Welcome to Week 10 of Mindful Arts and Creative Expression, a reflective space where you can connect with yourself and express your feelings in a creative way.
Each week we will offer a theme or creative suggestion and will talk you through ways to feel centred and connected. We will be including a variety of art forms, for example drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry and rhythm/music.
Remember, you do not need to have any previous experience or having taken part in any of the previous weekly activities so… turn on your audio, watch your video and start to mindfully create!
When you have finished, we invite you to share your responses as seeing others’ interpretations can create a sense of togetherness in these changing times. If you choose to do so, you can share your creative reflections with others on our INSTAGRAM @MindfulArtsCreativeExpression. Guidance on how to upload can be found HERE.
Enjoy the experience and we look forward to seeing the mindful creative outputs shared in our INSTAGRAM gallery!
See you next week, at the same time at the same place! To make this a reliable weekly routine and receive a reminder with a link to next session, please join the mailing list/follow this blog.
Be well and stay safe,
Jude & Erminia
If you are unable to access the audio, here is a brief summary:
- This week we invite you to focus on the contained space that can be created by the structure of mandalas.
- This can be used in whatever way you would like, by using just the outer circle literally as a container and creating whatever comes to mind in the centre, or you can be more structured and map out or use a framework to support you and then start to build designs and patterns around the framework.
- Think of the outer circle as your starting point and work your way inwards.
- Allow yourself some time for reflection and try to focus on what comes up for you in the here and now.
- See whether you are drawn to particular shapes or colours or just having the circle as a frame for an image.
- You don’t need any particular equipment to do this, you can make the frame work with anything you have to hand, using plates, bowls or glasses and the side of a box or a book for lines, or folding a square piece of paper down the middle, then again the other way and then folding the corners to meet.
- if you would like to share your creative reflections with others, please share a picture and/or your words on our Instagram gallery. Guidance on how to upload can be found HERE.
- If you use photography, please remember to avoid pictures of identifiable people or places.