Designed for use with dry media (colored pencils, crayons, pastel pencils)
View the back cover image (#2) to see all 8 mandala designs in this coloring book.
I designed the "Butterfly" mandala from a dead, completely-intact butterfly I found on one of my morning walks; putting them wing-to-wing created a whole new kaleidoscope-like pattern.
Using an origami-like style, I drew a spiral pattern of doves flying outward from the center, which turned it into a star-like design.
While visiting an old building in Cleveland, OH, I saw this beautiful iron work design of dragonflies and flowers. It inspired me to create the "Dragonflies" mandala.
My inspiration for the "Dreamcatcher" mandala came from a red tail hawk feather given to me from a Lakota Indian friend of mine.
The "Fly a Way With Me" mandala takes an abstract approach to overlapping butterflies from outward from the center.
I created the "Hearts as One" mandala after a visitor to my art booth shared a dream she had from the night before about flying hearts...it consists of 84 hearts.
The "Wings" mandala is an abstract take on all sorts of wings fluttering about.
My inspiration for the "Yellow Jacket" mandala came from an flying yellow-jacket wasp that flew onto my plate of food and stayed long enough for me to notice this pattern on its backside.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady
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I create my own mandala designs by first hand sketching them with pencil and paper, then using a graphics tablet and stylus, I draw the mandala into the computer. I print the coloring book pages on 110lb card stock paper, punch the holes, add the coil binding and then place them in a protective clear bag.
I began creating mandalas in early 1999 after a 10-day trip to Egypt. Through much of that region of the world patterns and symbols decorated just about every structure I visited, whether ancient, old or new. My analytical mind loved the geometry of the Islamic art and the Egyptian hieroglyphics. My heart and soul loved their elegant and symbolic beauty.
When I returned home, I began seeing patterns and symbols in everything around me, even in my dreams. I proceeded to translate these intriguing ideas into mandalas. In early 2000 I learned to use meditation as a way to access the depth of these mandalas, fully exploring their therapeutic and metaphysical natures.
THE LEGAL STUFF:
These 8 mandalas are original, copyrighted designs, intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Reproduction, distribution, sale, and/or resale in any way, shape or form is prohibited. If you do wish to use any or all of these mandala designs for commercial purposes, please convo me about licensing. By buying the In Flight Mandala Coloring Book you agree to these terms. Thank you for honoring this policy.