Welcome to 100Mandalas.com and the home of the 100 Mandalas Challenge & Community hosted by Kathryn Costa. If you are interested in drawing, coloring, or working with mandalas, then you’ve arrived at the right place!
Create stunning zodiac charts with zodiac stencils by Kathryn Costa. They are easy to use and a great tool for creatively exploring the art of astrology and your horoscope. Use these stencils in art journaling, mixed media, and more.
Zodiac Chart with 12 Zodiac Symbols Stencil – 8” wheel divided into twelve sections for creating astrology charts, birth charts (also known as natal charts). 12 zodiac symbols (also called glyphs) include Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
Celestial Bodies Stencil – Includes the luminaries and planets in astrology. This set includes the symbols (also known as glyphs) for the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Earth, and Chiron.
See how fun and easy it is to create a zodiac chart with Kathryn Costa’s new astrology stencils. In this first project, you’ll pick two colors that you love to “tap” and “pounce” paint onto the stencil to form the wheel. Then we’ll walk through the progression of 12 zodiac signs from Aries to Pisces adding their symbols and keywords to the zodiac chart.
PROJECT 1 – Create your first zodiac chart with Kathryn Costa’s stencils. Start by selecting two of your favorite colors of paint.
PROJECT 2 – Create a second zodiac chart using colors to reflect the yin (feminine, moon) and yang (masculine, solar) energy. Start with Aries (Masculine) and alternate colors for each sign ending with Pisces (Feminine).
I am grateful to each of the following luminaries who have inspired my journey.
Swati Kameswar A dear friend and personal astrologer, Swati opened this door to astrology for me.
Debra Silverman Love this woman – her wit and her insights. Watch her videos to understand what’s happening astrologically now. She also has a brilliant video series where she brings to life the personalities of each sign.
We need more play in our lives and what better way than to pull out some paints, and a set of Kathryn Costa’s newest stencils from StencilGirl Products. Follow along this 6-part video series to explore the enchanting study of Astrology and learn simple techniques using stencils to create an “Astro Art Journal.”
Astrology is so much more than your sun sign. In fact, it’s a fascinating study of human nature. In this introductory workshop you’ll recognize strengths and challenges in yourself, your family, your friends, and colleagues as you uncover your unique set of signs called your horoscope.
Feed your curiosity and creativity in this FREE video series. The fun begins on October 8th.
Video 1: How to Paint a Zodiac Chart
See how fun and easy it is to create a zodiac chart with Kathryn Costa’s new stencils. In this first project, you’ll pick two colors that you love to “tap” and “pounce” paint onto the stencil to form the wheel. Then we’ll walk through the progression of 12 zodiac signs from Aries to Pisces adding their symbols to the zodiac chart.
The characteristics of each zodiac sign relates to one of the classical elements of fire, earth, air, and water. We’ll make connections with the chakras, the energy centers within your body. If you have Kathryn Costa’s chakra stencils, you can pull those out for more play time in your journal.
Not all signs of the same element are exactly alike. Learn which signs are the instigators, which ones are the finishers, which ones are slow to change, and which ones are the most flexible. We’ll take a look at these qualities in your personal birth chart.
Kathryn Costa from True North Arts and the host of the 100 Mandalas Challenge gives an honest review of the Vivia Colorsheets. Viviva Colorsheets are a palette of 16 super vivid, transparent watercolors.
*Disclosure: The products in this video have been provided to me by Viviva for free for my review. Also, I have linked to products on the Amazon website, where I participate in the Affiliate Program; which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
Yesterday was opening day at The Oasis and for many participants who joined one of the three sessions throughout the day said:
“I’ve needed to get my creativity back.”
There are four ingredients to each Oasis session that will activate your creativity.
1. An Inspiring Theme 2. Soul Journey Meditation 3. Time set aside to show up for your creativity 4. Connection with other kindred spirits (The insights, inspiration, and cool project ideas will fire you up!)
Here’s what Mandy had to say,
“I can’t tell you how the meditation frees me up to really create from a blank slate so to speak. I love it and the weekly theme!!!”
If you are looking to awaken your creativity, stoke the creative fires, or open up your intuition, join me at The Oasis.
Topic: Beltane Fire Date: May 1, 2020 Time Options: 10 am, 2 pm, 7 pm, EST/Boston (check your time zone)
It’s time for Spring cleaning! What limiting beliefs, old habits, karmic patterns, physical or emotional pains are you ready to release? This heavy energy blocks creativity. Let’s clear it!
This week’s theme is inspired by Beltane, a May Day festival held on May 1st about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. We’ll work with the powerful element of fire in the Soul Journey meditation where you’ll transform heavy energy into light and love during a fire ceremony.
The Oasis gives you the time and space to quiet the noise outside yourself, so you’ll find the answers & wisdom within you. The session includes 40 minutes of free time to nourish your soul and creative spirit. You’ll be inspired to create art infused with healing intentions and energy.
We’ll wrap up our Oasis session with a Sharing Circle that celebrates the inspirations and insights of each participant.
Kathryn, do you have a friend who you would love to share this experience with? Invite them to swing by here to sign up too! A journey is best when shared.
Kathryn Costa is an instigator of soulful and creative living. She is an artist, educator, and shamanic practitioner who has opened the door to creative joy for thousands of people in 175 countries through her YouTube videos, online courses, workshops, her book The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art, and her line of chakra stencils from StencilGirl Products. Kathryn’s passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people to find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Kathryn has been an online community developer and teacher for 12 years. Her unique teaching style integrates tools and practices from her training as a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Soul Coach, Virtue’s Project Facilitator, and Jaguar Path Shamanic Practitioner.
