When I designed the logo for Mandalafest 2016, I intentionally kept the shapes large to give you some creative latitude for the coloring contest. To inspire you to think outside of the “circle,” I embellished and colored the Mandalafest 2016 coloring page.
Let’s start by looking at the coloring page before I embellished it. I kept seeing angel wings in this design. Do you see them? What else do you see within this mandala?
As you can see, I filled in the shapes with various repeating lines. I started with the “wings” and then worked my way around and around the circle focusing on a different shape at a time.
Would you like a closer look?
Ahhhh I thought so.
Now I could stop here, but I love color too much. Add to that this is a coloring contest. I scanned my coloring page with all of the new details and printed up a copy. I feel more relaxed knowing that I can always print another page if I feel like I wrecked the mandala.
As it turned out, I liked what I did on my first go at it…
The central image had a sun like quality. Then I colored the little flowers nestled in their light blue spaces. Isn’t it amazing how we can see more of the details once colored in? Color brings the black and white line work to life. Color attracts and informs. It adds meaning. These are all details that I cover in my book, “The Mandala Guidebook: How to draw, paint, and color expressive mandala art.”
When it came to the angel wings, I wanted to keep them earthy and neutral. The yellow seemed too bright to me. I finished the wings with a gold metallic gel pen.
As I worked on this coloring page, I thought about how it looks like the Mandalafest 2016 is surrounded by angels supporting all who attend and giving them a safe place to blossom. That’s my “mandala story” for this colored version of the logo. Learn how to interpret your mandalas as I just did in the lessons I offer in the Sharing Circle and VIP Lounge. Registrations are now open for 2017. I have a SPECIAL BUNDLE pricing if you join before December 1st. Check it out!
Now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see how you transform the Mandalafest 2016 coloring page. Don’t forget to enter the contest during Mandalafest on October 15/16, 2016.
The coloring contest is one of seven contests happening during Mandalafest 2016 on October 15 & 16. I will be selecting three winners for this contest.
How to Enter:
Step 1: Download the Mandalafest 2016 Coloring Page that’s found in the Mandalafest 2016 Party Planner.
Step 2: Print and Color! Get creative with how you fill in the shapes. There’s even room for you to add to the mandala design. Feel free to go wild embellishing the coloring page using your favorite colors.
Step 3: Post a photo of your coloring page on the contest post over on Facebook at www.facebook.com/100mandalas.
Only 1 entry per person.
About the Prizes:
Three people will win the book and each winner will get one of the art supplies listed here.
The Big Book of Mandalas Coloring Book, Volume 2 – More Than 200 Mandala Coloring Pages for Peace and Relaxation by Adams Media
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine Point, 24-Pack, Assorted Colors
40 Gel Pens in Glitter, Neon, Metallic, Pastel, and Classic Colors from Art-n-Fly
12 Water Brush Marker Pen Set from Art-n-Fly
About the Sponsors:
Art-N-Fly is a premier supplier of arts and crafts products. Visit: www.artnfly.com
Note: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. For complete contest rules, click here.
Have you RSVP’d for the party? Swing by the Mandalafest 2016 page on Facebook and let us know that you are “GOING.”
Learn about the other contests on the Mandalafest 2016 web page.