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  • Spirals and Labyrinths!

    Stage three of the great round of mandala, Labyrinth/Spiral, is one where I feel completely at home! I have loved every moment of this month. I haven’t got round to creating a physical dreamcatcher yet…

    DreamCatcher

    …but I started the month by creating this image of one using Derwent Intense watercolour pencils.

    Labyrinth

    I am still waiting for the experience of walking a physical labyrinth, but in the meantime I had great fun creating this hand drawn one and then walking my finger round its paths.

    Spiral

    Spirals came next, and I’ve been having so much fun with these. This one was created using ready-mix paint…

    Woven Spiral

    …and I made this one by weaving some very thick wool in a spiral. It is absolutely mesmerising if you spin it! That’s all for now, but I’ll try not to leave it so long before I post the next instalment!

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    By on Sunday April 19th, 2015 at 15:54 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, Mandala Magic 2015, Mandalas - Comments Off on Spirals and Labyrinths!

    Into the Bliss!

    I’ve just realised how long it is since I posted anything online. I’ve been busy keeping up with Julie’s Mandala Magic classes, I just haven’t got round to posting anything online. So here’s the first instalment – moving on from the Void to the Bliss…

    Bliss Symbols

    … I created this page of symbols that are important in my life right now.

    Bliss

    I found the bliss quite a difficult stage to be in, and had trouble with the shaving foam technique that Julie recommended. After struggling for a while, I gave up and decided to use a mixture of other watery techniques to create the mandalas on this next image.

    Birth Chart Mandala

    I quite enjoyed making this page which has a background made from patterned tissue paper covered in water activated neocolour crayons. The free birth chart I used comes from the website astro.com. To complete the spread, I handwrote the poem ‘For A New Beginning’ by John O’Donohue.

    Bliss Blend

    Slightly apart from making mandalas, I’ve been playing with paint in a very free way and have taken a few of those images and created this blended mandala. Keep watching for the next instalment!

    Last Mandala

    I’ve just finished the last mandala from Julie Gibbon’s Mandala Magic course

    Mandala 3

    I’d seen these ‘Hamsa’ symbols before, but never knew what they meant. Apparently if the hand is upright it represents protection against the ‘evil eye’; if it is inverted, it represents God’s goodness and blessings. I enjoyed creating it, and I love the bright inktense colours!

    5 Days of Mandala Magic

    Then I put all the mandalas together – as you can see, my favourite is the collage mandala. What’s yours?

    I’ve just signed up for Julie’s year long course called Mandala Magic starting in January. I’m really looking forward to it! – check it out.

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    By on Sunday November 30th, 2014 at 21:41 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, Mandalas - Comments Off on Last Mandala

    Mandala Magic

    Just a quick post to show you my second mandala created on Julie Gibbon’s Mandala Magic Course.

    Intention Mandala

    It’s called an Intention Mandala, and I really enjoyed creating it. It has a hidden layer behind the collage – powerful stuff! I’m working on number three now. Watch this space!

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    By on Monday November 24th, 2014 at 00:59 in Artistic Ramblings, CED, collage, Mandalas - Comments Off on Mandala Magic