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2017 Inspired Year Compass

Forty-three participants of the Inspired Year Mandala 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.

What word will inspire you as you navigate the challenges and opportunities that are showing up for you? For participants in the workshop we played with words until we found the one that spoke to each of us. A compass design brings together all of the words to help us individually and as a group to live an inspired life.

This is a powerful symbol of faith and hope.

Want to participate in the next Community Mandala Project?

The next group mandala project will be coming up in the Color Workshop open to Sharing Circle Members. Learn more and register here. I’m saving a spot for you in the next group mandala! Join us!

Gallery

Click on the images for a closer look. The detailed view includes the word and the artist’s name.

11 Comments

  1. Susan kolovson says

    Absolutely phenomenal! All of the contributions reflect each person’s personality and style so well. Kathryn, your design and vision is outstanding! This is truly a community mandala.

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    • I’m so happy that you like how it turned out. I’m thrilled with it! It is so much more than a pretty design, it reflects our amazing community and how there is a place for everyone in our circle. Thank you for being a part of it!

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    • I’m so happy Nevena that you are proud of our collaborative mandala. It was so hard for me to now reveal it earlier than today.

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  2. I have never seen a community mandala before and this is just amazing. I love having pieces from all those mandala friends whose work I so admire all in one place. I think I will print this out to look at for inspiration. It’s like the whole community is there with me!

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    • Hi Anne! It really is lovely to see our community come together in this mandala. Thank you for being a part of this project. Stay tuned for the next community mandala. You’ll get an invitation in June.

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  3. Jayne Evans says

    It looks great, well done for putting all those pieces together, I’ve printed it out, to put with all the mandalas I’ve done so far this year, its great to include something created by all of us.

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  4. This is gorgeous! I’m working on my own big mandala right now. 30″ x 30″. I did a community mandala for my church that was 3′ x 3′ and it inspired me to try out a big one on my own! I’m still slowly working on my 100 mandala challenge, but haven’t managed to post much with the group lately. That doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about you guys.

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