Mandala Magic

Dear Blog,

A few weeks ago I signed up for a 5 day online course called Mandala Magic provided by an artist named Julie Gibbons.

It started on November 7 and the timing could not have been better, dear Blog.

Last night I started creating my first lotus mandala and decided to feature the Buddhist goddess of compassion in the centre, as Tara (aka Kwan Yin and a bunch of other names) is often depicted sitting upon a lotus. I don’t pretend to know a whole lot about Eastern religions and their pantheons of gods and goddesses, but ever since I first learned of Tara a number of years ago, I have been drawn (no pun intended) to the idea of her.

So last night as I fretted over the USA and the general direction the world seems to be taking, I made a choice to NOT listen, watch or surf election coverage and turn to my pencils instead.

Work in progress
Work in progress

I found it very calming and meditative to work on this last night, dear Blog.

I suppose you have already guessed, old chum, that the new few years should be good for my art practice. 😉

Rock on,

The WB

 

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