digitally colored ink drawing
18 x 24 inches
by Mandy Bouso
Mandy Bouso is an illustrator and part-time art teacher at Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg. She expresses her immense love of spirituality, nature, and myths through her art, allowing her viewers to delve deep into another world. As a recent graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, she has plans to publish oracle cards, a children’s book, and comics. “I want to inspire people with the positive aspects all around us and encourage others through art and stories to become their best versions,” she says. Guanyin, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion, was Mandy’s inspiration for this illustration using the Indian mudra for Lotus.
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A willingness to move forward into new ways of being.
DIANA J. ENSIGN
Something Missing, Found
Optimal Shared Reality
Transcending polarity and embracing unity.
Nurturing Seeds of Growth
Growth is change, and change can transform the world.
Mending This World
Preoccupation with the afterlife gets in the way of this one.
Small Things Are the Stuff of Life
DENISE C. BUSCHMANN
Hoosier Delights: A Farmer’s Version
Ghosts of the Field
The bridge to universal connectedness.
Challenging the Dark, Living in the Light
We can bring our visions into manifested reality.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
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