Circles 2016 Summer Season


In so many ways it does not seem that four months have passed since Circles in the Sand started its second Summer Season in Bandon, Oregon.  The ever shifting sands continue to create different canvasses for me to work with.  I have drawn approximately 14 miles of paths during 25 public Draws which have been walked by over 4,000 pairs of feet.

With each Draw the pattern I refer to as a Dream Field Labyrinth continues to evolve.  The theme of each walk is enhanced by the artistic design of Christine Moehring.  The mermaid “Meri” has become quite popular.   To be able to share the Sandy Path of the labyrinth with so many brings a real joy to my heart.  When Circles was being created I dedicated each walk to transformation and healing.  I continue this practice still.  I hope everyone who walks or even views my work enjoys their personal experience on the sand.

I have to confess that what I really do is teach a walking meditation by allowing each and every walker to experience the Sandy Path in their own way.  A labyrinth only has one path, with no dead ends or wrongs turns, so there are no decisions to make as you journey through the path.  Listening to the sound of the ocean is a meditation all by itself.  Feeling the fresh salty air on your face and the sand beneath your feet allows you to be fully present.  The rhythm of the walk creates a wave of calm that flows throughout your body.  As a metaphor for life the path through a labyrinth allows us to get in touch with our inner selves and know that all is well.

Circles in the Sand will continue to schedule public Draws throughout the Spring of 2017.  the Fall schedule is posted now.  I have looked at the tides for the coming summer season and see a lot of great tides in the future.  Keep in mind that we are also available for commissioned Draws to celebrate anything in life.

I am looking forward to completing the schedule for our 2017 Summer Season.  After two summer seasons of public Draws in Bandon, we are considering taking road trips next summer.  We are accepting suggestions for locations and sponsorship; contact us a  Time is of the essence as decisions need to be completed by the end of November so schedules can be posted in January.

Don’t forget to order your Circles in the Sand 2017 Calendar!

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See you on the Sand,


2 thoughts on “Circles 2016 Summer Season”

  1. Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
    Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
    The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
    Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
    Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
    Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
    With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
    Let me forget about today and tomorrow.
    ~Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man”

  2. We did a commissioned draw (“Love” theme) for a family in late September. As a final detail, I was asked to put the name Melissa in an area framed by Denny’s path in the shape of a heart at the western edge of the labyrinth. The letters would have to be gigantic, 4-5 feet tall, to fit the space.
    As I contemplated and then began drawing, I was overcome by a deep sense of sorrow and loss. I am not an outwardly emotional person–I don’t cry at movies that bring others to tears–but I could barely hold myself together as I drew Melissa’s name in the sand.
    A series of 6 connected hearts, representing her family at the draw, followed the name. I placed one extra heart on the other side, that one from me to Melissa, and joy replaced the sadness that overwhelmed me.
    Whoever Melissa is, she is surely loved by her family who commissioned the labyrinth, and by me, the stranger who wrote her name in the sand to be kissed by the fiery sunset and washed to sea by the tides.

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