Making Mandalas

I've been somewhat obsessively drawing mandalas lately. Thinking of myself as someone who doesn't draw, it surprises me to suddenly have a growing stash of fancy sketch books and pens. I take them along with me everywhere I go, and in any free moment, with Rick or a cappuccino or a glass of wine for company, I pull out my book and pen and start drawing in circles.


I have dozens of them already, and told myself at first to wait to see what they want to do until I have at least thirty of them. As I passed that number, and just kept going, the idea came to me to offer them as coloring pages, so that's what I'm about to do.

Have you noticed that coloring books for grown-ups are hot these days? I have no interest in a project like putting together a book. I'm more into draw, share, draw, share. That's enough. Besides, I'm kind of late to the adult coloring book party. There's a growing number of them out there, and what I like about that is that it confirms that people love to color. It makes us feel good, and that makes the world a better place.

I'll soon be offering individual pages in PDF format for sale on my website, for a very small price, so happy colorers can do as many as they want to. I have to work out the tech part of it, but for starters I have some to offer for free. I did these little mandala cards to give as a gift to those who sign up for my mailing list. Yes, we all know there's some give and take in this. I give you access to something really pretty and fun that you can use in your own happy life, and you give me permission to send you an email once a week or so, letting you know that there's new fun stuff to peruse on my website. I think it's a great exchange for all concerned.


So, my fellow colorers, I hope you'll pop over and subscribe to my mailing list. It only takes a second, and you'll be directed to instant access to the mandala cards. I hope you'll enjoy them, and stay tuned for more.

Comments

So beautiful! Love the idea of coloring as a meditative practice. You are so wonderfully creative. xoxo
Kim Miles said…
Thanks Laurel! And colored pencils are easy to fit in a trailer!