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Awakening our Creative Spirit in a delightful, inspiring way.

Throughout my childhood I loved doing all sorts of crafty and artistic activities. For most of my adult life, I worked as a computer programmer, software engineer and web site designer, making heavy use of my very capable left, logical mind. To keep my creative part happy, I occasionally attended a variety of art classes at local community colleges; always learning new techniques yet bored with the subject matter.

At the end of my first-ever Reiki treatment in 1998, I was told to go straight to a bookstore to buy coloring books and crayons...I needed to use more of my right, creative mind. After becoming bored with kids coloring books, I eventually found some mandala coloring books. Here was something that both my left brain and my right brain could enjoy together. I soon…

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  • Born on October 29
  • Joined November 30, 2008

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color pencils, watercolors, markers, acrylics, ink, nature, odds and ends, treasure store finds, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons

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About

Awakening our Creative Spirit in a delightful, inspiring way.

Throughout my childhood I loved doing all sorts of crafty and artistic activities. For most of my adult life, I worked as a computer programmer, software engineer and web site designer, making heavy use of my very capable left, logical mind. To keep my creative part happy, I occasionally attended a variety of art classes at local community colleges; always learning new techniques yet bored with the subject matter.

At the end of my first-ever Reiki treatment in 1998, I was told to go straight to a bookstore to buy coloring books and crayons...I needed to use more of my right, creative mind. After becoming bored with kids coloring books, I eventually found some mandala coloring books. Here was something that both my left brain and my right brain could enjoy together. I soon discovered my true artistic passion: creating mandalas. I found my subject.

In 1999, while on a 10-day trip in Egypt, I began drawing my first mandalas. Through much of that region, I saw amazing patterns and symbolic images on just about every site we visited. My analytical mind loved the geometry of the Islamic art and the Egyptian hieroglyphics. My heart and soul loved their ancient beauty and symmetry.

When I returned home, I saw patterns in everything around me, even in my dreams. I proceeded to translate these patterns into mandalas. In early 2000 I discovered that by creating them in meditation, I could go much deeper with them, to fully explore their therapeutic and metaphysical natures while guiding me on my own spiritual journey.

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