To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

Art

Organizing Marketing for Creatives

On Thursday my class Marketing for Creatives takes place at Niche in downtown St. Louis, from 7 – 9 pm.  I have to organize before I organize my thoughts and get into the flow of putting the class together. Some people think that organizing and straightening up before settling down to get work done is […]

Tibetan Monks Mandala, Non Ending

Last Weekend was the ending and non ending of the Sand Mandala for Peace created by the eight Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in downtown St. Louis.   The Mandala took five days to complete. The intricate and beautiful circular shape was build grain of sand upon grain of sand.  It was swept up in […]

Tibetan Monks Mandala-Days 2 & 3

The Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery continue to create the sand Mandala for Peace in downtown St. Louis at  Macrosun.  The beauty of the mandala emerges as the Monks carefully place individual grains of colored sand into the design.  A special metal tool called a chakpur has a small opening at the narrow […]

Tibetan Monks Mandala – Day One

St. Louis is being blessed with a sand mandala for peace created over five days by Tibetan Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in Southern India.  I attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday, the 24th.  It began at noon and continued for over an hour.  The eight monks created a blessing ceremony of chants […]

Send My Roots Rain, Mandalas & Art Journaling

One of my mandala students and a friend, brings the most wonderful short quotes to our monthly Mandala Making get togethers.  One day she wrote “Send My Roots Rain” in her art making. This quote has sustained me as a prayer, as I am sure the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins felt when he wrote this […]

Artist Creates Light, With Thread

A few weeks ago I walked into a local St. Louis arts center and just about fell over when I turned the corner and saw one of the most beautiful and amazing art installations ever. Even more amazing was that a few weeks before someone sent me an internet connection to photographs of this international […]

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