Here in Northern California, the changing of the seasons are subtle, on the surface it still feels like summer, yet in my body and my psyche, I can still feel the turning of the wheel of the seasons and the inevitable turn towards the dark. Autumn exposes itself daily, in the vibrant colors of the leaves, the changing of the sunlight as it moves lower and cooler towards the horizon, and the bold orange autumn moon, rises over the valley of the moon.
Since I am so process oriented, I decided to share the process of the drawing of a mandala, that speaks strongly of the moon and the changing of the seasons. This Full Moon Mandala, was created in honor of the winter solstice. As the seasons, glide effortlessly one into the other, I continue to be drawn to this piece.
I usually photograph as I am drawing, every step of the process, sometimes obsessively. Here is my creative journey for this mandala.
Matted prints of this mandala are available for sale on my etsy store