I am truly fascinated with mandalas–they’re beautiful and intricate, colorful and alive. I’ve tried tangling a few, but I’ve always used a template or a form I’ve created using a compass and protractor. Then someone in the Ornation Creation Facebook group posted this video from ExpressingTheSelf.org showing how you can grow a mandala organically—just start with a seed.
Watch How to Grow a Mandala
Very cool, right?
So I gave it a try. I know the video says, “There’s no such thing as a mistake. Just take whatever happened and repeat it around the circle with care.” Not sure I agree about “no such thing as a mistake,” but I’ll keep trying as this is fascinating to me!
Here’s another video, and then take a look at the completed mandala gallery to give you inspiration and hope.
Just gorgeous! Let me know if you’ve ever tried the hand-drawn approach for mandala creation. How did it go?