Hey there lovely creator!💕
🤸♀️I might be jumping around a bit but hang in there with me!
This week I really want to go back and expand on a fun, beautiful way of getting creative that’s been around for centuries! Mandala art can be done in so many ways and previously I went over how you can paint them using those fun dotting/dabbers in part 1 but of course that’s not the only way!
During my Creatively Fit training I am going through, under the lovey Whitney Freya and her team of coaches, we had an exercise Creatively Fit Coach Angela Murray showed us I thought was just so fun and simple to do that I really wanted to share it with you all.
This is another great way to create and enjoy the beauty of the Mandala using colored pencils, pens or markers. Whatever you have at home.
In case you don’t already know I am artist April Small and I am a long time acrylic paint class instructor and certified Master life Coach/Therapeutic Art Life Coach who you can connect with directly on Facebook . I love to bring people and communities together to get creative and particularly LOVE helping individuals like you to find your creative path. Each and every one of us has their own unique creative voice and I feel as though it is my special place her on earth to help others tap into that innate creative being that is often lying dormant deep within you. We as humans have a strong desire to take our ideas and see them into existence, we find so much pleasure and joy in the creative process and build confidence and self-esteem when we see the results of our efforts. Check my business page Odonata Artistic Services for my upcoming in person or virtual classes and workshops or join my group Creating HeART to further develop your creative habit.
📒For the surface we are using a simple piece of paper. It helps if the paper or other surface is a square shape so you may want to just take a piece of paper and cut the access piece off.
🚨HELPFUL TIP ALERT🚨
If your worried about cutting your paper into a perfect square, simply take the paper fold one corner over till its flush with the opposite side and then just cut off the piece still left exposed like this.
✏Pens colored pencils, markers…. whatever you have laying around. I use these Art Markers from Amazon and a Sketch Set from Michael’s.
🖌Although you could adapt this project to other surfaces like a canvas with paint as your medium instead!
🚨HELPFUL TIP ALERT🚨
If you are anything like me and you want to make sure you keep your structure on track you can also purchase these stencils that are supper helpful in putting a base set of lines down to keep your project centered and symmetrical.
1️⃣The very first thing you will do is find the center of your paper and make a dot.
2️⃣Now make a larger circle around that dot.
3️⃣Next make a small line going in each direction of the paper, like a cross or an X.
4️⃣From here you have a great base to work out from, you can keep this as simple or make it as complex as you would like. Also get creative with what your adding to your Mandala just remember that the pattern should be equally matched on the opposite side. Check out my example.
👉Once you have completed your project I really hope🤞🤞🤞 you share how it went and what you came up with! Please feel free to comment below and/or on Facebook (OdonataByAS) and Instagram (OdonataArtisticServices) I am here if you have an questions or run in to any issues during the process and will get back to you as quickly as I can within my ability to do so.
💓Sending lots of love to you and best wishes on your magical creative journey,
Artist and friend April Small💕