To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

Ready for Kanuga

Mandalas, Labyrinths, Sacred Spaces  labyrinth-seed-pattern-classic-mandala-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogMandala Classic Labyrinth Seed Pattern – Basis for Labyrinth Shape below


I leave in less than a week for Kanuga near Asheville, North Carolina to teach a week-long course titled “Entering the Sacred Through Images, Words, Nature & Gardens”.

My workshop is part of the Faith, Art and Creative Expression Conference.
All the participants will be embraced and nurtured within the 1400 acre Episcopal retreat center that has been described as a “thin place”. To me that means Sacred and Holy.


To say I am excited is an understatement. That excitement runs perhaps deeper than it ever has for sharing my passions for mandalas and nature.


I’ve taught “Morning Mandalas, Meditation and Journaling” workshops for ten years. I’ve taught “Creating a Garden for the Soul” workshops for more than ten years, but never have I taught them together. There are many concepts we will be exploring and experiencing.


I have spent weeks and weeks preparing, not coming up with new ideas, but going back to some of my original thoughts and inspirations about these very subjects. I revisited a book I had started over ten years ago titled “Creating a Garden For the Soul”. I reread books about labyrinths and remembered creating one in California at a Sacred Space course.

I’ve rediscovered the seed patterns of labyrinth making and created mandalas to deepen those connections. And I found a new seed pattern I want to share.

labyrinth-seed-pattern-spiral-center-blog-creativity-for-the-soulSeed Pattern for Labyrinth with Spiral Center – Labyrinth Below




I feel the love of the creative souls of my Mother and Aunts who have passed on, but whose creative energy lives on and warms my heart.  Their love of using their hands to create beauty and joy is part of their legacy to me.


dress-sewn-by-mother-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blog  Dress Sewn by My Mother for Me

fairy-house-aunt-lonna-blog-creativity-for-the-soulFairy House Created by My Aunt Lonna


I wanted to take at least 50 books with me, but am only taking these and a few others.


My dear friend Kelly Larson of Spirited Hands Art is coming with me. It will be a journey and adventure that I can’t wait to experience and share with others.

kanuga-historic-cottagesWe get to stay in one of the cottages

kanuga-st-francis-chapel-blogIn the woods is the St. Francis Chapel.

Kanuga-lake-blogKanuga Lake will be explored.

kanuga-labyrinth-blogThe Kanuga Labyrinth, a replica of the Chartes Cathedral Labyrinth. I plan on walking it many times.


kanuga-rocking-chair-porchOne of the rocking chair porches.

There will be more to share from this adventure.


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