Sketch A Day 2015 - Day 56 - Mandala
I had no idea what a Mandala was when this topic was set apart from it being a round decorative image.....
The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself--a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community.
A mandala is...
An integrated structure
organized around a
I came across this website that gives a really good explanation of how to attempt drawing a Mandala ... follow this link to see how. How To Draw Mandalas
I didn't follow these guides and ended up with the following attempt....
Not quite sure I properly embraced the meaning and belief behind them. I think I'll try again and use my favorite medium watercolour as that would be a lot more relaxing. Or perhaps it would just end up the same = Uncentered, I do feel like my life is a little off center and disorganised :)
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