Our painting progress for today:
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1 – clean “slate” (before)
2 – chalk outline outer gear
3 – start laying down primer
4 – continue laying down primer
5 – primer done
6 – chalk/pencil design onto primed surface
7 – add black paint outline of design elements
The Eclipse: 8 – completed outline
9 – paint blue and yellow sections
10 – start the orange section
11 – finishing up orange sections and shadows
12 – adding green
13 – finished green and green shadows – all done!
It took all of 9 hours and over 30 community volunteers to paint this 50′ diameter mandala entitled: The Eclipse Rides Through Corvallis. The Corvallis Bike Collective asked me to create a design for the upcoming Open Streets event on August 20 (the day before we experience a full total eclipse).
This mandala includes the reference to the eclipse in the center with two styles of bike gear wheels forming concentric circles around it.
It was truly amazing to be part of this fantastic community as we progressed through this colossal painting with temperatures rising up into the 90’s by mid day. Everyone helped each other and gave it their best. I would gladly do another one … in a heartbeat!
About the Mandalas of the Day:
I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.
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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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