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March Mandala Challenge: Scavenger Hunt Mandalas

The topic for the March Mandala Challenge is Scavenger Hunt Mandala. I’m all about using what you already have to create mandalas. In this challenge, you’ll collect round shaped household items in various sizes to use as circle templates to create a mandala. It’s fun to look at every day familiar objects with a new lens. This challenge is to encourage you to play like you did when you were a kid. Have fun! Challenge Details Collect four or more objects that have a circle shape in various sizes. Do NOT use stencils for this challenge. It’s okay to use objects of other shapes for your mandala but you need at least four circles. Trace the circles starting with the largest circle to the smallest to create a progression of concentric circles. Use a straight edge to draw some guidelines and to break up the circle into four or more sections. Fill the circle with shapes, patterns, and colors. Use any medium. For more design ideas, download the first chapter of my book, “The Mandala Guidebook” at www.100mandalas.com/book …

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 …

How to Draw Mandalas for Beginners

How to Draw Your First Mandala

Think you can’t draw? Think again. I designed this video for you! I’ll show you step-by-step how to draw this mandala. I know you have everything that you need. All it takes is something to write with and something to write on plus a desire to create mandalas. Let’s not forget how much fun it will be to color your first mandala. “I want you to know you did a beautiful job in giving me confidence and explaining and demonstrating how to create a mandala. I’m going to try it tonight!!” – Leslie Teltoe Show Notes Supplies Used Please note these products are linked to Amazon using affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale. I only link to products that I have used and recommend. Thank you for your support of my work on 100Mandalas.com. The commission is used to purchase art supplies and books. Bee Paper Super Deluxe Sketch Pad, 6″ x 6″ Sakura 50035 6-Piece Pigma Micron-01 Ink …

Gratitude Mandalas

42 gratitudes. Pictured above is the Flower of Life pattern made up of 42 petals filled with declarations of people, accomplishments, and gifts that I’m grateful for. At the center is my “inner circle” including my devoted husband, son, colleagues and dear friends. In the white petals are words that describe the qualities that I’m grateful for within this circle. The other circles in this design cover a variety of gratitudes: Family Friends 100 Mandalas Community Accomplishments Gifts and Talents that I’ve nurtured in myself Authors and Artists who I admire If you look closely at my mandala you’ll find some keywords that repeat: friendship, connection, creativity, curiosity, support, love, sharing, and caring. I see each of these words as invitations. Invitations that point to what to focus on in 2017. Last year I did this exercise and it is interesting to look back on how I filled in the design with color and gratitudes. I didn’t look at last year’s mandala before working on my gratitude mandala for this year until now as I post them here in this …

100 Mandalas for Earth Day

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! 1. “Dear Earth” by Katie Daisy source 2. “Earth Day Coloring Page” by Kids Press Magazine source 3. Makobi Scribe source 4. Day and Night from Light Workers source 5. An Eternal Journey – Colours of the Universe source 6. Yin Yang Watercolor source 7. “Every day is Earth Day” Hand Painted Mandala Art on River Rock (detail) source Zentangle by Wayne Harlow for the Earth Day Challenge source 9. Buddha Doodle source 10. Mandala Bottle Cap Magnets source   11. CD Painted source CD Crochet source 13. Danmala by Kathy Klein source 14. Bike Rim by Maggi Squire source 15. Plastic Bag by Virginia Fleck source 16. Recycled Circles by Jane Lafazio (Student Work) source 17. Everyday Objects Mandala source 18. Zenspirations for Earth Day by Joanne Fink source 19. Geninne D. Zlatkis source   20. DIY Dream Catcher || Recycle Newspaper by Tipsy Waltz …

