When: Monday, April 12th, 2021
6:45 for Pre-Meeting Zoom
7:00 for Meeting
Where: Zoom Online
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Mandala Basic Shapes

Pebble Mandalas

Presenters: Christi Payne

Writing on rocks. What calligrapher can resist? Christi will be sharing her method of painting mandalas on pebbles, especially conducive to stones polished by rivers and the ocean.

A mandala is a spiritual and traditionally sacred symbol normally seen in Eastern religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Shintoism used in spiritual practice. Through cultural observation, a mandala can be understood externally as a visual representation of the universe or internally as a guide for meditation. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the belief is that by entering the mandala and proceeding towards its center, you are guided through the cosmic process of transforming the universe from one of suffering into one of joy and happiness.
The practice of painting a pebble mandala settles one into that meditative state of quiet and calm, while the practice of leaving these pebbles to be found by others offers inexplicable joy.

About the Artist:
Christi Payne is a book designer, calligrapher, and writer. She gravitates to anything medieval, hand-drawn, or tiny in her calligraphy, which she has been practicing for nearly 50 years. A long-time member of PSC, she recently moved to Western Massachusetts, where she is sheltering-in-place and not-bored-yet.