Here’s my step-by-step painting of the Mandala of the Week for week 47 of 2016. The theme for the week: Buckle Up. I used various watercolor media and a white gel pen on 140# Strathmore 400 Watercolor paper.
I painted this mandala inspired by the colors used in three of this week’s Buckle UpMotD images. Using the iridescent watercolors allowed me to give the overall structure a metallic look. The white gel pen lets me highlight and give a shine to 3-D-looking sections within the mandala.
My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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