This is week 5 of a creativity adventure titled “A Drawing, Design or Doodle a Day”
If you missed Week 1 – here is the link
If you missed Week 2 – here is the link
If you missed Week 3 – here is the link
We shared our creativity honoring the returning light and the time of open hearts. Mandalas #CreativityForTheSoul
Soul of a Nation – American Art in the Age of Black Power
From London to Arkansas and Brooklyn
A Sacred Circle of Creativity – From Mystery to Manifestation & Back Again -Mother Earth, Mandalas, Meditation & Words. My new three-day workshop Oct. 12- 14. The golden pebble journey, as I call it, always takes place when I create a workshop.
“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”
For those new to a month for mandalas – please open this link and read the beginning of blog which explains it all. This is the last in the 4 part series LIGHT.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou
There is light from within and light that shines upon us. Our light comes from deep within our soul, from the womb of our being
A Month For Mandalas is a time of creative inspiration and expression. TRUTH is the inspiration for this session. Where do we find our own deepest truths, how do we know them and how do we go forward with them? Let your creativity be your guide.
It was some times hard to explain what the workshop was about. It was titled Creating Sacred Space In The Garden – Planting Prayers offered at Kanuga during the Faith, Art and Creative Expression conference in late August.
I love how mandalas inspire kids and adults. This blog shares mandalas from children as young as preschoolers to adults as young at heart as any child.
These mandalas were created and inspired by a mandala circle of shared creativity and a meditation honoring silence.
A Month for Mandalas, session two, which ended a few weeks ago, was about connection to nature’s elements. Here are the mandalas honoring and connecting with water.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs
“Show up and be real”, part of the theme of Authentic Living, inspired a Mandala Mobile and other Mandalas during a Mandala Circle.
What feels authentic to me? Needing to play, express and go deep within. Needing to share those things with others. Mandalas and meditation are the vehicles that take me on that journey. A mandala is a sacred circle that embraces creativity. It can be any image within that sacred circle.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” (Marianne Williamson) This is the second week of 100 Days for Mandalas. It is a time to be inspired to delve into the deep creativity that reveals the mystery of who we are and guides us on our life journey.
Sharing of inspiration and creativity is what this blog is all about. I am always so thrilled to share the creativity of others. My monthly mandala circle get togethers are always a delight and amazement when other mandala makers create works of depth and beauty. Here are the first mandala sharings of this new year.
Sharing Mandalas and creativity is always part of this blog. The Month for Mandalas that started on Sept. 22nd has officially ended, but still lives on with mandalas shared.
Remember you are a holder of the Light. There is a burning light inside of all of us. It shines from within to guide the light of life on this planet. That light connects us to Creator and creation.
A Month For Mandalas – Week 2 – Remembering the Truth of Your Soul. We all have truths of who we are, who our authentic self is, what gifts we bring to the world are, what passions feed our souls. These truths are always inside of us, at our deep true core. In the quiet, in the flow of creativity these truths whisper to us. Remember them for they are always there.
A Month For Mandalas is a time of creative inspiration and expression. This first session of a month long mandala making time, will begin at the time of transition when the balance of night and day is equal – Monday September 22nd.
Freedom is a word with many meanings, so many meanings. It has life and death meanings and consequences, and is something all humans strive for and deserve. Each person has their own striving, guided and pushed by that deep soul longing. 100 Days for Mandalas – FREEDOM
Mandalas – 100 Days for Mandalas, word prompt. The word HOME was the one that took me a long time to really examine what is “home” was, is and will be.
Home is a place inside our hearts where we are at home with ourselves. Where we feel safe, nurtured and centered. Let this word inspire your life and creativity.
The inspiration for this two week session is AWAKE. The words that came to mind for me with awake are – being present, alert, fully aware, alive, conscious, in the moment, enlightened, present.
This is the third week of the third session of 100 Days for Mandalas. The inspiration for this and the following week is PAUSE.
This is the second week of the third session of 100 Days for Mandalas. The inspiration for the first two weeks is the word REMEMBER. This beautiful mandala is a prayer to remember the gifts of life
This beautiful mandala by Corlita Bonnarens is the inspiration for this week’s mandala prompt. As we enter the middle of 100 Days for Mandalas (today is day 47), […]
The 137 foot long entrance dragon welcomes visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival. It is called Art by Day and Magic by Night. And it certainly is. I first […]
We experience life through our senses. We see, taste, smell, hear and feel through touch. Our imagination lets us experience through these senses. An image is what we see, but […]
The main reason for the recent road trip to New Mexico was to experience The Mandala Center in Des Moines, New Mexico. What would it be like stay in this beautiful retreat center dedicated to personal and spiritual growth? Would it be as wonderful as the website photos and descriptions? My friend Kelly […]
I meant to blog during my recent week long road trip through New Mexico, but the trip was so beautiful and powerful it kept me outside and within myself in a state of awe and enchantment.
Happy Holidays. The artist is Hawley Wright. The postcards are from the greeting card company I created called Wild Rice Cards, based in Minneapolis in the 1980s. The twelve days of Christmas start on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, depending. Whatever your celebration this time of year, have a wonderful holiday.
I visited Monet’s garden at Giverny in the fall. I also visited the large waterlily pond paintings in the Paris museum designed by Monet to display them. Seeing both was the most powerful art and garden experience I ever had.
I was away from this blog for a few weeks, too much to do. Two art shows (one I was in charge of and it poured rain all day), my garden on a garden tour, a mandala art workshop, garden designs and installs, and other commitments all added up to three weeks and weekends of […]
A few weeks ago I walked into a local St. Louis arts center and just about fell over when I turned the corner and saw one of the most beautiful and amazing art installations ever.
Even more amazing was that a few weeks before someone sent me an internet connection to photographs of this international […]
“When I touch a flower… I am touching infinity”, is the George Washington Carver quote in my garden. Seeing and touching the infinite in the mandala shape of a flower is what draws me to the garden.
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