Mandalas are a great tool for meditation and self-awareness because of the repetitive nature of the design. Many cultures around the world use mandalas in their spiritual practices. Drawing and coloring a mandala can be a highly enriching experience in which you look inside yourself to find that which represents anything from your current state of mind, your deepest desired wish for yourself to a loved one, or even humanity.
In this class, you will design your own mandala; you will have the freedom to choose whatever shapes and colors speak to you to express your sense of self, your reality. Your mandala is YOURS, no one else’s. You have the freedom to use your creativity to draw a mandala that is uniquely you.
Inspire Tags were originally created by Lisa Kindle for the purpose of creating community and encouragement. When Art Soul Living was founded, the Inspire Tags were her inspiration and her mission to inspire the art within others. The Inspire Tag is something anyone can do. They are made to be a gift to yourself and others – intended to encourage, uplift, inspire and empower. Think positive affirmations!
Consider your time in class as a time to reflect and create something you feel inspired to make.
Lisa believes that art-making has many positive side-effects, including increased self-esteem, the nurturing of friendships, and connection with family and friends. It can stimulate the brain, communication, and memories along with many other psychological and health benefits.
During this busy time of year, a tag could be made for the holidays as a gift or to put onto a present for someone special. Lisa recommends the MAKE ONE – GIVE ONE approach!