It’s been three weeks of settling into “normal” life after five days of deep creativity. At the Faith Art & Creative Expression conference (which will from now on be called Art & Soul Retreat – Personal and Liturgical Creative Expression) we created “spiritual journals” in the workshop I taught. The experience was deep, intense and joyful.* More about it in the next blogs.

 

Christine Torlina – Full Moon Mandala

Mandalas helped me settle back into home and garden life. A mandala circle at my home studio was held a few days after I got home. Sharing creativity with others each month feeds my soul, and I think also the souls of others who come.  Also I’ve been spending a lot of time in my own gardens. A smart phone app** turns my recent garden photos into mandalas which I love to look at and get lost in.

 

 

 

 

The mandala circle was the night of the August full moon.  It was inspiration for Christine and Karen.

 

Karen Martinez – Moon Mandala 1

Karen Martinez – Moon Mandala 2

Karen created a sacred geometry symbol that was recently revealed to her.

Christine created an illustration of the five universal signs found throughout cultures, times and human psyches.  These symbols are often spontaneously made when creating mandalas and other art.

I have been able to spend time tending my own gardens, as they tend to me. The monarchs, other butterflies, bees, insects and birds join me in the garden. Can you see the bee eyes and butterfly wings in these mandalas?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More creativity sharing from Kanuga soon.

 

ENJOY & CREATE

 

*The workshop I taught was at Kanuga near Ashville, North Carolina.  Described as a “thin” place the retreat was a magic of place, community, creativity and spirituality. More blogs about the Kanuga workshop coming soon.

 

** The Kaleidagram smart phone app turns photos into mandalas with simple multiple options. It is part of a quartet of photo changing apps from Blink Tap LLC. These apps were developed by my son who works with Machine Learning in Silicon Valley.

 

 

 

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