The Caretaker Mandala

April 13, 2009

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I created this mandala for the purpose of taking a much needed break from my school work. I began with a silver pen and created a weaving line pattern. Later I went in with light washes of acrylic, and the overall effect reminds me of stained glass. The blues and greens are associated with caregiver qualities and the ability to nurture. In this case, I was nurtured by the creation of the mandala!

I feel that it is also a self-portrait of me as an art therapist in training, and learning to balance between caring for my patients and caring for myself.

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