Sunday morning and it's cold and grey. Not raining, which is a bit of a surprise, considering how wet it's been lately. But it sort of suits my mood - I'm feeling a little down and grey. Nothing particular, probably just a remnant of the disturbing and powerful dreams from last night and previous nights. I'll get over it as soon as I get outside with my camera. It's just a momentary sadness and a letting go, I guess. I'm looking forward to walking it off!
I celebrated a friends birthday yesterday and as my gift to her, I photographed her birthday party. It was a lovely day, filled with beautiful energy and fabulous food. I met some lovely people and for the first time in a very, very long time, I didn't feel the need to run away. More importantly, I didn't feel alone in the crowd. It was a beautiful day for a very beautiful soul and on looking over the photos this morning, I count myself fortunate to have such beautiful friends in my life:) I'm looking forward to putting them all on a disk for her - after I've edited and played of course:)
I started a new black and white line drawing mandala. I'm well on the way to completing the goal of twelve of these mandalas, which will be available under a creative commons license for download and sharing. It is very important for me to give back to the world and these line drawing base mandalas are my gift back. They can be used as the basis for much more or can simply be coloured in according to how you are feeling. A lot of the mandalas I create are used in trauma therapy and recovery and it is great to know that I can provide a set for free use. Just remember, if you use any of the black and whites (there will be a page on my website soon with the freebies on it) to credit my name if the image is online:)
Over the next few weeks, I'll be introducing some sort of structure to my facebook page.
Sundays will be my main blogging day as I keep myself in tune with my writing and keep everyone up to date with my life and my art (if you want to read about it of course lol).
Mondays will feature a card from the Mandala Meditations Guidance cards for the week ahead.
Tuesdays I intend to set aside for competitions and giveaways!
Wednesdays could be about work in progress - watching a mandala being drawn from start to finish may help those of you who want to learn but can't get to my classes.
Thursdays will be linking to a new page here featuring artwork for sale - coming up soon there will be a big sale of work and I will be putting up some of the original mandalas from the Guidance Cards!
Fridays I am devoting to linking and sharing some of my amazing friends and their websites and facebook pages... Oh and reposting very funny pics and beautiful soulful photographs and messages:)
Saturdays I'm going garage saleing so won't be around:)
That's the plan anyway, but as we all know, plans have a tendency to go astray:) I will see what evolves. Please come visit me:)
Nothing earth shattering to write about in this blog, for which I am VERY grateful. It's nice to sit back and breathe again and be at peace with the world and all that's in it.