• mysticmandala

A Dose of Art Therapy...

Updated: Jun 21, 2019


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In case you haven’t seen anything curious today... ✨

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Like a beaded cat!! .

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This post will remedy that!

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So, yes...this is my newest art piece! I know, it’s kinda strange!! It struck me as a very unusual idea when I had it, but I almost always pursue those!! So, here we are!! . .

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Temple Kitties

This cat head is actually a 3D portrait of my beloved kitty muse Kashmir who passed away last year after being my personal spirit animal for almost 19 years. She made it almost to the DAY through an 18.5 year karmic nodal cycle in astrology. It was amazing. The stars were in a remarkably similar arrangement when she died as when she came to me. ✨ She was def on spiritual assignment! I wanted to make a piece of art to honor her role in my life, but honestly nothing I could imagine would do her place in my heart justice. So, I waited. Then one day recently, I found this wooden ball in an art supply box and thought of her! Could this wooden ball become a work of art? I thought so! It would be odd and hard to make, but quirky definitely suits the energy of Kashmir and my relationship with her... And she is deserving of "hard to make" and so much more.


I sat with her photo as I was drawing and then beading over the past few weeks (pretty much immersing myself in the project every spare minute). I really tried to accurately match her fur pattern, nose pattern, ear pattern. Coming up with the ear concept was a bit tricky. For a while, she was just an earless cat head. That was not a reasonable end point, so I was really happy to think of beads on a wire. I used silicone and glue to hold them in place. I ordered some artificial whiskers tht haven’t arrived yet. Will add them as the finishing touches. The fur pattern on top of her head ended up spelling L 🖤 V E!! I didn’t plan that. I just tried to replicate the way it looked, and when it was done it read clearly as love!! Pretty magical.

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Once again ART has been a healing force in my life!!! .

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Crown Chakra LOVE!

“Kash-mi” (her nickname), the Buddha Kitty, was a beautiful and very unique (looking and acting) tortie-point Himalayan. Kashmir came into my life at a time I was obsessed with yoga and eastern philosophy. I named her Kashmir after the region of the Himalayas in Northern India/Pakistan (though I also do like that Led Zeppelin song, which is named after the same place). We had a very interesting life together. I got her when I was a second year medical student in Ann Arbor, MI (She was born in Livonia, MI 6/25/09. She was a Cancer, astrologically.) She lived with me there her first few years of life, then moved with me over the next decade to Denver>Telluride>Seattle>Tucson>Hawaii. I then went on a 5 year gypsy journey, and brought her with me... We lived all over the western US + Hawaii and had many adventures. She loved the snow in Colorado and Lake Tahoe and the big trees in the Pacific Northwest, but she especially loved all the plants, insects, and flowers on Kauai, Big Island, and Maui (she lived on each!).


Hopefully she’s running through fields of flowers in Heaven right abt now!!

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Chilling with Kashmi in Carmel, CA--one of the many places we traveled together!

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#arttherapy #beadart #chakraart #myfelinemuse 🖤#gratefulforourjourneytogether

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