My First Mandala

So, what is a mandala? It is a Sanskrit word (the ancient Indic language of India), meaning “circle”, according to www.mandalas.com.au. Basically it is a circular image filled with pattern and colour. Mandalas may also have a spiritual meaning and are associated with meditation.

Cindy Belseth is the Canadian artist behind White Violet Art. Her beautiful and dynamic work will amaze you. These are some examples of mandalas that have inspired me. You can see more of Cindy’s creative process on her blog.

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“Brad’s Mandala”, 2ft x 2ft x 2in, Mixed Media on Wood
©WhiteVioletArt2013

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2ft x4ft Mixed Media on Canvas ©WhiteVioletArt

The intricate detail of the mandala is what first caught my attention. After seeing some examples I thought I would give it a go. Here’s what happened…

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Mandala attempt 1, pen outline

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Mandala attempt 1, coloured with pencil

This is my ‘A Piece A Week‘ entry for week 8. It’s a bit wonky! I’ll have to get the compass out next time. Tell me about your experiences if you’ve you created a mandala.

 

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One thought on “My First Mandala

  1. Hi Adriana! Nice to meet you! I love your first mandala! 🙂 Especially the colours, very calming 🙂 Thank you so much for mentioning my blog and work, I’m flattered and happy to have been a bit of an inspiration in any way! ❤
    I look forward to seeing more of your work! Cheers and happy creating! 🙂
    Cindy

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