Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Solstice Mandala Drawing Day...

I am so remiss in posting this, but better late then never. 
Here are photos from the most recent Illuminated Mandala class that I led.

Our focus was on acknowledging  the Summer Solstice thru creating mandalas that reflect the four elements.
We always begin with blessing our materials...setting intention for the season.
Creating scale of light drawings using, white prismacolor pencils on black paper.  Allow the light of spirit and illuminated vision to emerge from the creative ground of the paper.

Everyone always takes off through Intention and syncronicity, creating exactly a perfect mirror for the moment in their mandalas.  Our focus is a jumping off point,

By the afternoon, color begins to emerge....growing out of the light while being illuminated by it.

Slowly but surely the mandalas come into their own....
I always feel so honored to witness the creation of these mandalas.

Expressing beauty, uniqueness and a personal vision, while acting as a map for inner balance .

This final mandala is the one I created that day, that I recently completed.  
May you have a summer filled with expansive joy, and the grounded balance of being with and 
present to the earth.


Shelley Whiting said...

Very beautiful work. They look mystical and enchanting.

Caterina Martinico said...

Thank you Shelly, yes they are mystical feeling. With a sense of enchantment. This is such a wonderful drawing process. Very calming, healing and transformative. Best to you. Thank you for commenting. Caterina

Nelly O'Neil said...

We here are also happy witnesses of the creation of miracle beneath your hand! The ideas are strikingly good! We enjoy watching it!

Caterina Martinico said...

Thank you so much for responding Nelly. I have been very very lax on this blog this past year. I hope to pick it back up soon. I have soo much to share. Thanks for your comments.