17-30: Night Crawlers Mandala

Night Crawlers Mandala
Night Crawlers Mandala

“Night Crawlers” may seem like an unusual title for a mandala and yet that’s what this mandala wanted to be called. I originally created it with color pencils in 2007 on the back of a mat board cutout. I coated it with a spray varnish to protect it.

Back a few years ago I made an attempt at updating it by prepping a 7″x7″x2″ panel with gesso, which is as far as I went with it. Now, this week, I’m officially updating it to all its glory…at least, that’s the plan. 🙂

Night Crawlers Mandala - side view
Night Crawlers Mandala – side view

About “Night Crawlers”

Biologically, night crawlers are subsoil dwelling earthworms, that come out at night to dine and during the day go back 5-6′ into the soil, aerating it and providing it with enriching nutrients.

Translating this into human, and enlightenment, terms, we can think of them as our subconscious, our spirit, our soul, exploring and excavating our world during our dream state, gleaning all sorts of cool insights and mind-boggling ideas…if we allow ourselves to visit.

Night Crawlers” encourages us to explore our Inner World bringing to the surface that which helps us best experience this 3D time/space dimension.

I’ll be posting my process via my Mandala of the Day blog, starting with today’s post.

About the Mandalas of the Week

Each week I choose one of my existing mandala paintings that wants to be upgraded OR create a new one and post it here. Throughout the week, I paint/draw/color/collage/etc it and post my progress on the Mandala of the Day. I post the upgraded version later in the week.

Happy Coloring!


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