Mandala Artists

Creative Artwork for Balancing and Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit

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Well, one painting a year is better than none, I guess :-)

Just looking at that last post... Can't believe it's been a year! 

This year I am making definite changes in my life so that it's not all about 

the "rat race", so that I have time to paint and to write... and spend 

time with our aging parents, our children and our friends :-)

( I'll let you know how that goes! And hopefully not a year from now!)

I wish you all a great 2012 ~ and please make time for the important things!

Blessings, love and light~…

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Added by Janine Wooten on February 20, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Have you had a personal Mandala experience you'd like to share?

On my website I am adding a page for people to share their personal experience(s) with Mandala Art.

What better place to ask people if they'd like to share than on this site?

So if you have a personal story that demonstrates how Mandalas have revealing, enlightening, healing and/or transformational properties, please feel free to email them to me at MandalaArtist@gmail.com

Please try to keep the writing very concise, and keep to relevant information. I reserve the right to edit… Continue

Added by Janine Wooten on December 5, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Pick up Trash! Make Art!

I have started a new series of mandalas called Pick up Trash! Make Art!



The mandalas gently urge others to pick up their trash and recycle. It spreads the message in a fun way without being preachy.



I talk walks around outside taking pictures of the trash, then picking it up. Some of the trash pictures are then made into mandalas. I also like to play around with the mandalas and transform them into something new and different.



Plastic World is one of my base… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on June 5, 2009 at 9:28am — No Comments

Coloring Mandalas

I am not sure how many people here are interested in coloring mandalas, but I have made some mandalas for coloring to share. They are little mandalas, only about 2 inches around. I find they are nice to do on a busy day when I don't have much time to relax.



I have blogged about them here:



http://ilahbarnes.wordpress.com



And have them available as a free download at Lulu.



http://stores.lulu.com/mandalasbyilah



I tried to upload the files to… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on February 26, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Old themes and new directions

I am expanding in a new direction on my digital mandalas. I enjoy making abstract digital art and I have made some of this into mandalas. I also enjoy playing around with colors and filters after I have made the mandala to get a lots new mandalas.



I have just posted two of my mandalas made from my abstract art, two exclusives I am only posting here.



The third mandala is a preview for my new gallery:



http://beautyfromtrash.wordpress.com



All the… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on February 19, 2009 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Mandala Article in Dec/Winter Reiki News Magazine

Hello All!



I just wanted to share that I have an article in the current Winter (Dec-Feb) issue of Reiki News magazine!



You can find it in Barnes and Noble & Borders ~ I'm not sure about smaller bookstores. Or I can maybe post it somewhere on this site... hmmmm... I'll try that. Anyway, it's entitled "Mandalas, Healing and Higher Consciousness" if you want to check it out! I'm excited!



I send everyone love, blessings and wishes for a great Christmas / Holiday…

Added by Janine Wooten on December 11, 2008 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Just a weed

This latest series comes from a photo of a lone weed growing out of a small crack in the sidewalk. That's it - just sidewalk and weed. If you look very close, some of them also have a ladybug.



I like the interaction of nature with traditonal urban elments. Many of my mandalas have a plant or part of a plant along with urban materials like sidewalk or brick.



You might have noticed that the photos start with 2. Weed mandala #1 is on one of my other blogs.



I would… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on November 17, 2008 at 11:25am — No Comments

Urban Mandalas and Everyday Mandalas

I like to create mandalas from photos of urban images and everyday objects. Many people associate inner peace with "peaceful settings" - forest, beaches, mountains, fields of flowers. Peaceful places are generally envisioned as areas of nature far removed from major urban areas. I feel that peace is where you find it and where you create it.



Peace can be found in city side walks, in bridges, railroad tracks, buildings, railings, statures, monuments and a thousand other bits and… Continue

Added by Ilah Barnes on November 13, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Why I created this group:

Artists are a unique group ~ my brother calls us "special"~ and Mandala Artists are an even more unique group within the general group of artists!



Have you ever felt like it was difficult to explain to people what a Mandala is, or what it "does"? I felt that way when I first started studying Mandalas, and I also felt like I was in a group of people that was at best a great minority. When you did a Google search at that time, almost 10 years ago, it yielded 18 results if I remember… Continue

Added by Janine Wooten on October 24, 2008 at 10:09am — 2 Comments

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