words and images to complete it.  Sort of like the fine China that begs to be used, so I decided now was the time to complete the pages.  I began by adding the word AWAKE to one of the small pages that fits in the front pocket.  I took one of the unfinished pages, added the mandala with the Eye of Ra reprinted it in a smaller size, added more cropped eyes and stamped – “awaken the divine within”.

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This page below already had a print of one of my mandalas from my coloring book.  I added some ink doodles and stamped the work “awaken”.  Words that came to mind with the word awaken are written in the doodles.

 

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On this page, I printed a mandala I had created before, added outlines and a quote from Carl Jung about awakening.

 

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This page had a small paper doilie  pasted onto the paper.  More doodles were added, along with the word AWAKENING.

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I am going to “finish” more of these pages in the next few weeks.  It feels good the make the pages complete

 

MANDALA INSPIRATION – Let your awareness be in the moment.  Let you awareness be in the present.  Let the energy of life awaken your soul’s deepest wisdom and creativity.  Be awake.

MANDALA MEDITATION – Mandala Meditation Awake

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 AND CREATE  – The next word for inspiration is RECEIVE

 

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