Mandalas for relaxation

Mandalas, meaning “circles” in Sanskrit, are known to boost the immune system, by reducing the stress, activating the brain stem, imaginative thinking and connecting with our emotions.

How emotions are linked to Mandala?

I always used to think that Mandala is very complex as it has so many concentric circles and the precision while drawing should be followed. I was so hesitant at the beginning to give it a try as I had assumed that this will induce stress instead of relaxation. When I started drawing patterns and colouring them with different shades of black, I realised that I could create patterns using strokes and it was really satisfying.

Your mood decides the pattern and how intricate the design is. The Mandala art internalises the unconscious emotions within us.

If you observe further, Mandalas go from the centre outwards. The colors and shapes indicate our sub-conscious thinking. Thereby, we are connecting with ourselves, rebuilding and freeing us from inhibitions.

My daughter and I recently started creating a few Mandala designs of our own. Thus far, it has been a very relaxing and refreshing activity during these prolonged periods of being at home.

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Try it out and share your thoughts 🙂

Regards,

Sriranjini

Spread Good Vibes

Hello all,

Trust this finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

Neurological studies emphasize the magic of 21 days – repeating a routine for 21 days makes it a habit; well, repeating the same routine for 90 days makes it a permanent habit. With close to 3 months of staying at home, I am certain everyone would have developed some “new” positive habits and routines, that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible – be it exercising or doing yoga in the morning or just sipping hot coffee with a book in the evening. I can think of one habit that has silently crept in to all our lives (definitely mine) – hope. The hope that the pandemic situation will improve and life will approach “normal”.

A famous leader once said – “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”.

I would like to express my gratitude to our community helpers, without whose sacrifice and tireless work, we would not have been able to fight this pandemic.

With hope, gratitude and prayers, here is a typography that I quilled during the lockdown to “Spread Good Vibes”

Thanks for your support.

– Sriranjini

The wings of creativity in quilling

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As the subject goes, I enjoy and admire the way an ordinary paper can be turned into such a beautiful creation 🙂 When I started quilling, the first lesson I learnt was about making a loose coil and a tight coil. I mastered that and went past the other techniques not knowing what a beautiful artefact that coiling can make 🙂

I was wondering what jewellery to create next after trying the dome shaped earrings, pendants, weaved and honey-comb coiled creations. I happened to see a similar pattern when I was browsing the Internet and my creative mind got into action!

My daughter was so surprised when I made 140 tight coils. Phew! I can now boast of my incredible patience levels for having completed this set in 2 days. The next task is to decide whether to keep this set for myself or sell it 🙂

Thanks for encouraging me with your likes and personal comments..

Please share your views @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

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Rocket themed Birthday Card

This card was quilled for my daughter’s friend on his birthday. The theme of the birthday party was Space and Rockets. So I borrowed this theme and created a birthday card with a personalised message.

If you would like me to make creative personalised birthday cards, drop me an email @ indulge.creativity@gmail.com

Thanks for reading and stopping by 🙂

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Hello there..

Hello there..

I am blogging to showcase my interests and as a testimonial to my passion for creativity. Over the last decade I have been engrossed with my job, family and kids. I decided to take a break from work and dedicate my energy and time to take care of my two wonderful kids – aged 9 and 5. My interests range from photography, cooking, quilling, poster/greeting card making to attending the Carnatic music classes with my kids.

As Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam said,

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

“Learning gives creativity, creativity leads to thinking, thinking provides knowledge, knowledge makes you great!”

Through this blog, I would like to share my ideas to serve as an inspiration to the next generation.

For custom orders contact me @indulge.creativity@gmail.com

My blogs:

Eat to live and live to eat @ ssriranjini.wordpress.com

Photography @ ranjiniphotography.wordpress.com

Fun time with kids @ funtimewithkids.wordpress.com

I will be updating the content of these blogs gradually as I am currently curating the numerous pictures and recipes that I have created over the years. I hope that through blogging I can engage myself productively and discover my hidden talents.
Happy Reading 🙂