To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

Healing Art

Mandalas for a New Mexico Heart Journey Road Trip

ROAD TRIP – I am soon off to New Mexico for a Heart Journey Road Trip with a dear friend.  It is a heart journey in more ways than one.  It’s off to cities, high deserts and mountain lands.  Santa Fe, The Mandala Center in Des Moines, Taos and Abiquiu here we come. MATTERS OF […]

Flowers for Alesondra

Today I am very sad, as I have been since Monday when I learned that my cousin’s daughter had suddenly lost her life. Alesondra was a beautiful young woman who touched many lives and is one of the threads in the cloth of a close-knit family that reaches far and wide. A friend of mine once […]

Art Kits – For Travel and Unexpected Journeys

My security blanket for travel is the bag of art supplies I take along to not only work with, but to give me comfort.  Inside are papers, markers, colored pencils, writing pens, watercolors and a small chinese brush. If for some reason when I travel, if I can’t take art supplies with me so I […]

Mandala Mosiacs- A Holy Beauty

Some days I need the beauty and quiet of holy places.  One of the places that calms my soul is the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica. The air is rich with the light of the magnificent mosaics.  I look for the mandala patterns.

Slow Art Day – A Valentine for Art

Slow Art Day officially takes place this year on April 28th.  But perhaps it should be held on Valentine’s Day each year, because Slow Art is really about loving art in a way we often share with loved ones. Spending slow time gazing into a loved one’s face,  seeing all the detail and finding surprises […]

Moon Mandalas for a New & Waxing Moon

Monday was the new moon.  A new moon is the time to plant intentions and wishes.  Like seeds in the ground, or babies in the womb, they germinate and grow during this time of darkness. My monthly mandala making get together took place on Sunday, the eve before the new moon.  I lead a guided […]

Mandalas Ring in the New Year

Mandalas are circular images that bring us to our center and open our awareness to the cycles and wholeness of life. The round mandala shape seen in nature, from the smallest cell to the eternal cosmos is all around us.  Let these mandala images from the wonderful artists who have opened up and shared their […]

Matters of the Heart, Art & Mandala Healing

I was away from this blog for a few weeks, too much to do.  Two art shows (one I was in charge of and it poured rain all day), my garden on a garden tour, a mandala art workshop, garden designs and installs, and other commitments all added up to three weeks and weekends of […]

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 […]

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