It is official...Spring is Here!
For those of us living here in the Northern Hemisphere spring is finally here! And for those of us in New England, well it was the hardest winter hitting record snowfalls and we are so ready for spring. I realize our community is global and our friends in the Southern Hemisphere are starting autumn. Today's theme comes from some of the participants in the 100 Mandalas Sharing Circle. I'm out straight working on my Dream Project (I made reference to it in last week's post) and I appreciated the enthusiasm of some of the members in the group who suggested the spring theme. Great idea!
My original plan was to publish the Celtic Community Mandala Project but I haven't had time to assemble it. It may take me a few weeks or even (I hate to say this) a month or more. I'll keep you posted. I don't want to rush it as the artwork that was submitted was so gorgeous that I want to do it justice. It will be worth the wait. I promise!
If you are looking for a mandala theme, why not join us in celebrating Spring!
7th "Crown" Chakra Finger Labyrinth
Pictured above is my husband's latest wooden finger labyrinth design. We are so lucky that each labyrinth has found a wonderful home. Pictured above is the laybrinth that traveled to Arkansas. Doesn't it look wonderful sitting on top of the book case? We are over the moon when we hear from our customers and friends! Thank you Alison for this photo.
This finger labyrinth is painted in the colors of the 7th "Crown" Chakra. The gift of this chakra is experiencing unity and the selfless realization that everything is connected at a fundamental level.
Some affirmations that go with this chakra:
I trust my intuition.
I am open to divine wisdom.
My life moves with grace.
I am at peace.
Learn more about the 7th "Crown" Chakra from www.chakra-anatomy.com.
Want one? These labyrinths are available for sale on our Etsy shop. They are made to order with lots of love and positive intentions. CLICK HERE
Each week we feature a member from our 100 Mandalas Community. Looking at this photo, I'm ready to pull out my sidewalk chalk! Amy Reid-Fratto from Massachusetts, USA posted this photo of her daughter creating sidewalk chalk mandalas. What a cool mom.
About the 100 Mandalas Challenge
If you are just discovering the 100 Mandalas Challenge, welcome! The challenge is to create 100 mandalas in 100 days (those don't have to be consecutive days). Learn more about the challenge at 100mandalas.org.
Each week (either on Sunday or Monday) a new theme and/or art technique will be shared. Think of these as a weekly vitamin, a dose of inspiration to get your creativity fired up. You may like what you see and want to try it out, or you may be groovin' with a particular medium and want to go deeper with it. We love exploring and diving deep and encourage you to follow what interests you.
So you don't forget to take your vitamin, sign up to receive Kathryn's e-mail newsletter. You'll get a weekly update with a link to the current theme.
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Thank you again for being a supportive and creative community. I feel so lucky to have instigated this adventure!
Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva and Creative Dabbler
Kathryn Costa, New Hampshire, USA
I started the 100 Mandalas Challenge to explore the creative possibilities within a circle and discovered so much more: creating mandalas is a powerful tool for relaxing, healing, and cultivating joy. When I'm not creating mandalas, I enjoy collage and art journaling, photography, and Ikebana (Japanese Flower arranging). I live in New England with my Brazilian husband, Fernando. www.truenortharts.com