On January 9th we had our annual, New Years Mandala Retreat Day, "Mandala as Visual Prayer". We gave it that title, because, the act of drawing a mandala, or for that matter doing any artmaking with intention, is a visual active dynamic prayer.
The workshop was absolutely wonderful, with a very, lovely group of 10 engaged participants, plus myself and Patricia Waters. We co-facilitate these mandala workshops four times a year, around the change of the seasons, and at the New Year.
The next day, however, I got hit with a pretty virulent cold virus. It totally laid me up, and I have been in dream time ever since. 10 days later, I am on prednisone and still not too well. I realized that I wasn't feeling good that day, because I didn't feel up to photographing the mandala's at the end.
So without further ado, here are all the photos I took that day. Unfortunately, my energy was very low at the end of the day, and I didn't photograph everyone's mandala drawings at the end of the workshop. I haven't added mine here, either, I will do that as it progresses on another post, as well as Patricia's completed one for the day.
I will be posting other completed mandala's as they are sent to me. Enjoy viewing them. More to come