Artist: Patricia Mosca
Location: New York, USA
Found on page: 140
Title of Art: Art from Pattie’s Journal
Materials: Acrylic paints and markers
Tell us about your daily mandala practice.
Usually before I start my day, I work in mandala journal. I light a candle and sit quietly with myself and ask one simple question: “What is it that I need to be aware of today?” Sometimes a word comes to me, other times it is a picture or a series of words. The affirmations and messages come from deep within me and are based on a very simple principle: The way you think influences your life. Affirmations and mandalas go hand in hand for me. They are both powerful tools that take my thoughts and turn them into a positive form. I have found over the years that the more positive thoughts I have allows me to be aware of the positive moments of my life. My mandalas are only 4″ and don’t take a long time to draw and color.
Journal excerpt: “Be Aware. Be aware of the silver lining. There are things going on that are causing me to question myself, question who I am and to wonder if things will get better. Then I see a glimmer, a positive effect. Even during this difficult and confusing time, I am brought back to my heart, back to my peace that allows me to solve some things and accept others. I smile…I am aware of the silver lining.
Patricia Mosca is an artist and the author of “Permission Slips for your Heart and Soul,” her mandala style journaling has been seen in several national magazines. Painting mandalas and interpreting them allows her to listen closely to the whispers of her heart. You can find Patricia online at www.soulfullyjournaling.blogspot.com
“The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” by Kathryn Costa is available from North Light Books.
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