To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

Mandalas

Lazy Art Days – Plaster, Paints & Wax

I’ve been busy having lazy art days.  These are days when I feel wrapped up in the present, in a flow of creativity that guides me along like a river. I call these days lazy in that I sometimes work all day in my pajamas, don’t answer the phone, leave the dishes and the rest […]

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 […]

Mandalas Inspired by Nature

I met Christine’s husband at Shaw Nature Reserve years ago.  We went to a ceremonial prairie planting with Native American drums that sang to the seeds as they drifted to the receiving earth. Christine and her family used to live inside this magical place, and now have a country home surrounded with native prairies and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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