Recently I became interested in the mandala as a way to express my individual interests and needs at the moment. I seem to be in need of peace and strength, so this particular mandala is geared to that.
I am developing a class on creating your own mandala that I will teach here locally. As an artist, the first step in creating a new class is to create myself, and that is what I have done! For ME the experience of creating this painting was the goal that led to my peaceful experience. What many call meditation, I call prayer, but the act of creating this piece helped me to focus on what things give me the peace I seek now in my life.
As you will notice, within the circle is my strongest motivator which is Christ. Being a christian, Jesus offers me the strength and peace I seek in my life. Keeping my eyes focused on Him is the cornerstone of my life. My artistic talent is a gift from God, and it is in the process of creating things that mean something to me that gives me daily joy and peace through my creation process. I love to gaze at clouds; to see pictures within them, and as many of you know, trees are a special love of mine. The colors blue and green are also a peaceful experience for me...the sky, the earth...I love them both. So, in a simple sense, this is my visual of what brings me peace and strength.
So, a class is forming so others can create their own specific mandalas for their own personal end result. I love the creative process, so this should be FUN!
I've recently come back from visiting my special little family that I love so much in Nebraska. My beautiful daughter; who is about 5 months along...well, nearly 6...with a precious little girl. My wonderful son in law is always so gracious to allow me to come and be with them, and of course, my adorable little 3 year old Paxton! It was a great time to be with them and my extended family and co grandparents. My co grandma and friend Diana and I painted stripes on the kids rooms
...it was FUN! I miss them already, but will be out there again when my little granddaughter arrives! My camera didn't cooperate with me very well this time...so not many photos, but a couple that warmed my heart!
as always...HAPPY CREATING!