Highly creative people in my life have participated in this social media community project. Their previous projects encouraged me to think about something creative that I can do every day. I chose mandalas because I love what they represent. They are circles or geometric patterns that represent the universe, the cosmos; or microcosms of the universe, spiritually or metaphorically.
The psychologist Carl Jung created a mandala a day for many years to inform about his subconscious, his dream world, and to help him bring forth what was unknown to him about himself and his life.
Tibetan Buddhists create intricate sand paintings (mandalas) representing parts of the universe and levels of consciousness. After weeks and sometimes months they take the sand from the finished mandalas to river water and let it become part of the movement of the earth- blessing all beings, and the all that is.
In doing so we are reminded of the impermanence of life.
I am constructing these mandalas out of found objects. Once I have photographed them I take them apart. I love the impermanence of this project; the creating and the deconstructing.
100 days is a lot of days! This in itself is a meditative practice. If you're interested in the project go to: 100dayproject to find out more.
Maybe you'll try it next year!