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Mandala Guidebook Contributor – Jackie Fuller

Jackie Fuller

Artist: Jackie Fuller

Location: South Australia

Found on pages: 42-43, 135

Title of Art: Multi Mandala Journal Page

Materials: ink and markers in journal

How has your mandala practice helped you to embrace imperfection?

My general art practice leans towards detail and realism with a search for perfection. Whilst a natural tendency and reflective of my personality, it is a goal often resulting in frustration. Mandala making in my journals is helping me to rethink my idea of perfection – I create in my journal purely for me and find a level of meditative reflection I can’t normally achieve. These mandalas are becoming more organic in nature, constructed with line and are an emptying of my mental chatter onto paper. Often I fill the paper with parts of mandalas rather than the whole, none of it planned or measured. The results are teaching me to let go of expectations of perfection and I am learning to value the process rather than the result. Some parts work really well, some parts don’t. It feels like a metaphor for my life!

Jackie FullerI returned to drawing as a young mother when I was looking for an outlet to express myself and find relaxation. I have occasionally exhibited work and accepted commissions. It has sometimes been agony and ecstasy, but creating art is my saving grace and I can’t imagine life without it. Jackie lives in South Australia. Find Jackie online at


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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