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We never feel caught up with our to-do lists. We are tired, stressed, and overwhelmed. We need to take some time for ourselves.
Painting a mandala helps me to slow down and find my momentary peace.
Layered with vibrant colors, textures, and symbolisms, I paint mandalas that reflect imprints of the centuries-old South Indian meditative ritual art called Kōlam with distinct intricacy, precision, and symmetry and its effect on mindfulness and spirituality.
Here, in my home studio, I use a tiny paintbrush to make colorful, intricate symmetrical mandala patterns with lines, loops, and curves -- working organically from the center outwards. I am focused. I feel a sense of calmness and clarity. I capture glimpses of my childhood while I am engrossed in making my mandala patterns. I can see reflections of vibrant color, I can smell the sweet fragrance of Jasmine, I can feel the power of chanting mantras, I can hear the noise of people chattering and children giggling in the background. I can taste the aromatic Indian delicacies: a sign of celebration, unity, and harmony. Painting a mandala gives me a feeling of belonging and identity, a practice that makes me feel closer to my home.
For the 25 Days of Minis, I am releasing my brand new collection of minis series: Karmic Doorways, Rituals, Celebration, and Energy Centers.
Feel the inner tranquility in your space that helps you stay focused and regain your sense of calm & purpose.
Find Your Peace.