Artist: Donna Gentile
Location: Connecticut, USA
Found on page: 133
Title of Art: Love Mandala
Materials: Watercolor & ink on paper
Donna, how has making mandalas been healing for you?
I discovered mandalas during a time of trauma. They helped me process pain, overcome limiting beliefs and heal naturally. In the “Watercolor Love Mandala” featured here, I set the intention to attract “love” to bring peace, balance and harmony back to my heart, soul and life when I was the target of extreme anger, fear and controlling behavior. What happened to me is a part of my past story, but it doesn’t define me. Making mandalas helps me tell my new story, express gratitude, attract positive people, energy and things and make the transformations I desire in life. It allows me to celebrate my authentic self, focus, relax, set goals, connect and work through difficult thoughts and emotions. Mandalas are a powerful creative tool for personal growth and healing. Today, I live a vibrant, happy life teaching Mandala Art Workshops to inspire, empower and transform people, communities and the Earth.
Donna Gentile is an artist, graphic designer, singer/songwriter and educator who teaches art workshops that inspire, empower and transform people and communities. As the founder of Community Mandala Project, and owner of THE HIVE (art studio), Donna teaches Mandala Art Workshops to help us connect to our center, where we (re)discover strength, passion and purpose — and where natural healing takes place.
Connect with Donna:
Email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio phone: (860) 238-4554
“The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art” by Kathryn Costa is available from North Light Books.
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