[VIDEO] Luminous Mandalas – Mandalas on Black Background

Today’s theme, “Luminous Mandalas” seems so timely. Here in New England the winter nights are really long. It is dark when I wake up in the morning and dark when I leave the office at the end of the day. I’m counting down the days to the Winter Solstice. One day and counting! Today’s video is more than a how-to demonstration on creating and coloring mandalas. It is also an invitation to consider your own gorgeous bright light and how it radiates to inspire others. In this video you’ll find: An introduction to the Great Round and Stage Twelve. A demonstration using colored pencils on a black background to create a luminous effect. A demonstration of using stencils to create a mandala design. A gallery of luminous mandalas from members of the 100 Mandalas Community that features a variety of styles and mediums. An invitation to join the 100 Mandalas Community. Supplies Used in the Video: Prismacolor Colored Pencil Uni Posca Paint Marker in Silver Strathmore Black Paper, 9 by 12-Inch Cut into a 9″ …

How-to Draw Torus Yantra and Color the Hypnotic Eye [Sacred Geometry]

Let’s pull out our compasses and play! In this video I show you: Tips on how to use a compass. Clear step-by-step instructions on how to draw the Seed of Life, Torus Yantra with 12 petals and 24 petals. How to color the Hypnotic Eye. Gorgeous examples from members of the 100 Mandalas Community in our first video gallery. The hypnotic eye is one of many ways you can color in the Torus Yantra. I learned how to draw the Torus Yantra from Irina Artamonova, a very talented artist from Moscow, Russia and a member of the 100 Mandalas Community. I included several of Irina’s yantras in the video gallery to show you where you can take this form. Check out Irina’s guest blog posts: What is a Yantra? How to Draw a Torus Yantra. These are written instructions. Learn how to draw other geometric mandalas: How to Draw Mandalas – 10 Video Lessons Materials Used in the Video: Compass used in video Faber-Castell Pitt Pens Torus Coloring Pages (You’ll get the Torus 12 Petal …

How to Use Colored Pencils to Color Mandalas

How to Color Mandalas Using Colored Pencils

I’m infatuated with colored pencils, especially my Prismacolor set of 48 colors. I made this video to show you why I love coloring mandalas with them. This video is like getting a FREE class on the basics of colored pencils. It is a perfect companion to the FREE coloring books that you can download, HERE. (Note: The hamsa coloring book is now only available for members of the Sharing Circle.) This video covers: The types of colored pencils – student versus professional grades. How to store and sharpen colored pencils. Price Best paper to use with colored pencils. How to color with colored pencils (hint: think layers). Four blending techniques. Single color gradients. Two color gradients. Mixing your own colors. If you love coloring, watch this video. It is a great introduction to colored pencils. Enjoy! Show Notes Supplies Used Please note these products are linked to Amazon using affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale. I only link to …

How to Draw and Color Mandalas: Step-by-Step Video Instructions on How to Draw Mandalas

Drawing mandalas is not as hard as it looks. I designed these videos to show you step-by-step how to draw mandalas. Once you get the hang of it, watch out! It will be hard to stop. That’s where “Taking the 100 Mandalas Challenge” comes in. Don’t miss new videos as they get published. Sign up for the newsletter to get updates. Let’s start with these videos.   How to Draw Mandalas for Beginners How to Draw Perfectly Symmetrical Mandalas for Beginners How to Use Colored Pencils to Color Mandalas [Sacred Geometry] How to Draw the Torus Yantra and Color the Hypnotic Eye Mandala Luminous Mandalas Mandalas on Black Background Mandala Drawing 10 Video Lessons Color I Course Techniques & Color Harmony  

How to Draw Perfectly Symmetrical Mandalas for Beginners

How to Draw a Perfectly Symmetrical Mandala for Beginners

I’m going to show you my trick for making perfectly symmetrical mandalas. Think you can’t draw? Think Again. I show you step-by-step how to set up a grid to create this perfectly symmetrical mandala. Once you get the hang of it, you can easily take this method and create a 100 different mandalas just by changing the shapes, colors, and little details. Let’s see how easy it is… “I’ve struggled alot with trying to understand how to create a geometric mandala. It was like having a light click on in my head when I watched your second video! Thank you! I’m excited to watch your next video now!” ~ Alexis Antinossi Show Notes Supplies Used Please note these products are linked to Amazon using affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale. I only link to products that I have used and recommend. Thank you for your support of my work on 100Mandalas.com. The commission is used to purchase art supplies …