Sunday, 10 August 2014

August Notes

Mandala - Art Therapy Course Day One


I've begun my Transpersonal Art Therapy Course and I'm loving it!  This Mandala was laid out at the centre of the classroom to greet us on our first day!  Beautiful!

Chinese Jade flourishing

Life is travelling along very nicely and I'm managing to weave the course in with work and everything else without too much trouble.  Weather is still coldish, though we've had a few really warm days thrown into the mix to keep us on our toes!

My Studio

My Studio is still a magical cave for me and I love being there to journal, study or to potter around in.  Happy August to you!

Friday, 11 July 2014

Winter 2014

Kalanchoe

Being Winter, there are not a lot of flowering plants in our garden to share with you.  However this Kalanchoe is a vibrant plant in any season.  It's like a desert rose!  Beautiful!


Guzmania
This bromeliad or Guzmania is also a beautiful plant year round and it loves our sunroom!


The "Chill Chair"
This is the "chill chair" in my sunroom.  Slightly worn in places, though extremely comfortable!  I've enjoyed a whole sunny morning here today, reading new books that arrived in my mailbox this week - Daring Greatly by Brene` Brown and Paint Mojo by Tracy Verdugo. Both fantastic and recommended!

More books are on their way, this time text books for a new course I am doing - Art Therapy!  Yes, a change of course and of college!  Another new chapter awaits!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Growth Mandala

Mandala
Mandala is a Sanskrit word, meaning circle.  It represents wholeness and is described as  "a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies".

A Mandala is an integrated structure, organised around a unifying centre.

This simple mandala of mine is all about growth.  I am growing right now and this makes me happy!


"Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing."

William Butler Yeats