Mandala means “sacred circle” in Sanskrit. These beautiful, ornate circles have been in existence for centuries, captivating people across generations, religions and cultures.
Psychologist Carl Jung is known for introducing mandalas to the Western World. He notably used them with his patients as a tool for self-discovery.
Believed to encourage wellness, mandalas can be used for meditation and relaxation purposes. In recent years, they seem to have found a niche in popular culture, showing up in art and on t-shirts. And you can find a version of a mandala coloring book in most arts and craft stores.
As a young girl, I would spend hours drawing in my room, replicating the world around me and in my own mind. I enjoyed drawing but also the experience which helped me get to a different mind space and perspective.
I have always been interested in Asian culture and artwork. Recently, I have become fascinated with mandalas and felt compelled to start creating my own.
Since I have started drawing again, using the mandala format, I have happily reawakened the excitement and creativity I remember feeling as a young girl.
I love coming up with new designs and watching the seed in the center of the circle grow into a larger whole. I am often very surprised by the end result, because the creative process is much bigger than the self.
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Have a happy mandayla!