Art Every Day Month (AEDM2013)
National Photo Posting Month (NaPhoPoMo)
National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo)
My idea to do small mandalas came from several sources of inspiration. First, my dear friend Muthoni Kiarie told me about a guy who was writing this blog where he shares something everyday that he is grateful for as a way to overcome depression in his recent years. I loved that kind of openness and willingness to share with the world. Then, I remembered my creative cohort Amy Egenberger had completed a prayer journal where she created "mandalitas" -- tiny mandalas each day as visual representations of her prayers. I LOVED the sacred element of this practice. You can see some of her mandalitas here. Then finally, I thought about my AEDM 2012 book of zendoodles and poems and thought I could springboard from that. There you have it, my three sources of inspiration.
So above is my first mandala for the month. And below I've posted some step-by-steps that I took as I was creating.
NaPhoPoMo Picture 1
Won't you join in the fun? See you there.