The Sanskrit name for the third chakra is Manipura (lustrous gem or city of jewels), yellow is the color, ram the sound vibration, fire is the element. The lotus is ten petaled. This is the center of personal power, ego, intuition (gut instincts), mental understanding of emotional life. Here our self-esteem is defined. Matter is turned to energy. Transformations occur.
Burn through blocks, burn with purpose. A sense of vitality and motivation arises from this chakra. An energy that brings us out into the world. On one website a bird was mentioned as a third chakra symbol however I have not read this on any other website so who knows?
To make this two paged spread I squirted acrylic paint directly from the tube onto the paper with no water and I spread it across the page with an old credit card. That way the page doesnt get so wet and also the layer of acrylic is thin.
You can apply several layers of colors this way, scraping through the top layer to reveal the bottom layer. If your bottom layer is still damp you can place a template over the top and rub paint away paint with a damp cloth. That's called reductive stenciling. I read about these techniques in L.K. Ludwig's book Creative Wildfire. See her website here.
I may add more embellishments later. This is one of my "blocked" chakras. Yoga poses for unblocking include, cat, bow, and twists.