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Chakra Mandala Paintings – Part 2



A while back, I wrote a post about the first two (out of a series of seven) chakra mandala paintings I made. I have since made two more paintings.





This is the painting for the will chakra mandala. The will chakra is located just above your belly button. It is that drive, motivation, the “fire in your belly”.








This is the heart chakra mandala painting. This is my favorite of the four paintings so far. As I was creating it, I was not really liking my choice of papers for the petals (I thought they were too yellow-green) but as I added different green hues to the background, I really liked how the piece came together. The heart chakra is located at the heart and is associates with love, compassion and self-love.






Here are all for of the paintings. I have truly loved creating them as I study the chakras. Working on this series of paintings has reignited by creativity and is a big reason for my recent reorganization / transformation of my art space. I am creating art again because of these paintings.

In  the next week I will be working on the 5th painting in the series for the throat chakra. It is associated with the color blue. I can’t wait to see how it turns out!


What I’ve Been Working On

It’s been an especially long week. My co-worker was on vacation this week which meant extra hours at work for me this week. I don’t mind, I’m just glad it isn’t a regular thing.

With the extra hours at work, I haven’t been spending as much time in my studio this past week. I did make some progress the past two nights though.




I started painting some accessories to match the room. The frame will go around a fabric memo board that I made last week. The tray and lazy susan were finds at my local Goodwill.








This is a journal page that I made the other night. I just let inspiration strike as I pulled some supplies out of my supply closet and this is what I came up with. I made the flower on the far left out of tissue paper. The right side of the page contains hand stamped images that were painted. There is a word collage stamp toward the center of the page that I embossed. It is a bit difficult to see because of how the camera flash reflected off of it.




This weekend’s plans include finishing painting the accessories in the first picture. I still have a small table to spray paint. It’s just been too darn hot & sticky outside. I also should catch up on housework since I let those chores slide during the week!