Do you remember the proud feelings coursing through your little childhood veins after you completed one of your masterpieces?
We remember those days vividly and we have a firm belief in sharing our knowledge with the young ones now. And here’s the extra blessing:
WE LEARN FROM THEM!
Mandala Sisters lived next to a very talented girl in the Village when we were growing up. Linda was gifted in singing and playing piano.
She shared her musical gift with us when we were children!
And now you might be thinking…
“Well, Mandala Sisters that’s wonderful and all and glad you had that lovely childhood experience”…
But wait, here’s the effect our neighbor’s generosity had on us throughout our lives:
- We have a wonderful childhood memory worth it’s weight in gold.
- We became interested in music from multiple time periods.
- We developed a discerning ear for voice and instrument though neither of us went on to become concert pianists or vocalists.
- We learned a bit about history and American culture through the music she chose to play.
- We learned about a variety of musical artists.
- We learned about different styles of music.
- We spent time with a person that was safe, kind, and very loving.
- But mostly, we are wicked good at musical trivia! Bring on the “Trivia Night”!
See what we would have been missing in our lives if she kept this gift to herself? So we’re asking —
“What talent do you have to share with another?”
Manage your own stress by sharing your creativity with another human being. This will get your focus off your troubles by helping another person.
The beauty in what we just observed…
They didn’t think they could do it but they sure did!
One of our favorite people, little Miss M, used a shirt worn in a movie to provide her with inspiration to create some art.
- We watch a Selena Gomez movie
- Miss M says, ” I like that butterfly shirt Selena Gomez is wearing. It’s pretty.”
- Mandala Sister replies, ” You could paint something like that to hang in your room”
- Miss M asks ” How could I do that?”
- Mandala Sister replies, “EASY! Just remember what you like about this shirt. Feel it. Then we’ll do it YOUR way!”
- Miss M intuitively chose her colors then began her background with a splatter paint technique.
Little Miss M finished her painting and proudly showed off her art. Though the shirt in the movie was white and looked nothing like Miss M’s finished product, it was the energy behind it and the courage to follow through to do her own thing that was so wonderful to observe and be a part of.
Anchor yourself during the wild energy currently on the Planet by doing your own ART or helping another do theirs!
Ok, now we need to talk about teeth!
Mandala Sisters love and welcome the differences in everyone. It is individualistic style that make life and everyone in it interesting. BUT, we are starting to see a pattern that is not only alarming but a little disconcerting to those that love an interesting smile. Note, you don’t see Mona Lisa’s teeth, but you can only wonder and imagine what they might be like. The “original” Chatty Cathy Doll™ whose little teeth were quite charming started a trend that changed toys forever! We still love this doll!
As for the dolls of Now…
The old saying, ” you broke the mold when you made that one”, takes on a new twist. These teeth seem to be the same for all these dolls.
Is it the quest for the handsome Prince that causes everyone to now have the same dental esthetics?
The Mandala Sisters appreciate a different quality in their ideal of a Prince…it is not just the teeth, but a little humor goes a long way!
(If you visit Disneyland this summer do yourself a favor and see a comedy/musical act that is so entertaining and inspiring!)