365 Days of Mandalas + a Bonus Leap Year Mandala

I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, a mandala, which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time. With the help of these drawings I could observe my psychic transformations from day to day…My mandalas were cryptograms…in which I saw the self—that is, my whole being—actively at work.

Jung, 1961/1963, pp. 195-196

I have created a mandala every day for 366 consecutive days.  When I first started I was creating 5-6 mandalas a day, so I have actually created many more than 366 mandalas.  The initial plan was to create a mandala a day for 30 days in April 2015.  My job at the medical device company ended March 31 & I wanted to complete a project to celebrate the freedom in my schedule I was about to experience.

April 2015 Mandalas

The last time I posted about my mandala project on my blog I was completing the #100dayproject and I was on 50/100 mandalas.  Oh, how far I have come since then!  I traveled to Bali and attended a Mandala Retreat in August 2015 and my mandalas shifted and changed following that experience.  Then I wrote my Master’s thesis on using the creation of mandalas as an intuitive practice.  I have even started an art business and teach people to create mandalas.

May 2015 MandalasJune 2015 Mandalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2015 MandalasAugust 2015 Mandalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 2015 Mandalas

October 2015 Mandalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2015 MandalasDecember 2015 Mandalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2016 MandalasFebruary 2016 Mandalas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

calendar_March2016Now that this project is complete I will be selling some of the mandalas I have created in my Etsy Shop.  Please let me know either in the comments or in an email (brilliantaquastudios@gmail.com) if you have a favorite mandala you would like made available!

I am graduating with my Master’s degree in counseling psychology this spring and will be attending another Mandala Retreat in the south of France in June.  I cannot wait to see where this experience leads me next!

Reference
Jung, C. G. (1963). Memories, dreams, reflections (A. Jaffé, Ed.) (R. Winston & C. Winston, Trans.). New York, NY: Vintage Books. (Original work published 1961)

 

Note: I used Project 365 Pro to track my mandalas, create the calendars, and to create a slide show for my thesis presentation.  I used a variety of materials to create my mandalas ranging from watercolors & sakura micron pens to acrylic & india inks and oil pastels.  They are also range in size from a 5 x 8.5″ watercolor journal to 11 x 14″ mixed media paper.

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