Let’s celebrate Mother Earth in our mandala art. To inspire you, I’ve collected some gorgeous examples of earth art including coloring pages, illustrations, and projects using recycled materials. Enjoy!
Have you noticed the amazing things that happen when you show up for your creativity? I love the feeling of creative flow and the magical world of signs and synchronicities. It happens whenever I set an intention and then place my attention on it by attending a class or carving out time for soulful and creative practices.
Now you can get support for your soulful and creative practices and experience more magic, delight, and creative joy at The Oasiswith Kathryn Costa.
With schools closed and stay-at-home orders, the Mandala Drawing I online video series gives parents and kids a fun activity that sneaks in some math skills. Pictured here are Shanelly’s boys who have been working through the video lessons.
Get instant access to 10 video lessons. Each lesson is under 10 minutes and designed to get you creating mandalas quickly and successfully.
The Mandala Drawing I Course Features
10 Video Lessons
Learn how to draw geometric mandala patterns including:
Seed of Life
This course is for you if…
You are a beginner and want to learn how to draw a variety of mandala designs.
You find it easier to learn from watching a video rather than reading a book.
You’ve been creating mandalas for a while and need some inspiration.
You love the Zentangle Method and want to create some new “containers” to play with tangles and repeating patterns.
You have my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” and you haven’t started yet.
If you’re feeling heightened levels of anxiety, grief, and isolation, a Soul Journey Guided Meditation will help you to feel grounded, centered, and peaceful.
Stress, worry, panic are at an all time high with the coronavirus. In recent weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to lead Soul Journey Guided Meditations for small groups and in private 1:1 sessions on Zoom. After every meditation I see a remarkable transformation where the fear, anxiety, and grief is lifted off and replaced with feeling relaxed, centered, and radiant.
Introducing Bespoke Soul Journeys
Kathryn has a very special gift for touching people’s lives where they most need it. Her voice is a part of that gift. It’s very soothing and people find comfort and feel safe. By the end of listening to her meditations, you’ll feel fortified with a new energy to face the challenges that life has set before you. Not very many people can do that. I can say this because Kathryn did that for me when I was feeling so much despair and was living in the darkest days of my life!
Catherine V., California
Soul Journey Guided Meditations will help you to
reduce stress and anxiety
access insights & wisdom
gain clarity & confidence
nourish your body, mind, & spirit
Now you can receive your own personal Soul Journey recordings.
Here’s how it works:
After you purchase your Bespoke Soul Journey, you’ll receive a questionnaire by email.
The questionnaire will guide you in selecting your personalized meditation experience. For example, you can choose a setting that you love – ocean, mountains, forest, etc. Specify your intentions, favorite affirmations, spirit animals, etc.
Each meditation includes soothing background music.
You’ll receive an mp3 file to keep and listen to as often as you’d like
15 to 20 minute recording
You’ll receive your recording within 72 hours
$49 (reg. $79) Bespoke Soul Journey made for you guided meditation from Kathryn Costa.
In light of the swirling energies and fear around the coronavirus, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on art making as a self soothing, grounding, and heart opening activity. Working with the root and heart chakras come to mind as two energy centers within the body that can help you to feel safe, secure, and loved.
If you have my chakra stencils, I invite you to go on a scavenger hunt around your home to find items that you can use to trace the chakra design onto. Here a file folder in beautiful reds and florals captures the color, feeling, and tone of the root chakra. To see the chakra design set against the busy background, I colored in the areas around the triangle and petals with a black Sharpie marker. A red paint pen brightens up all of the black areas with lines and dots. As I worked, I centered myself by reciting positive affirmations.
I am safe. My family is safe & secure. I am financially secure. I feel a strong connection to Mother Earth. I am abundant. I am grounded, centered, rooted, connected, and peaceful.
A page from Flow Magazine featuring a photo in green tones by Lupen Grainine provides a gorgeous back drop for the heart chakra. I cut out the words, “kindness” and “awaken your heart” to set the tone for this journal page. After tracing the chakra stencil, I added some flowing lines to the petals and I relaxed with each mindful breath. I added words as little reminders of what helps me to awaken my heart:
Creating art as a spiritual practice provides us with the gift of stepping out of ordinary time and into sacred space where we create for insight, self expression, and healing. Creating in community furthers this experience; each participant inspires and is inspired by the other participants in a mutually supportive atmosphere.
The mandala art projects in this program are centered around the intention of cultivating loving-kindness and compassion. Each activity includes a guided meditation that invites your attention to the present moment, opens a sacred conversation with your inner wise self, and gently awakens creative flow.
In our creative practice, we’ll work with the four elements, bringing a sweet vigilance to
air: observing our thoughts
water: feeling our emotions
earth: listening to our bodies
fire: awakening our creative spirit
The projects include creating heart chakra mandala art that opens the energy center of love, compassion, and acceptance; the Torus Yantra, a sacred symbol that reflects the expansive energy of the heart center; and a mandala with four gates to illustrate the four elements and four aspects of the self.
This program is for you if you want to give yourself a gift of creative expression that nurtures your body, mind, emotions, and spirit. You’ll go home with new skills, two-three pieces of unique mandala art, a greater awareness of self, and ideas for an on-going creative practice.
Kathryn’s passion can be summed up in three little words: “create and connect.” Kathryn’s workshops help people to find clarity, let go of fear, embrace their dreams, and explore their creativity. Kathryn’s unique teaching style integrates tools and practices from her training as a Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach, Soul Coach, Virtue’s Project Facilitator, and Jaguar Path Shamanic Practitioner.