Make your own finger labyrinth – playdate workshop

A labyrinth is usually a pattern that you walk as a meditation. A finger labyrinth you let your fingers do the walking (to use the old Yellow Pages slogan).

It might be on a wall or on a table or on a cloth that you bring out now and again.

I’ll be scheduling a mixed-media workshop for making your own finger labyrinth, starting with collage and adding on paints, gels, mediums. Stay tuned.

I’ve done two medium-sized ones

16″x16″ From Alpha to Omega and Home Again


12″x24″ Journey Inward

This large one is 30″x40″ and has a T.S. Eliot poem. On the way in you read every second word and on the way out you read the other words.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

In the workshop, we’ll probably work on 16″x16″. But if you make your own it could be larger but probably not smaller, unless you’re primarily using it as a visual reminder.

I’m working on a series of 8″x8″ mini labyrinths that are a bit small for walking, even with fingers, but could operate something like a mandala to trigger a “labyrinth experience” – You “walk” it with your eyes.

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