Creative altar inspirations November 13 2014
I love to see how people create personal altars for their homes. I find that thinking about what makes each altar "work" as a spiritual art form sparks good ideas.
I've been discovering some sweet altars on Pinterest, so I wanted to share what I'm noticing that makes these altars inspiringly artful.
The basic beautiful personal altar
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. - Joseph Campbell
I like the lively colors against the gray stone of the statue. The pretty, neutral-colored mandalas are a bonus as the backdrop.
The focused theme and color altar
An altar for a special intention or event:
A birth altar! What a good idea. Although, if birth isn't on your agenda right now, you could do something similar for a new job or business, an upcoming wedding, or an intention to invite something like a happy relationship or healing.
Items of personal meaning:
What makes this altar nice is a color theme (purple and neutrals), plus nature objects, a central image against off-center background piece, and items collected over time with personal meaning.
The expansive altarDefining a sacred space with a floor altar:
This meandering-along-the-edge-of-a-room altar defines a meditation and yoga space. I like how framed words and images can be arranged to set intentions. Plus, flowers and sunlight really help beautify here.
I hope you enjoyed these little inspirations as much as I did.
By the way, I'm collecting pictures of altars (obviously) and would love to see your altar (perhaps not obviously), so please send a photo my way at email@example.com! (Um, yes, I suppose that is what Instagram is for, and I'm not on there yet. But I'm trying to love and accept myself anyway ; )