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Creative Living Podcast Interview

Friends, I had the pleasure of chatting with Jamie Ridler on her Creative Living Podcast. We talk about: The impact a daily creative practice like creating mandalas has had on my life. How I discovered in my first mandala project 18 years ago, how mandalas can bring people together. What I was most surprised about in creating my first book. What I learned in creating 100 mandalas in 100 days. And so much more. I think you’ll love the energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration that’s in this 25 minute conversation. LISTEN IN HERE. Jamie and I both hope that when you listen to my dream come true story of publishing my first book, that you will be inspired to pursue your own dreams. It can happen! Be sure to leave Jamie a comment on her website. She would love to know that you listened in and what your #1 take-away was from the chat.

Meet the Contributors from The Mandala Guidebook

Open my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” and turn to the contributor gallery in the back where you’ll find ten artists with ten very different design styles. You’ll also notice that they come from all over the globe. It just goes to show that creating mandalas is a universal art form and past time. I asked each artist a question about their mandala practice. Unfortunately in the book I could only include 50 words. Fortunately, I have a website where I could include their full responses along with their bios. Read through on how Michael McGrath’s (Bro. Mickey as I know him) mandala practice can have a prayerful aspect and how healing it is for Donna Gentile to make mandalas. I was inspired to read how many of these very talented artists started later in life. It is a reminder that we are never too old to pick up something new like creating mandalas. Enjoy meeting these lovely and talented mandala artists. Meet Michael O’Neill McGrath Meet Donna Gentile Meet Irina Artamonova Meet Jackie Fuller Meet Jane …

The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art

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Relax, create and connect with mandala art! Do you love coloring mandalas? You’re not alone! Adult coloring books are gaining in popularity every day. Do you want to learn how to draw and color your own mandalas? In The Mandala Guidebook, Kathryn Costa shows you how with easy instructions perfect for the beginner. You’ll find a wide range of projects, each with beautifully illustrated step-by-step instructions covering more design styles and artistic mediums than any other book out there. Simply put, a mandala is a circle with a design in the center, but psychologists and spiritual leaders have used mandalas as a tool for self-reflection and self-exploration through the ages; they have intrigued cultures around the world, from Celtic spirals and Indian mehndi to medieval church labyrinths. And now it’s your turn. If you can write the alphabet, you can create beautiful and expressive mandalas! Journey with “100 Mandalas Challenge” creator Kathryn Costa to create spontaneous and spirited mandala art: Enjoy prompts and questions to practice self-discovery, gratitude, relaxation, meditation and explore your unique talents and artistic path as …

The Mandala Guidebook: How to Draw, Paint, and Color Expressive Mandala Art

If you love mandalas then my book, The Mandala Guidebook is a must-have. It’s packed with beautifully illustrated how-to instructions covering: Freehand and Compass Techniques Sacred Geometry Celtic Spirals Mehndi Mandalas Labyrinths Mixed Media and Collage Methods How to Interpret Your Mandalas Creating with Intention and so much more! “This is an amazing book, really something for every level of artist wishing to create beautiful, meaningful mandalas. Every chapter has something new! So many techniques and projects, this is an art book I will definitely use! This one won’t be gathering dust as do some of my other art books that are just full of pretty pictures….” ~ Tammy Murdock, 5-star review on Amazon Get a Peek Inside My Book! Free Gifts When You Order My Book! I’ve designed a couple of gifts that go with my new book that I want to give you. It’s my way of saying “Thank you for ordering my book!” These gifts are still in development. You’ll receive an e-mail as soon as they are ready. Gift #1 – 100 …