This is my latest mandala creation, using both compass and free form, expanding into something colorful for the Spring Equinox… I did not make a final circle around this one, but simply left it unconfined, leaving little openings for emergence and expansion – like Spring! I will admit I am more of a monochromatic type person – liking to use different shades and gradients of the same color. But hey, one needs to expand their horizons right! :) I am experimenting with color and light, and some new techniques - feeling a bit stuck in the design process; probably due to a lack of imagination. :) I feel like I have reached a "dead end" of sorts already, although I’m just beginning, not knowing where to go next, needing a cartographer/teacher to help fill in the gaps of my unknowing. So I am attempting to learn from the many masters of mandalas by osmosis. :)
Speaking of which, there is a wonderful website page of *beautifully* designed luminous mandalas by Prema. Her work is a wonderful inspiration. Another luminous mandala master is Judith Cornell – now deceased – relating mandalas to our spiritual path of awakening. Her book, Mandala, arrived Monday – loaded with luminous mandalas. I need to spend some time reading, and experimenting!
Through this creative experience so far I am reminded that life, art, and the “spiritual path” are an ever unfolding awareness and expression of our Infinite Being within, only needing our willingness to be open - without preconception of where it “should” lead, or what it “should” look like. That’s a hard one! I have all kinds of ideas and images of what life and “the path” – and my art is *supposed* to look like, and of course it doesn’t always turn out the way I had in mind. :) It’s more like the cycles of nature, we continuously rebirth a new consciousness, a new way of being, seeing, and creating - awakening to the Life *in* everything; allowing that bud of Light within to blossom and express its Aliveness…
”Now is the time
for you to compute the impossibility
that there is anything but Grace.
Now is the season to know
Other luminous masters of mandalas :)
Stacy Wills – A Magic Mom and Her Mandalas