November 04, 2015

Is you is or Is you ain't?

In 2007 someone from the MetaCreative Magazine staff contacted me through my Myspace page. I had posted a couple of mandalas that I created on the pages and they wanted to post a couple of them in their magazine.

I almost fell to the floor. the request was completely unexpected but very, very welcome. It's strange being an artist. You paint, draw, create but somehow feel a bit shaky and unsure when actually verbalizing, "I am an artist!"  Thoughts fly through your mind like, "what if they discover I'm not an artist, I just like to sculpt and paint?"

I was approached today by someone who saw the link  to MetaCreative (pages 17 & 18) on my Google+ profile and asked me to create a mandala for their daughter for her birthday. Thank goodness the request came in email because my hesitation would have embarrassed us both.

What if I can't make another one? What if she doesn't like it?

Is this crazy?

I visited my Mandalas blog, which I haven't posted on in years, yes, shamefully, years. As I read the comments and saw the mandalas, I realized how much I missed creating them and meditating with them. With my studio being otherwise occupied by grandson and his family, I haven't sculpted in close to a year. The most creative I get lately is making excuses why I can't go for a walk on the River Trail.

My to-do list for the day. Head to Michael's, purchase high quality watercolor paper and  a stash of Pigma Micron pens. When I get home I search out my watercolor pencils and pastels and do some coloring.

What the hell! It was always my favorite subject at school and coloring is good for the soul!


http://mandalasoulportraits.blogspot.com/















p.s. What happens to our old Myspace pages when you can't get back in to them and how to get back in touch with the wonderful friends I made?

6 comments:

  1. That's wonderful! Perhaps the universe is sending you a message that it's time to focus on mandalas once more.

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    1. I agree. I got the message, loud and clear.

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  2. Excellent post. I've recently discovered adult coloring books and love them. I've also bought some Zentangle books but haven't done anything yet.

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    1. Coloring is really relaxing. I have a mandala coloring book and sometimes play with it, but not enough.

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  3. Oh wow. I think you should definitely create Mandalas. I had no idea what it was, but your link helped me out, thank you. Your colours.... vibrant.... draws the eye in *smiles*

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you liked the site.

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