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The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art

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If you love mandalas then my book, The Mandala Guidebook is a must-have. It’s packed with beautifully illustrated how-to instructions covering:

  • The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala ArtFreehand and Compass Techniques
  • Sacred Geometry
  • Celtic Spirals
  • Mehndi Mandalas
  • Labyrinths
  • Mixed Media and Collage Methods
  • How to Interpret Your Mandalas
  • Creating with Intention
  • and so much more!

“This is an amazing book, really something for every level of artist wishing to create beautiful, meaningful mandalas. Every chapter has something new! So many techniques and projects, this is an art book I will definitely use! This one won’t be gathering dust as do some of my other art books that are just full of pretty pictures….”

~ Tammy Murdock, 5-star review on Amazon

Get a Peek Inside My Book!



Free Gifts When You Order My Book!

I’ve designed a couple of gifts that go with my new book that I want to give you. It’s my way of saying “Thank you for ordering my book!” These gifts are still in development. You’ll receive an e-mail as soon as they are ready.

Gift #1 – 100 Mandalas Checklist & Log

In this checklist you’ll get 100 ideas for creating mandalas. I’ve organized the ideas to follow the projects in my book. The check list will help you to keep track of your “100 Mandalas.” Whether you’ve taken up the 100 Mandalas Challenge (that’s the personal challenge to create 100 mandalas in 100 days) or you are hooked on mandalas and want more creative ideas, you’ll love this checklist. The log helps you to keep track of all of the mandalas that you create and a record of your favorite techniques and color combinations.

Gift #2 – Video Companion Series

My camera has been “rolling” these days as I shoot videos to go with my book. In this series, I share with you some of the stories behind the projects in my book. I also share some tips and tricks that didn’t make it into the book.

How To Get Your FREE Gifts:

STEP 1: Order the Book.

You can order “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” by Kathryn Costa from any book seller. The button below will take you to Amazon.


Other Booksellers:

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STEP 2: Register to receive the free gifts.

You’ll need your order number to request your free gifts. After you order your book, click on the button below to sign up to get your gifts. Look for an e-mail when they are ready.


Questions? E-mail me at


  1. Let me know how I can help! And put Michigan on your book signing tour. I would love to see you!!!!! I can’t wait to get your book!!!!


  2. Thank you both! I will definitely call on you to help me to get the word out. This first time author isn’t afraid to ask for help. If I can swing it, I will tour where ever I can! Let’s see if we can get creative with the time and money pieces of the tour. It will be fun!


  3. susan kolovson says

    Congratulataions! I am thrilled for you and can’t wait to see the book! What an exciting year you’ve been having and will continue to have. Wishing you sweet success!


    • Thank you Susan! It has been an incredibly exciting and fast-paced year. I don’t see it slowing down either. I’m loving every moment, every mandala, every connection… Thank you for being an awesome contributor. I love your mandalas and thoughtful reflections. You are also a generous commenter. I appreciate you!


  4. I can’t wait for this. I will definitely be pretty ordering when I can. I really wish I could figure out a way to make money being creative. It makes me so happy. Thanks for inspiring me to learn more about this practice.


  5. Fabienne says

    I can’t wait to buy your book. I will buy 2, one for my Mum and one for me. I already printed your book cover for my Mum and will show it to hr when I go to visit her in 2 weeks.
    I will tell every body about your book!
    I’m so excited and admire you so much for this site, for your coming book, for everything!!


    • Fabienne, it will be some fun “show-and-tell” for your mother. I’m sure she will like to have that copy of the cover and will have something to talk about with the other residents and the staff. Thanks too for your support. I will definitely need your help in getting the word out! I’m feeling really supported.


    • Ellie! I am always so happy when I see your name pop up. I’m working on an online “retreat” for January. Watch for it. Hope all is well on your end.


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  7. Angella deJager says

    your book’s cover is amazing. It is irresistible Kathryn!!! Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy 🙂


    • I just received my first author review yesterday! Your artwork looks fabulous. As I was flipping through the gallery my favorite part was seeing all of the contributors precious faces. This is going to be a gorgeous book. Thank YOU for contributing your artwork. And, congrats on getting a piece on the cover!


  8. Gigi says

    I can wait to get your book! I really want to use it as a reference in an art and yoga workshop I’m planning. Do you have a release date yet?


  9. Hi Kathryn I have been coloring mandalas for at least 10 pr more e years always wanted to learn how to draw them. I always have them stuck in my walls and bedroom cupboard the family loves it. I really got into mandalas when I was bedridden with a serious back problem needed surgery but no one would do it. Last year I nearly died . Strange as it was all I wanted was my crayons and mandalas as soon as I was able to use my hands they helped me so much I believe they are what helped me. I joined your group a few weeks ago and last week noticed your you tube tutorials they have helped me so much all I want to do is draw them. I would have loved to join your group for your retreat and to subscribe but we can’t afford it financially. I absolutely love the way you teach and would love to learn all I can. I don’t even think I can afford your book which to me would be as sacred as a bible I love mandalas so much.

    I just wanted to let you know how you and mandalas have helped me I am severely disabled, deaf and home pretty much 24/7 due to chronic health problems. I just want to learn as much as I can.

    Thanks for being such a great person.

    Regards Mela Crane


  10. Patience is not my greatest virtue. How will i get through til June 2nd when amazon gets your book? Make lots of Mandalas I guess:)


    • Good news is that you may not have to wait until June! It looks like the book will be in hand in early May. Thank you for your enthusiasm! I can’t wait for you to get the book and try out the projects.


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