I took a few days off from painting the “Bangles” mandala. Partly it was a timing issue and partly/mostly I was intimidated with painting the orange frames. I actually started them on day 55 and stopped half way through painting the first orange frame.
The left and bottom sides looked completely different from the top and right sides style-wise. It looked as if two different people painted it. It freaked me out because I felt that I was clueless as to what I am doing.
Today I took the advice from a title of one of my favorite books: “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway.” After a few tries at it I all started to fall into place.
In this photo you can see the two orange frames I painted on the left and parts of the two frames yet to be painted on the right. This gives you a good idea of the fine tuning that was done today.
Here’s the full view photo. Tomorrow I continue with the orange frames.
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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