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Mandala Guidebook Virtual Book Launch Party

Dear Mandala Family,

You are invited to join me and mandala enthusiasts from around the world to celebrate the release of my new book, “The Mandala Guidebook.”

This page will be updated throughout the event. Prizes and contests will be revealed and links within the schedule will be activated. Bookmark this page and come back throughout the event so you don’t miss anything!

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
After Party: Runs until Tuesday, May 24, 2016 until noon

Place: Facebook
Party Wall

Time: Drop by any time beginning at 11:00 AM EST or stay the whole afternoon! There will be an “after party” with a few contests. I know some of you live in different time zones or have to work. See the schedule below for more details. Note schedule is subject to change.

HASHTAG: #mandalaguidebook

PARTY PLANNER: Download this party planner for ideas on how you can participate.

Download Chapter One from The Mandala Guidebook

Buy The Mandala Guidebook (and get two thank you gifts)

Buy the ePub version of The Mandala Guidebook.



11:00 AM (EST) – Opening Session

Watch the video replay, HERE

Go to the Party Wall on Facebook

Join Kathryn Costa author of “The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” for a little coffee talk. Kathryn will explain the events of the day and how you can participate. Learn about the first two contests.

All videos will be recorded for those who can’t make it live.

Prize #1: Mixed Media Mandala Starter Kit – CLOSED

This prize includes a copy of The Mandala Guidebook, two (2) stencils from StencilGirl Products, and three (3) Dylusion Ink Sprays. Wow!



Thank you to our friends at Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine for the fabulous gift!


Prize #2: May/June Issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors – CLOSED

This issue is gorgeous and focuses on mixed media.


Thank you to our friends at Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine for the fabulous gift!


12:00 noon (EST) – Benefits of Creating Mandalas

Watch the video replay, HERE.

Kathryn Costa will chat about how she takes her mandala practice to the next level to create a super relaxing environment. Learn about contest #3 and how you can get your party favors.

Prize #3: The Mandala Guidebook plus a bottle of Young Living Essential Oil – Peace & Calming II.

I love essential oils. They compliment my mandala practice by helping me to create a relaxing environment.


Thank you to my dear friend Alison Philips Roebuck, Young Living Independent Distributor for providing these gifts and party favors. Visit her website:

Contributor Spotlights:

Michael O’Neill McGrath

Donna Gentile


1:00 PM (EST) – Interview with Sparkle & Inspire

Watch the video replay, HERE.

Go to the Party Wall on Facebook

Kathryn Costa will jump online live to introduce the next segment that includes an interview with Cindy Harrison and Miz Meliz from the Sparkle & Inspire Show. Learn about contest #4.


I had so much fun meeting up with Cindy Harrison and Miz Meliz who produce a weekly DIY craft show called, Sparkle & Inspire. Just last Sunday we met up online to record an interview and they asked some good questions that I haven’t discussed before in other interviews.

Read the book review and watch the interview here:

Prize #4: The Mandala Guidebook – CLOSED


Thank you Cindy and Miz Meliz for cosponsoring this contest. Be sure to follow @100mandalas and @MizMeliz

Sample Tweets:

Want to learn how to draw mandalas? #MandalaGuidebook.

Get the first chapter of #MandalaGuidebook now.

Draw your first mandala. All you need is a pen, paper, 15 minutes and this free download.

I have Mandala Fever! #MandalaGuidebook

Join the most epic book launch party! It’s happening now. #MandalaGuidebook

7 ways to win prizes. Today only! #MandalaGuidebook

Watch for more tweetables on the Facebook party wall.

Contributor Spotlights:

Maria Mercedes Trujillo A.

Neomi Mor

Tara Asuchak


2:00 PM (EST) – Party Theme and Coloring Mandalas

Watch the video replay, HERE.

Kathryn will talk about the party theme and how it relates to contest #5.

