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Mandala Sisters have a special affinity for the number 8. Numbers have had special symbolism in many cultures for ages and ages.
We have a friend that will price objects or write checks with as many “eights” as possible…just because he has such a belief in this number.
Some meanings for the number 8:
- Divine Power
These symbolical interpretations work into the energy of a painting.
Remember this painting is an artistic rendition of your energy at the time it is painted.
But here is our favorite reason for using “8″ in our Mandalas. Tip 8 over on its side and it becomes a Lemniscate, ∞ ”the symbol for infinity”. We’ll have that “thank you”!
We both doodle this frequently, if not, daily. (One of us even traces this with her index fingers while holding on to the steering wheel and waiting at a stop light.) Okay, she does it while driving too!
How about this? ”8″ and “0″– are the only numbers that can be retraced over and over. ( No fair, trying to put “1″ in this category.)
The number 8: It keeps giving over and over
and over and over and over and over and over and over
We hope you have considered buying a canvas or finding a board to begin your painting. Any surface that accepts paint can wear a Mandala. Arm? Foot? New tattoo?
Want a quick energy tip to balance both sides of your brain?
Draw the infinity sign over and over and then do the reverse direction and draw it that way. We’re just sayin’…
The Art of the Song:
One of us took our children to see this “real” songwriter/musician so they would appreciate the authentic gift of talent. So who is it?
Mr. Burt Bacharach
Just to be in the energy field of Burt Bacharach’s talent was/is so amazing! What a pleasure to observe our kids as they realized the impact of this type of talent in action. It is one more powerful reasons to support The Arts and educate our young people about them.
Hey! Check your energy around 2:12 until the end of the video. Just wondering…
Fortunately, another generation is able to enjoy the talent of Burt Bacharach and songwriting partner, Hal David ( just one of his few collaborators.)
Our current favorite singer, Rumer is putting her style to Burt Bacharach’s music. Such a beautiful voice for this one, what a gift! We’re sure you’ve heard of her. But just in case-
See those open palms as she sings? That’s a good thing!
And Now for the Unsung Artists–
Mandala Sisters want to give credit to the artists among us that have never gotten credit for their designs publicly. It’s pretty much like this: if it’s made from plastic, at some point it was carved by someone for the original design to be repeated millions of times.