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Creating Personal Mandalas: Story Circle Techniques in Watercolor and Mixed Media

Authors: Cogger, Cassia
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: ART035000, ART017000, CRA054000
ISBN: 9781440351082, Related ISBNs: 1440348324, 1440351082, 9781440348327, 9781440351082
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 144,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Relax your spirit and reconnect to your authentic voice.

Discover the simple magic and mystery that awaits you when you express yourself within the safe space of a circle. In Creating Personal Mandalas, you'll see how this most basic of shapes can open your heart and always leads you back to your center. In each of the 10 chapters, you'll explore two soul-expressing mandala exercises, facts and history on featured symbols, insights for using the confines of the circle for personal and visual storytelling, as well as inspiring art and reflections from contributing guest artists.

   • 20 exploratory step-by-step mandala exercises--each an opportunity for new self-exploration, beginning with tips on establishing the right mindset
   • Interesting facts about symbols and sacred geometry, including suggestions for using them in your mandala projects
   • Practical art-making direction on the elements of design, watercolor tips, composition prompts, seeing color as a storytelling element and more
Use Creating Personal Mandalas to start expressing your life stories with the infinite possibilities of the circle.
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