Saturday, January 16, 2010

Working on my Mandala....

I have  slowly been working on the mandala that I started at our Intention Setting Mandala Day last Sunday.  I often work in bits and pieces, and the mandala process suits this way of creating very well.  I realized long ago that it can be hard for me to carve unlimited time for doing art, so by leaving my work out, I am able to  sit with it for 20 minutes or more at a time, and slowly allow my work to evolve.

The essence emerged at the workshop and I am always amazed at how a little bit of drawing over a consistent time period grows slowly, strongly and steadily.

This is where my mandala was on Sunday...I was placing my attention on balance, in many areas of my life, body, spirit, heart and mind.

I realized that I wanted this to use a rainbow palette and let each one of the colors blend into the other.

Letting a sense of loving acceptance surround my intentions and be what balances me as I move through my life in the coming year.

I love how each color changes the energy and brings more life and vibrancy to the image.

Letting the energy of compassion for self and others radiate out into the world.

This is as far as I have gotten today.  I look forward to finishing it soon.  With a series of hopefully big rain storms coming into northern California in the next  days, I will lose myself in drawing while it rains. I love to do art when its raining.   And the ongoing work on a mandala is one of the joys of life.
What a wonderful way to start the New Year.  MOre to come..


emergingcrone said...

After a mandala hiatus - I started up again with a few over the winter sun-stands-still-time and am just about to start back with my mandalas on black paper.

You are such an inspiratrice!

Caterina Martinico said...

I love being lost in the winter sun-stands still time as well.
By the way, Thanks for the word inspiratrice...hearing it is inspiring to me.

Enjoy your mandala making!

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Anonymous said...

Great work Caterina! I want to come play in encaustics too.

DKSmall said...

I love this ! Brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

Caterina Martinico said...

YOur welcome!