What is clay…but tiny pieces of natural rock, soil, minerals and organic matter…
and yet with a little imagination artists throughout the ages have invented many ways to use this little bit of our earth.
I believe playing with clay connects us to Mother Earth.
There is such an instinct…such a natural desire to shape, to touch, to transform, once that cool, wet lump of clay has been put in front of you.
Give a child a piece of clay…and watch that spontaneous sensory compulsion to create.
I use clay as a creative focus…it enables me to discover a mindfulness within. It has taught me to relax and I now use it as a tool for meditation.
The word mandala is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit meaning circle.
It represents a wholeness, a never ending path a journey through life…
There are not hard edges or angles… the circle flows…symbolising continuity, unity and harmony.
Imagery through meditation is a great tool for healing, restoring and enlightening our mind and body.
Used as a tool to absorb the mind…to cease those chattering thoughts, to enable our minds to run a little more free and able to heal through relaxation.