I present my coloring/painting of this week’s Mandala of the Week: Beads (fromSunday’s MotD post). This ended up being a less controlled version of the original design. Painting this, I struggled to stay within the lines and yet this voice in my head kept telling me to “go loose” with it. Let ‘er rip! All of it reminding me that staying in the lines is always optional!
Now that it’s done it looks to me like prayer flags joyously flapping in the wind.
I used M. Graham and Golden Acrylics, iridescent pearl, iridescent gold, and black and white pens on Canson mixed media paper.
Inspiration for Today
“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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