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Mandala Guidebook Contributor – Donna Gentile


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.

DonnaGentile-portraitDonna 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:

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.

Meet the other contributors at the online Book Launch Party.

This entry was posted in: Inspiration


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.

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