​©2019 by Rita G. Patel

Mural

#hamsayogamural

Mural Tour: Up Close

beauty ~ imagination ~ close looking ~ community

In 2019, I was commissioned to do an outdoor mural at Hamsa Yoga in Lake Orion, MI (#hamsayogamural). We decided it was going to be a black and white (with some gold and glitter) drawing. I started with some black sharpies and a line to create a large surface pattern with hidden creatures (mostly birds) and plant life - an abstract garden...you can see the videos and images (more to come) of how it all turned out by "going with the flow". 

More than anything I love how by creating something beautiful connects people. By doing what I love, people connect with me, each other and also feel a little joy and beauty. In keeping with the "go with the flow" and community themes, I decided anyone can participate and make the mural their own by coloring and and adding their own patterns in free downloadable coloring pages. A contemplative self-care practice to awaken the imagination and settle into close looking. 

The final reveal was a community event contest to "Spot the Birds" hidden in the mural was at the end of October as a way to celebrate Diwali (evoking light out of darkness)..more stories about the process and that event to follow. In the meantime, you can follow along on Instagram or Facebook.

Scroll and click on the videos (8) to see the process.

Watch the Process - Time-lapse
Coloring + Pattern Pages

Click on image to download free coloring + pattern pages. I would love to see what you create...share with #hamsayogamural. Enjoy!