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Healing Handwork: “Drawing Messy Mandalas” with Robinsunne

Saturday, March 16 @ 10:30 am 12:00 pm

What needs to be healed? Our bodies? Our jobs? Our homes? Our psyches? Our relationships? Our experiences of joy?

You are invited to join an art class wherein we make mandalas – beautiful, meditative circles – to engage our hands while our souls and minds listen patiently for the answers we seek. It is remarkable how this all works together. The introductory session, which focuses on drawing mandalas, will take place on Saturday, March 16, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM in the Picker Room. It is free and open to adults. While there, if you want to go a little deeper, you can sign up for the series of Embroidery gatherings.

This workshop is free and open to all, but spots are limited. Please sign up ahead of time here: https://forms.office.com/r/a2p3WE1sN6

What do you want? We need to know, but are trained to turn away. We get taught to ignore the “magic” of being a human. We get chastised, or worse, punished for spending time in our imaginations. And then we get sick, or stuck in uncomfortable situations where we don’t have the space to enact our Gifts, and have no discernable path back to our True hearts.

Art making is the path. (Well, it is a path.)

Drawing Messy Mandalas

This first class is easy. Perfection is not necessary. If you can draw little circles and triangles, or even dots and dashes, you can create wonder-full mandala pictures. The process will calm us down, and engage all that magical human brain stuff that will lead us to where we really want to go. It is automatic. (!)

Sewing Messy Mandalas

In subsequent classes, we will each embroider a mandala. If you can sew a running stitch, that is enough. If you are a well-practiced embroideress this will be awesome fun. Sewing is where it all gets fabulous.

Robinsunne is a local mixed-media fiber artist. She has taught at the Library during some Jumpstart Januarys, and exhibited in the past two Accordion Book Shows hosted by Amy Hand. She also contributes to and trades with the Artist Trading Card box at the front desk.