Mandala by iHanna #1

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve even doodled a few before (but they’ve been more flower like). But now I’ve fallen in love for real.

I’ve fallen for the meditative slow drawing of the mandala. Fallen in love with starting (always in the middle), drawing slowly, going outwards, finishing it – and feeling its pace.

I’m working on an embroidered mandala right now (as seen in #3 of the e-zine &Stitches), and just posted about this art form (in Swedish) on Broderiakademin. It was after watching one of many youtube videos about how to draw a mandala that I got started. Here, let Maja Rod, show you:

How to grow a mandala

If you want to see examples of awesome mandala drawings you should visit Tammy of DaisyYellow. Her manaldas have been inspiring me for years too, always vivid, cool and inspiring. And by the way, the theme for Creative Every Day in July is round, quite fitting isn’t it?

Will you draw a mandala this week?