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.

Monet’s Garden & Art Magic

I visited Monet’s garden at Giverny in the fall.  I also visited the large waterlily pond paintings in the Paris museum designed by Monet to display them.  Seeing both was the most powerful art and garden experience I ever had.

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 […]

Gardens of Remembrance for 9/11

Art Hill in St. Louis holds many memories for most of the region’s citizens.  The sloping six acres of graceful lawn ends at the bottom of the hill where it meets the formal fountains of the grand basin at the foot of the St. Louis Art Museum.  It is the perfect spot for a picnic […]

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 […]

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