Fifty participants of the Inspired Vision Retreat were invited to contribute a piece to this group mandala project. Each person was given a piece and assigned a color. They printed the piece, filled it with color and form and incorporated their word-for-the-year into their design.
When I started creating these “community mandalas” it was to bring our group closer together and illustrate how there is a place for everyone. I love that you don’t have to be an “artist” or believe that you are creative to fit into this project.
The mandala was designed with a sense of movement to convey how our positive intentions and inspiring words-for-the-year inspire us to take action. The round circles are seeds and the flower aspect is the opening up and our becoming in 2016. I chose soft colors that reinforce how important it is to be gentle with ourselves as we takes the steps we need to realize our dreams. Compassion, self-care, and nurturing are all woven into the color choices.
This is a powerful symbol of love and hope.
Want to participate in the next Community Mandala Project?
Exclusive invitations will be sent to the participants of the 2018 Inspired Vision Retreat.
Click on the images for a closer look. The detailed view includes the word and the artist’s name.
Action by Shruti Dev
Emerge by Angella DeJager
Transcend – Word by Jackie Fuller, Art by Kathryn Costa
Self – Word by Paula Finn, Art by Kathryn Costa
Becoming – Word by Pat Langley, Art by Tammy Murdock
Receive – Word by Catherine Dejeunes, Art by Tammy Murdock
Surrender – Word by Linda Beal, Art by Kathryn Costa
Gratitude by Marilyn Patterson
Be – Word by Valerie Nunnelly, Art by Kathryn Costa
Intentional by Debra Arms-Kahler
Serendipity – Word by KC Crittenden, Art by Kathryn Costa
Focus by Kayla Vontess
Thrive by Jeanette Clawson
Flourish – Word by Mary-Anne Schoenike, Art by LouAnn Bramante
Luscious by Lynn Keefer
Focus by MO
Growth by Nevena Lunic
Play by Carol Michalicek
Flourish by Tammy Murdock
Purr-Worthy by Gay Getz
Trust by Jessica Garnett
Self-Care by Jimilyn Butt
Joy by LouAnn Bramante
Grow by Marina Brantner
Acceptance by Debbie Misner
New Beginnings – Word by Clarissa Marin-Mojica, Art by Kathryn Costa
Transformation by Heather Davies
Clarity by Fabienne Tosi
Manipura by Odile Van Eeden
Courage by Constance Woythal
Focus by Sally McLennan
Release by Patricia Werwie
Resolute – Word by Monique LaFortune, Art by Kathryn Costa
Joy – Word by Christy DeMaio Art by Kathryn Costa
Thrive by Anne Bole
Renewal – Word by Rosemary Lorimer, Art by Kathryn Costa
Cherish by Dawna Peterson
Celebrate By Susan Kolovson
Release – Word by Reta Goldman Design by Kathryn Costa
Life by Dorothy Allison
Life by Dorothy Allison
Curiosity – Word by Dawn Zichko Artwork by Kathryn Costa
Change – by Sandy Moore
Play – by Cheryl Kempton
Serenity by Cyndia Gilbert