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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Techniques / Drawing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:32
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483589602

Mandala Maker

by Rae Kelly

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This guide is designed as a tool that anyone, young and old, professional or not, can utilize to focus, create, and meditate through the process of drawing and coloring the circular, repeating, mathematical designs known as mandalas. As many have seen recently, the benefits of coloring, such as in adult coloring books, go far in terms of mental and emotional health, and this book is meant to take you a step further, to the creation of art itself. This allows for the additional psychological and therapeutic benefits of using your creativity and making it a regular part of your lifestyle, whether for personal motivation, or through the encouragement of a medical professional.


The practice of creating mandalas has been used often throughout history, in many different cultures, as a method of organization, representation of spiritual and religious elements, or as a meditative practice. In addition, modern psychologists, such as Carl Jung, have been proponents of mandala drawing practices as a way to analyze one's emotional state, to calm and focus the mind, and to bring oneself into a mental state of peaceful, meditative tranquility. In addition, the form of a mandala is universally appealing as an artistic creation, showcasing an appealing balance of proportion, linework, and color, which can transform the feel of nearly any space it occupies and add a beautiful aesthetic to your surroundings. By using this guide, you will be able to create your very own mandala artwork, which can be used for a variety of purposes, whether artistic, psychological, or purely for leisurely enjoyment. In addition, there is information on various mathematical aspects that have been designated for each grid, as well as a writing space for each section, which you can use as a journal, for describing your emotions as you create, or for psychological analysis, whether personal or professional. If you wish to take your creations further, into a more professional artistic field, this guide will also help you understand the process for initiating your own mandala creations. With this, you can continue to produce and evolve in a creative format, whether you are a professional artist or a casual one. Let your mind and spirit flow free into the creation of mandalas!

About the author
Rae "Hobo" Kelly is an artist, writer, and tattooist whose inspiration is drawn from her experiences living in culturally diverse areas in several regions around the world. Her travels throughout South Asia, where she spent nearly a decade of her life, as well as the Washington, D.C. area where she was raised, gave her exposure to a number of different approaches and attitudes regarding life, art, and coexistence with people whose backgrounds were very different from her own. This helped shaped her work in the way it shaped her perspective on the world around us, and her drive to create art was coupled with a desire to connect with people on deeper psychological and spiritual levels, as a means for us all to better understand each other and, by doing such, to learn to communicate and coexist on this planet alongside one another more harmoniously than we often find ourselves in modern times.