Michele Faia


I have been painting and teaching for over 30 years. I started as a community college art history instructor and have found my niche teaching watercolor mandala classes. I am very fortunate to live on the central coast of Northern California where I connect with the Pacific Ocean every day. My husband, who is also an artist, and I share an art studio near our home.

"Awakened by the Flowers" is my second book. My first "Art in My Heart; The Power of Watercolor Mandala Making" was published in 2007 and is a full-color how-to book on how to easily get started painting watercolor mandalas. It contains examples of both my mandalas and my student's mandalas.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Oakdale, California, a small community in the Central Valley of the state. My parents were avid gardeners; my father grew the vegetables and my mother the flowers. It was from then that I learned to love flowers and appreciate the beautiful fresh vegetables that my brother and I were taught to grow. When I developed an interest in watercolor from the encouragement and support of my 8th grade art teacher, eventually painting flowers was natural for me. Then when I went to a meditation class in my early 20's and studied with the teacher who was a channel, doing inspired writing myself just happened without thinking much about it. I kept it to myself though, so publishing that writing has been a big step for me.
When did you first start writing?
It seems like I have always written something, either in diaries or in journals. I started an inspired writing journal to keep track of the messages I received when I was 30.
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The Healing Power of Mandalas
 This short mini-doc is about the healing journey that Michele Faia experienced while over coming cancer. Michele explains the amazing power and healing she received from doing the mandalas during this difficult period in her life. The video also talks about how she teaches others who want to learn how to create mandalas for themselves, the transforming power of mandalas.


Awakened By The Flowers - Channeled Messages With Watercolor Mandalas
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,050. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
This book is about being saved by my creative self as I discovered my spiritual calling through color, flowers and spiritual guidance. It is told with watercolor mandalas and channeled messages from my spirit guides, and includes many colorful mandala paintings. It was written over a number of years as I painted flower mandalas and wrote down the messages I heard. The process opened my heart!

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