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The last three (small) mandalas (“Solar Flare”, “Cool Change” and “Bloomers”) have featured the same shape, an unfurling spiral, making me think of the expression, “Here’s the wind-up, here’s the pitch!”  This builds excitement in me for what is sure to reveal itself in the coming days.  “Bloomers” is very spring-like, and there is a lighthearted energy with it.  As titles for this mandala suggested themselves to me, I reviewed “Unfurling” and “Ready to Blossom”, before my final decision of “Bloomers” which delights me as I find a sense of humor returning.

The mandala begins with a tiny mandala, a central shape which is repeated again at the conclusion of the piece, suggesting the cyclical nature of existence.  Leaves sprout from the central shape and blue petals form a blossom.  Nine pink flowers (lotus?) rest in a cool blue background with the unfurling shapes behind them.  An eye forms the potential bud for a new blossom.

All the mandalas are journeys for me, the small ones (8″ x 8″) keep me creatively fluent between the larger projects.  I am encouraged by these recent pieces as I see signs of new, more joyful chapter in my life.  I am approaching the year anniversary of the loss of my Dad (March 7, 2014) and during the same year, I had to say goodbye to my sweet canine companion Miss Katie, and remove my paintings from no less than three galleries, who sadly closed their doors forever.  It has been a year of grief and growth, a cocoon year with much darkness.

Now the season is changing and I am encouraged.  I know there is considerably more to do as I continue to discover even deeper wounds that reveal themselves in order to be accepted and healed.  Fortunately, the grief journey has brought me new compassion, new tools and I begin to feel more resilient.  As always I am grateful for the gift of the mandalas and the comfort and guidance they offer.

Filed under: Healing Art, Mandalas

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Current -"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration", said Nikola Tesla. I am exploring this and employing it at the same time through art (painting with color frequency) and sound healing (I'm a certified Biofield Tuner). Combining the elements of sound and color have dramatically shifted life for the better, even during 2020. Past - Born in the desert, grew up painting even through education and career. Quit to pursue painting full time 30 years ago. Got married and divorced, single parented two boys and now delight in my grandbabies. Future - refining the frequency practices, innovating and creating, living more fully, sharing what I've learned to empower you in doing the same! " When the tide rises, it lifts all boats" John F. Kennedy

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