• Creativity

    The Mandala: A Lesson in Community and Creativity

    From the quiet beaches to the summer cottages to the artist colonies, a visit to the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada feels like an island getaway.  The area, less than two hours from downtown Vancouver, extends 177 km (110 mi) along the Strait of Georgia from Howe Sound to Desolation Sound. It was here that my spouse and I participated in a collaborative art project that not only reminded me what the definition of community really is but also how it is necessary for the bigger picture. According to the Sunshine Coast Canada.com blog, “since 1997, ‘Creeker’ artists aided and abetted by a crew of volunteers create a few…