To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

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Welcome to my blog. My work and life are my play and passion. It is a crazy quilt of creativity for the soul that is meant to inspire, transform and heal through gardens, art and work with the sacred. I work and play in gardens, garden design, garden writing, mandala art, art journaling, photography, classes and workshops, pottery, meditation, meditation teaching, sustainability and sacred space. I share my life with my husband, sons, daughters-in-law, friends, clients and students.

The Wonder of Mandala Workshops & Fall

WORKSHOP WONDERS It’s been  over two years since my last in-person Mandalas, Meditation & Journaling workshop. Fortunately a small group of us were able to gather in-person in late October in my home studio. We shared the day creating mandalas, journaling and listening to guided meditations. Mandala by me created during workshop I am both […]

A Prairie Bouquet Inspires Mandalas & More

A Prairie Bouquet Inspires Mandalas & More A freshly picked bouquet of native prairie flowers picked by Christine was the inspiration for mandalas and other art created during a recent mandala circle. Prairie Bouquet from Christine’s Native Prairie Gardens The flowers were Golden aster (Heterotheca villosa), downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta) obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana), wild […]

Mandala Sharing – Words, Color & Nature Inspirations

Mandala Sharing – Words, Color & Nature Inspirations A recent Mandala Circle started with a check-in of friends. The mandala gatherings were few and far between due to Covid. We gathered and spoke about our months apart. I then lead a guided meditation and we made art in the music filled quiet room with silent […]

Summer-Time of Mandalas & Flowers-Shared & Grown

Nature’s Mandala Season Flowers have the power to open hearts when they are looked at closely.  Most flower shapes are mandalas created by nature. The circular forms, whether the petals form an enclosed circle or a circle surrounding more open petals, all speak to the complete infinite shape. Summer is the time of year when […]

Art Inspired by Sparkling

Inspired by Sparkling      As I listened to a friend’s Podcast (Earthworms with Jean Ponzi) I was enchanted by Becky Brittain’s story of her “Art of Sparkling”, a way of opening heart and sending love out to all creatures and creation.         Becky’s book titled “The Art of Sparkling – Share […]

Finding Footing – Re Entry into a Changed World

Re Entry into a Changed World How to navigate re-entry into a different world that heads towards a hopefully post Covid era?  It feels like the unbalanced feeling after being spun around and around and around, feet shifting from one spot to another trying to find sure footing and balance as your head still spins. […]

A New Leaf & Becoming

A New Leaf Today is the first day of Spring 2021. So much has happened since last spring. Our world is changing, “turning over new leaves”. New leadership bringing welcomed changes, new healings with vaccines, new light as spring begins. But there is still much darkness with 2.8 million Covid deaths, new Covid strains, inequality, […]

Creativity Journey #5  – Becoming One With Nature & Creative Flow

Creativity Journey #5  – Becoming One With Nature & Creative Flow This creativity journey – Becoming One With Nature & Creative Flow – explores ways to awaken to our oneness with nature and creative flow through writing, mandalas and expressive drawing.     This Creativity Journey blog post (like the others)  is organized into five […]

Creativity Journey #4 – Harvest Moon Mandalas

Creativity Journey – Harvest Moon Mandalas This journey shares mandalas inspired by today’s full moon, the harvest moon.  It also shares mandalas that honor nature and our connections to the beauty and bounty of our Mother Earth. HARVEST MOON AND AUTUMN This time of the year is a time of beauty, abundance, celebration and gratitude. […]

Creativity Journey #3 – Dance Along the Edge – Contour Drawing

Creativity Journey #3 Dancing on the Edges  – Contour Drawing This Creativity Journey is about seeing and forming a new language that speaks of the connection between the seer and the seen. This language is spoken and read in the marks made on paper. This language is drawing. Drawing in a way that reveals the […]

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