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.

The Center of the Road Trip – Mandala Heaven

The main reason for the recent road trip to New Mexico was to experience The Mandala Center in Des Moines, New Mexico. What would it be like stay in this beautiful retreat center dedicated to personal and spiritual growth? Would it be as wonderful as the website photos and descriptions? My friend Kelly Larson and […]

Road Trip- For Art, Heart & Mandalas – Part One

I meant to blog during my recent week long road trip through New Mexico, but the trip was so beautiful and powerful it kept me outside and within myself in a state of awe and enchantment. It began on the road from Albuquerque to Santa Fe where the most time was spent on Canyon Road, […]

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 […]

Nature’s Abstract Inspirations in Stone

A recent visit to my son and future daughter-in-law’s new home in California included a trip to Bean Hollow Beach. Bean Hollow Beach is a California State Beach on the Pacific, south of Pescadero. It is known for its unusual rock formations called Tafoni.

Yellow Willow Spring

My dog and I go for walks in a nearby park. There are tens of thousands of trees in Forest Park, but there is only one that is my favorite.  It calls to me from across the water as we cross the bridge to get nearer.  I imagine the essence of a golden goddess with […]

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 […]

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