This week I had a go at drawing a mandala, I watched a mesmerising video and decided to have a go. I drew around bowls and plates in ever decreasing circles until my compass would do and then used that to continue the circles until  I reached the  middle.

There are loads of patterns to either print out or copy on the internet but I decided to just let my pencil go.

I then coloured it in using a restricted palette of 3 pinks and 2 greens, I used brush felt pens. These are water-soluble so I did a bit of watercolour smudging of the colours.

I let it dry and then went over with a black marker to bring out the pattern, not sure if that was a good idea or not.25431

I have drawn out another couple of circles ready so may have another go when I need to calm a racing brain down.

Mandalas do have meanings but I am not really interested in the religious meaning, I just like them and the idea that just sitting quietly and drawing can be used as therapy.

Wikipedia has this:- A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols with a very different application. In modern, typically American and European use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any circle ornament which can be used as a relaxing tool, for diagnostic or in art therapy.


Well, thanks for reading, I’ll be back next week
love Rosie

About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email rosiemiddleton2@gmail.com
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