Adventures in chakra paintings, sacred trees, and paintbrush swordplay

Hi! I hope all is well with you.

Well, it took months to find the time, but I just added the 7th chakra to my series of chakra paintings. In my version, the crown chakra is represented by a baobab tree.

crown chakra painting
Learn more about this image and explore all the chakra paintings

Connected: Crown Chakra Meditation is about being in balance with one’s own connection to the entire universe. This baobab tree symbolizing the crown chakra, can help inspire transformation, spiritual awakening, and a connection to the divine.

I have to say though, I was feeling at times less than divine while working on it. I struggled a bit as the original background was competing too much with the tree itself.

chakra painting in progress
An earlier version…

We went to battle, but eventually I got the image to more or less come out the way I wanted. I do feel a bit bruised though. LOL.

Don’t worry. I don’t hold grudges…

inspiration for the crown chakra painting

You can see the image in a higher quality and read more about the symbolism of baobab (my favorite!) trees here. I’ve added this painting to the series as an art print, original, and in the gift shop.

Later this week I’ll also aim to add few gift shop designs with all seven chakra paintings together as I think they’d be especially fun to have as a group on a tote bag, pillow, yoga mat, phone case, or on shirts. Stay tuned!

If you’d like to see more of how I started this series, have a look at my recent post, 5 Small Creative Breakthroughs in 2021

Best wishes,
-Kristen

P.S. A huge congratulations to Jennifer S. of Minneapolis who won my January print giveaway of Blossoming: Sacral Chakra Meditation.

sacral chakra painting

If you are on my mailing list, you are automatically entered in next month’s giveaway of a fine art print of Carved Fish With Bottle Caps -Lake Malawi.

Have a friend who would love this print in their home? You can send them the link to enter.

P.S.S. If you are nosy (like I am!) and want to see what I am working on well before it’s done… come follow me on Instagram where I post lots of work in progress… the good, the bad, and the UGLY. Cheers!

Visit Ma Kalulu Studio to explore more recent artwork and to see all of the chakra paintings.