My painting progress for today:
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1 – prep paper & draw circle
2 – doodle out mandala design
3 – start with yellow
4 – then red
FCG: 5 – then blue
6 – then yellow, red, blue in the remaining non-doodle sections
FCG: 7 – add varying shades of yellow green, green, and blue green
8 – add varying shades of magenta, purple, and blue violet
9 – add another set of varying shades of yellow green, green, and blue green
10 – add varying shades of yellow orange, orange, and purples
11 – add shades of metallic gold to heart
12 – close up view of gold heart
13 – light blue metallic for the background
14 – black outline the main non-doodle areas, add white highlights
For the last couple of days I kept hearing the phrase “Find Common Ground” and at the same time the visual idea for this mandala appeared in my head. Today, the day before we in the U.S. experience a total eclipse that crosses our country from coast to coast, it seemed like a perfect day to bring this energy into form.
I love how it worked out to be the primary colors in the “non-doodle” areas, and the doodle areas were varying shades related to the primary colors next to them. I especially loved how the sun made it’s presence know in the last image. I’ll take that as a sign of approval. 🙂
Regardless of whether you’re in the path of totally or someplace else on the planet, now more than ever it’s time for all of us to find common ground, to rise above the powers that be that want or need us to remain divided. I find that humor and creative activities work wonders for unifying the masses.
Stories are the common ground that allow people to connect, despite all our defenses and all our differences. ~Kate Forsyth
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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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