For the New Year
The Lavender Light
Jody Cooke © 2015 All Rights Reserved by the Artist Jody Cooke
First of all, I feel a need to keep thanking my dear friend who gave me the wonderful markers to create such a happy mandala. Thank you. :) I still love them, I am still inspired by the array of colors and I think of you every time I use them...and so many other times as well.
I was listening to a meditation video while adding color to this one...."Imagine a funnel at the crown of your head, Imagine a lavender light coming from above and channeling through that funnel into your head, around your eyes, into your cheeks...." Before I knew it I was reaching for lavender (so much for trying to make it Christmasy). Ha ha...Well, I don't use lavender enough... so an homage to the forgotten color in my palette, and to my friend who I will always remember with gratitude in my heart.
Photography: Pat Olds
Hello, and welcome to my website. My name is Jody Cooke and I am a designer living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been an artist in some form or another for over thirty years. My new passion is mandalas! Since I learned about them in January 2013, I have created over 1,500 (black and white) of these circular patterns and over 160 full color. Some are very small and sketchy, most are 8 inches in diameter, currently I am creating on 24" x 18" paper (transitioning into a Lotus Mandala series as of summer 2017) and one is a 24 inch square acrylic mandala painting on canvas. Definitely not my preferred medium..but I gave it a try!