Prize #5: Permission Slips for Your Heart & Soul by Patricia Mosca – CLOSED


Thank you to my dear creative soul sister, Patricia Mosca for donating a copy of her book!

Contributor Spotlights:

Patricia Mosca

Irina Artamonova

Claudia Gray

Featured Reviewer: Violette Clark (Giveaway ALERT – Be sure to click through for a bonanza giveaway over on Violette’s blog. $70+ value).


3:00 PM (EST) – Play with Your Food & Eat Your Mandalas

Watch the Replay HERE

Kathryn reveals the “candy mandalas” that she made and offers some design tips on what to look for in your candy selection and how to pull all of the little pieces together. Learn how to avoid the “scattershot” effect in your mandala designs. PLUS get a peek inside Kathryn’s home studio.

Prize #6: The Awe-Manac by Jill Badonsky

Friends you will love this book by Jill Badonsky. It is packed with inspiration for each day of the year. I love Jill’s playful and whimsical style that is why I thought to win this book, I would encourage YOU to play.



Contributor Spotlights:

Jane LaFazio

Louise Gale

Jackie Fuller

Featured Reviewer: Mary Beth Shaw from StencilGirl Products – See how Mary Beth was inspired by The Mandala Guidebook and used stencils from her StencilGirl collection to create a gorgeous mandala. I’m so inspired to pull out my stencils and play. I have some fresh new ideas! Go get inspired by Mary Beth’s post.


6:00 PM (EST) – Final Toast & Winner Announcement

Watch the replay, HERE.

Bring your toasting glasses and raise them with Kathryn as we celebrate The Mandala Guidebook and our wonderful mandala community. Learn about the after party and contest #7

Winners will be announced for contests 1, 2, 4, and 5.

After Party – Watch the replay, HERE.

Live video will be on my personal Facebook page:

Go to the Party Wall on Facebook

The party continues! You have until noon on Tuesday, May 24th to enter in contests 3, 6, and 7. Kathryn will be broadcasting from her office at the day job! Get a peek inside her cozy space. Winners will be announced.

Prize #7: Days of Doodles Zen Coloring Kit (Two winners will get this prize!)


Winner #1: SANDY MOORE



This entry was posted in: Events


Kathryn Costa is an instigator of soulful and creative living. Her passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s programs help people to find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Kathryn has been an online community developer, teacher, and soulful guide for 12 years. Her unique teaching and coaching style integrates tools and practices from her training in Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching, Soul Coaching, The Virtue’s Project, and Jaguar Path Shamanic Apprenticeship Program.


    • Thank you Mary. If you have Prime, you’ll get it in a couple of days. I hope you’ll be able to swing by and join the party on Sunday, May 22nd.


  1. Peg says

    Kathryn, I am so impressed with your book! It is so rich with amazing content that I want to do everything NOW:) I am a newbie to Mandala drawing and coloring, so your book is invaluable to help me with my Mandala journey. What a perfect compliment to being a member here, as well! And,may I add that the book itself is a beautiful work of art. The slick, thick pages, the bright white of the paper shows your beautiful color work brilliantly! Thank you so much for all of your hard work in creating this valuable tool. I can feel your heart and soul in your writing. As soon as I allow myself to look ahead in your book, I will most definitely write this review on Amazon! Three cheers to you:)


    • Wow Peg! Thank you for your note and sharing all of the ways you love my book. Thanks too for your offer to write a review on Amazon when you are ready. May this book be a source of inspiration bringing you many hours of creative joy! ~ Kathryn


  2. Catherine says

    Wow, I hope I am not missing anything. I keep hopping to Facebook and here. Between coloring and making mandalas. I can not watch live but as soon as it is done I can watch. I think it is because I am on the iPad. I have tweeted a few things and want to keep creating! Thanks for doing this. My mind keeps saying I should be weeding the garden, or doing some sewing. But my heart knows the best for me right now is creating mandalas. Even opened up two new packages of markers to color with. My soul needed this more then I knew. Of course I am perusing your book too.


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