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-laws, grandchildren, friends, clients and students.

A Time of Inner Light – Mandalas & More

A Time of Inner Light – Mandalas & More  A Different Time of A New Year The circle of time really has no ending or beginning, but the rhythm of light and dark brings a sense of beginnings and endings to each year. These beginnings and endings differ in various traditions. One tradition has the […]

Shared Creativity – Nature Inspired, Secrets, Big & Small

Shared Creativity – Nature Inspired, Secrets, Big & Small FLOW During our Mandala & Creativity Circles everyone spontaneously creates whatever flows through heart, mind and hands. The joyous flow state emerges as each person is absorbed in their creating, unaware of what others are bringing to life. My leaf painting inspired by fall colors and […]

Equinox Labyrinth & Creativity

Equinox Labyrinth & Creativity A new labyrinth within a woodland park was a magical setting for the Fall Equinox on Sept. 23rd. Field Trip The monthly Mandala & Creativity Circle, usually held in my home art space, went on a field trip to experience creativity and the centering energy of a labyrinth and nature. After […]

Full House Creativity

Full House Creativity   Christine T – Fantasy Flower Mandala with Inks, Watercolors & Pen It was a full house in my art studio for the monthly Mandalas & Creativity Circle. There were eight of us. As always, the creativity that was expressed was unique, powerful and deep. All the art shown here was created […]

Fantasy Flowers Workshop, Mandalas & Creativity

Creative Play Time We had creative play time from 10 am to 8 pm during the Fantasy Flower workshop recently. Four of us shared a sweet sacred time of bringing our own fantasy flowers into being. A week later more flowers, mandalas and creative marks were made during the 3+ hours of our monthly Mandala […]

Joy of Color & Creativity – At Home & Away

Joy of Color & Creativity – At Home & Away “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment” – Claude Monet.  Color is a constant joy, sometime obsession and seldom torment in my life, but I know how Monet felt this way. Color is my joy and obsession both at home and when away. At […]

The Beauty & Mystery of Creativity

The Beauty & Mystery of Creativity “Through…the Sacred Shroud… we can finally turn towards ourselves”   This beautiful quote about the creative process sang to me when I saw it.  It perfectly captures the experience each of us has when we gather for our Mandala & Creativity Circles. Mandala & Creativity Circles We gather, settle […]

A Rainbow of Flowers & Creativity for May

A Rainbow of Flowers & Creativity for May Our last Mandala & Creativity Circle was in April, but what came out of that night sings into May and its beauty. Flowers and the greening of earth were the central theme. This energy pierced our hearts. We felt Mother Earth bursting into spring beauty.  A rainbow […]

Spring, Sun, Seeds, Rebirth, Flowers

Spring, Sun, Seeds, Rebirth, Flowers Spring Rebirth by Linda M. A celebration of spring emerged from our creative imaginations and the play of paper, watercolors, ink and other art materials during our last Mandala & Creativity Circle.   Ann B’s emerging sun with colors of spring’s greening, blue sky and blue waters The marks we […]

Flowers Emerge from Soil and Paintbrushes

Divine Greening of Spring The greening of earth is upon us as flowers emerge and spring arrives.  The word “Viriditas” was Hildegard Von Bingen’s word for the divine greening of life. Although not officially spring yet, daffodils, hellebores, crocus, snowdrops and more are brightening our landscapes and hearts.       Flowers blooming now, from […]

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