‘In Union’ Mandala Painting

I created this painting as a wedding gift. While meditating on the couple’s wedding day and their upcoming marriage this design came to me. After drawing it, I traced it onto a 12″ x 12″ x 2″ panel board. These slides show the progression from beginning to end, including the leather frame my husband carved and attached around the outside edges of the panel.

About halfway through painting it, I kept hearing the same words over and over again in my head and realized that they go with this mandala: love, honor, trust, joy, and kindness. I also realized that the words needed to be included in the painting. During their wedding ceremony last week, the officiate of the ceremony talked about seeds of a marriage: loving kindness, compassion, joy and freedom. I sense that the words of this mandala also act as seeds for a successful relationship, whether it be a marriage, partnership, friendship, and probably more importantly our relationship with ourselves.

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joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady

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