Flower Mandalas: the opera, country music, wildlife sanctuary, and the airwaves

Flower Mandalas: the opera, country music, and wildlife sanctuaries

Just a quick update on what’s happening with the Flower Mandalas.

Opera: The “Pink Peony I” Flower Mandala is being used by the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, Germany, on the cover of their 2016-2017 program, on their website, and on 500 large posters hung throughout the city.

Music: The Brazilian band Nemphis Belle, singing in a Country Western style in English, has released an album called It’s Amazing II. Here’s a link to the track “Dancing Wolves”: https://soundcloud.com/nemphis-belle/dancing-wolves. They’re really good!

Coloring: I was recently interviewed on Paula Joyce’s radio show Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit. On the show we talked about mandalas, the origin of the coloring book Emily Sper and I released in December (52 Flower Mandalas: An Adult Coloring Book for Inspiration and Stress Relief,) and the ways I have seen people use coloring to process feelings, work through problems, achieve a meditative state and, of course, explore creativity and just have fun.

Here’s a link to the episode. My interview starts about 21 minutes into the show: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/91245/adult-coloring-books-for-fun-relaxation-and-healing

Art opening: And, last but not least, my Flower Mandala images will be on display beginning May 22, 2016 at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with five miles of trails for folks of all abilities to enjoy.

On May 22, from 6:30-7:30pm, I’ll be reading from my book Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas: A Meditation and also talking about using mandalas for meditation, healing… and coloring! Copies of the coloring book will be available for sale, as well sample coloring pages. You can sign up for the presentation here: http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=4:keywords=mandala:program_code=46194

Program registration includes admission to the sanctuary that day and you are welcome to walk the trails before the Flower Mandalas program. In addition, the sanctuary is running a yoga program from 4:30-5:30pm.

Nature, art, and yoga: a nice way to spend an afternoon and evening in Worcester, MA. Hope to see you there!

That’s it for now –

David

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