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Michele Faia’s Blog

Welcome to my blog. Wow, there are so many stories to tell! Having always been a person who has never been at a loss for words, this is exciting. No one can tell me to sit down and be quiet! I always liked “show and tell” and I don’t think you will be bored. So watch here.

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17
Dec

THE POWER OF PURPLE

In our six week’s class we created watercolor mandalas exploring the power that purple and violet have on us. Included in that exploration were the clearing and healing power, light energy, violet transmuting flame and inspiration and spiritual awareness of the colors. Purples and violets were found in light, flowers, energy, crystals and nature. Different...
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26
Jun

MAKING A CIRCLE OF LOVE WITH GLITTER

Spicing it up! Let’s go beyond the original blog “How to Make a Circle of Love” https://www.michelefaia.com/blog/how-to-make-a-circle-of-love/and spice the circles up with some mica paint and Stickles glitter glue! And, rather than just one, let’s make several at once.       You Will Need the Following: watercolor paper pencil round watercolor brush (size 6)...
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25
Apr

MANDALA CLASS: “LOVE COLOR!”

Let’s Love Color Again! And they did! For six weeks sixteen women immersed themselves deeply into each color and explored the many, many gifts of color including healing and energy. See a few of the mandalas here. As one student once said, “These are amazing and they all swim together!”    
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24
Apr

KIDS MANDALAS “YOUR INNER SUN”

                                              WE TAUGHT KIDS MANDALAS We asked them, what does your “inner sun” (or the light within yourself) look like, and this is what they did. My husband and I teamed up at...
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01
Mar

CLASS: THE “ANGELS” AMONG US

In this 6-week class we explored creating mandalas of the love, energy and guidance from our spirit guides or the “angels” among us—human, animal or divine—those who have helped us on our journey, or, who we have helped. We painted mandalas of the help which surrounds us, the everyday “angels” who are close to us,...
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03
Feb

EXHIBITED MANDALAS FROM MY BOOK

These are few of the mandalas from my book Awakened By The Flowers: Channeled Messages and Watercolor Mandalas. They are being exhibited now at the Community Center in Capitola, California, so if you are unable to go to the exhibit, you can see them here, each with an excerpt from the book. The basic message...
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25
May

CLASS: The Unfolding Lotus

In this 6-week class our intention was to explore the step-by-step growth and blossoming of a lotus flower, as symbolic of the Self. In each class we would try a new sacred geometry design. On day- one we would make a mandala representing one, or the beginning, the point of energy where all begins. The...
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18
Mar

MANDALAS FROM GRANDMOTHER & OTHERS

  Circles abound in my life. Maybe it’s just because I notice them, now that I paint mandalas, teach mandalas and generally my whole existence is about the Circle. On the left is a potholder my grandmother made for me out of scraps of yarn. She was always busy making something, and all of us...
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18
Dec

THE APPEARANCE OF THE DIVINE MOTHER

It wasn’t until my diagnosis of breast cancer that Mary really took a hold of me and I began to paint the images of the Divine Mother which appeared in my mind’s eye. You have to understand how odd her appearances were at first, because in my religious background Mary did not play a significant...
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