All posts tagged: creativity

January Mandala Challenge: Mandala Inspiration Wheel

I’m delighted to announce a new series to inspire your muse called the Monthly Mandala Challenge. Look for a video each month that introduces the theme, contest details, and the prizes. Project Theme for January: Mandala Inspiration Wheel One day while looking at my wall on Facebook, I noticed a really cool video clip of a fidget spinner whirring above a hand-painted mandala with the question, “What gift can you give yourself more of today?” The possible answers delighted my heart – ease, novelty, play, stillness, rest, adventure… I clicked through to my friend Tonia Jenny’s Facebook wall and saw that she had created some other Fidget Spinner Fortunes that posed more heart expanding questions and answers. What can you give yourself more of this week? What will support your dreams today? What is your soul asking for? I’m a DIY kinda gal and thought, I want to make one! But wait, I’d love to see what my mandala family would create. I reached out to Tonia and she generously offered to be the first …

mandala travel journal on the go

Six Strategies for Making Mandalas a Daily Practice

“I don’t have time to make mandalas every day.” If you want to find more time each day for an artful activity like creating a mandala a day, try these strategies: Get Organized Collect the basic materials you’ll need for the activity you want to do each day. I have a table that is dedicated to my mandala practice where I keep my basic supplies handy. Whenever I have a moment to create, everything is within hands reach and I can get to work without having to take the time to find what I need. Before I had a dedicated room for my mandala practice, I would keep my supplies in a cabinet with the different types of supplies organized in baskets. It made it easy to move the supplies to whatever room I found myself creating. Keep in mind, you don’t need much space to start a mandala practice. Make It Portable With mandala making, you don’t need many tools or supplies to get started. A simple pencil case can hold your tools including a …