To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul


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.

Flower Love – Pink & Yellow Petals

It is winter and I need to find Flower Love somewhere.  Flower Love is when your heart opens and you feel faint simply from seeing something so beautiful that you surrender into a state of awe.  During all but four months of the year, I simply step into my garden for this experience.  But in […]

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 […]

Winter Reminds Me of White – Sissinghurst Garden Inspiration

The white garden at Sissinghurst Castle is in the most visited garden in England.Created by writer, gardener and lover of Virginia Wolff, Vita Sackville-West and her husband designed garden “rooms” in the ruins of their home at Sissinghurst Castle. The white garden is perhaps the most famous garden room with its all white blooms and […]

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 […]

Twelve Days of Christmas

Happy Holidays. The artist is Hawley Wright.  The postcards are from the greeting card company I created called Wild Rice Cards, based in Minneapolis in the 1980s.  The twelve days of Christmas start on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, depending. Whatever your celebration this time of year, have a wonderful holiday.  

The Joy of Snail Mail – Handmade Envelopes

Personal snail mail is a joy to send and receive, especially if there is a colorful handmade envelope made from paper that would normally be thrown in the recycling bin.  This week I got to make envelopes for thank you notes for my very special book group friends.  We exchanged gifts last weekend.  On Monday […]

Ginger Bear Cookies

Each holiday season I make these cookies from a recipe I created that was part of a greeting card illustrated by my friend Hawley Wright. 

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