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July Mandala Challenge – Pattern Play

Mandalas with all of their shapes and spaces lend themselves well for drawing repeating patterns. In this challenge, Kathryn Costa invites you to play with the design principle, repetition. Watch this quick video to see examples of how patterns can easily add detail and beauty to your mandalas. How to Enter Draw a mandala. You… Continue reading July Mandala Challenge – Pattern Play

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Mandala Meditation: Ganesh Yantra

"Where do you get all of your ideas?" I can't tell you how many times I've heard this question. I've been known to say, "Inspiration is everywhere." I think I'll add to that statement, "Inspiration is everywhere. Look around you." Thinking more about this, it's more than looking around you. It's about getting curious. It's one… Continue reading Mandala Meditation: Ganesh Yantra

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5 Reasons to Start a Mandala Practice

Mandalas are everywhere. We see these circular designs with repeating patterns in coloring books, clothing, linens, and home decor. Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates as “circle” or “center.” While mandalas are rooted in Buddhist and Hindu traditions, humans have been fascinated by circular design motifs across all cultures and times. Celtic spirals,… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Start a Mandala Practice