I have always loved mandala designs, I find something incredibly satisfying about looking at them and creating them. Many years ago, our business had a whole range of mandala rubber stamps and I was so busy back then that I commissioned other designers when really, what I wanted was to get into the zone and immerse myself in creating them myself.
My friend Beth makes exquisite crocheted jewellery, and one piece of hers that I wear quite a lot (it seems to go with most of my wardrobe) is this one, a rainbow mandala.
Through Beth, I found out about an online class called Mandala Magic run by artist Julie Gibbons and took her free five day class last December. These are some of the mandalas I created – they’re all around eight inches in diameter.
Flower of Life Mandala
Lotus Flower Mandala
There’s still one of my old mandala designs that is still in production at Chocolate Baroque too. It’s called the Waterlilly Mandala and I have to show you some of the amazing cards created by Miranda who used to be on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team. Aren’t these just stunning?
I see mandalas cropping up all the time in colouring books, and quite a lot of you have taken up my free email sign up mandala download, so I’m guessing they’re still pretty popular. What do you think, do you love them or are they a bit ‘meh’ for you?