I've had this book since May 2008 and have colored half of the mandalas in the book. Normally, I have been going in the order that the book - from front to back cover.
This morning, however, I didn't feel like working on the mandala that I began last week. It was focused on good/evil and the images within the mandala weren't particularly appealing or ones I wanted to have in my mind as I went through the day.
I flipped through the book and came across one that I thought would be a nice image to have in my mind this morning and carry throughout the day. Taking out my Prismacolor Colored Pencils, I chose the colors with which I wanted to work.
Ended up gravitating towards using all of the colors of the rainbow again. Either this is a safe color combination for me...or just what I feel particularly drawn to...I'm not sure.
One of the favorite mandalas I colored in 2008.
It was the start of the rainbow-colored mandalas.
Rather than start with red in the center - or foundation of the mandala - like I typically do, I started with purple. Purple, for me, represents home and family. It was my favorite color when I was younger and my entire room was done in shades of purple.
Today, my father is getting released from the hospital and is being brought back to the care center...his new home due to his advanced stage of Alzheimer's Disease. Sophia, Olivia, my mom, and I will welcome him back to his new home and help him get settled.
As I look at how the mandala emerged today with the reverse in colors (purple in the center to red on the outside), to me the predominant color is green. There are four different shades of green used. Green represents new life. And a renewed sense of hope.
With that in mind...I enter the day and hope for a smooth transition and welcome back for my dad.