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, … More 365 Days of Mandalas + a Bonus Leap Year Mandala
I have been creating mandalas (sacred circle art) every day for the past year. Over time I felt the need for my artwork to extend beyond the circle. This started with creating ink backgrounds for my mandalas and eventually led me to take a number of online art classes. … More Experimenting with Pouring Medium
Hi y’all! While I’m going to keep my personal blog here, I now have a business site for my mandalas. You can find my new site at http://www.brilliantaquastudios.com. Along with a friend and colleague from school, Shannon Hoppenstedt, I’ve created a Chakra Mandala Workshop. I’ve attached a flyer below. Head over to my new site … More New Site!!!
This is Part Four in my four part series about my vacation this August. You can see the other posts here: Part One: Great Barrier Reef Part Two: Port Douglas Part Three: Stranded in Palm Cove The Mandala Magic retreat in Ubud was the whole reason that I booked my vacation. I started drawing mandalas … More Vacation Part Four: Mandala Magic Retreat in Ubud
I completed #The100DayProject last Thursday with the mandala shown above (I love a mandala of mandalas). Here is a slideshow of my 100 mandalas created using Project 365 Pro: If you are interested in how I create my mandalas, here are my other posts on mandalas: Mandalas and Time Lapse Mandala. I’ve decided to … More 100 Days of Mandalas
In honor of Mandala Monday, here are two time lapse videos of my mandala drawing and watercolor painting process. This mandala is 97/100 of #the100dayproject. After drawing the grid using a compass, protractor, and pencil, I used a 03 Micron pen, a Moleskine watercolor journal, this set of watercolors and various watercolor brushes. Enjoy!
“The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the self” (Jung, 1965, pp. 334-335). I started coloring mandalas about a year and a half ago when I started my M.A. in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I find the practice of coloring … More Mandalas