We finished up our January mandalas for The Great Round: Stage One – The Void. We used Crayola markers and colored pencils with names like Tomato Red, Inchworm Green, Pinky Pink, Little Boy Blue, Small Potatoes, Sunwave Yellow, Green Sprout, Coral Orange, Gnarly Purple, Pipeline Green, Black Shades, Chocolate Chip, Blueberry, and Hang Ten Purple. We each chose two of the three templates to color.
FIRST PAIR: The first two are the same template. What makes them appear different are our individual color choices. The patterns that emerge with color show up more when posted side by side.
SECOND PAIR: The top mandala in this pair is another Stage 1 template. I was drawn to the organic shapes and bodies. The second in this pair is Stage 0 (zero) – Clear Light. Stage 0, the empty circle, represents wholeness. It is a place to focus, to meditate, before choosing colors and templates.
THIRD PAIR: The last two are the Stage 1 mandalas Liz chose, side by side. Mine are the second and third as you scroll down the page.
Color, color, color. We had a lot of fun with these exercises. The weekend is nearly over. Temperatures have warmed up. Day by day, spring is on the way.
-posted on red Ravine, Sunday, January 27th, 2008