August 13, 2014

I have been drawing mandalas..

Mandala No. 5. Watercolor pencil on paper

I started drawing Mandalas some years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite things to do. 

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used to facilitate meditation. I can't tell if I am achieving a meditative state but I can get lost in them.. time flies when I am drawing one!

Mandalas have been found in hundreds of cultures, they are considered sacred in many of them and they are always symmetrical.

This one is the largest I've made. It is about 50 cms. wide.

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