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Print & Color my original hand-drawn mandalas. Grab a few Dollar Mandala JPG files for just $1 each! Retire a mandala to use with full rights for only $12. Mandalas are great for coloring pages, greeting cards, even cross-stitch patterns! Request a custom mandala, beginning at $12.

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I have been coloring and creating mandalas most of my life. I was born at Pi -- 03:14 -- which explains my obsession with all things circular! Mandalas are my life's endeavor. I have been blessed to share my mandalas with so many who find hope and healing in the calming, centering designs. Inspired by the works of Carl Jung and Tibetan sand mandalas, I'm utterly fascinated by concept of sacred geometry. In my '20s I began to integrate prayer and meditation into my…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 28
  • Joined September 18, 2011

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meditation, prayer, archival paper, coquille paper, vellum, permanent marker, India ink, Ebony pencil, gessoed Masonite panels, sable brush, acrylics, Wacom tablet and pen, JPGs

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Print & Color my original hand-drawn mandalas. Grab a few Dollar Mandala JPG files for just $1 each! Retire a mandala to use with full rights for only $12. Mandalas are great for coloring pages, greeting cards, even cross-stitch patterns! Request a custom mandala, beginning at $12.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/OmandalamamaO
http://www.etsy.com/shop/OmandalamamaO/policy

I have been coloring and creating mandalas most of my life. I was born at Pi -- 03:14 -- which explains my obsession with all things circular! Mandalas are my life's endeavor. I have been blessed to share my mandalas with so many who find hope and healing in the calming, centering designs. Inspired by the works of Carl Jung and Tibetan sand mandalas, I'm utterly fascinated by concept of sacred geometry. In my '20s I began to integrate prayer and meditation into my creations. Finding peace on this spiritual path, mandalas continue to be the ultimate form of creative expression for me and I am so happy when someone enjoys using them.

My mandalas are 100% original and hand-drawn by starting with pencil on paper. Then I scan them in, futz around with them, print and doodle further on them with pens, not stopping until they feel "right." This is an important distinction for me: I DO NOT use templates, mandala programs or kaleidoscope generators. This art form is sacred to me.

~ Think outside the box. Think in circles! ~

After years of struggle and finally escaping domestic violence (losing my business and art studio in the process) I am physically disabled and raising a 7-yr-old daughter by myself and without child support. I yearn to lift us up to become self-supporting! My daughter will hopefully soon be drawing and coloring along with me - the Dollar Mandalas are her idea! "If we make a million mandalas and sell them for a dollar each, then we'd have a million dollars!" Out of the mouths of babes. :)

As a career graphic artist having worked in media, journalism and advertising, I believe now is the time for me to choose mandala creation as my life's work, with my daughter at my side. Until I can afford printer ink and mailing costs, my "digital download" mandalas for you to color are a good start, I'll gather supplies as I go. My hope is to inspire in my daughter a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and empower her to do what she loves and love whatever she does in her life.

My causes: Breast Cancer awareness and the search for a cure; and domestic violence awareness and prevention.

Did you know: in Charlotte, NC, in 1993 the ASPCA received $2.7 million for its animal shelter, yet the 27 women-and-children shelters for victims of domestic violence only received $200,000? (Funds from the United Way. The figures have changed, the distribution has not.) That upset me so much I wrote an article about it, "I'd Rather Be Treated Like A Dog" but it was deemed "too controversial" to be published. Years later, in 2006, when me and my baby became victims of unexpected and catastrophic domestic violence, I lived the story in harsh reality. There was no shelter for us there and then. "No room, we're full," over an entire state.

Now, we are safe and thriving. Mandalas are our shelter now. Thank you for reading. Peace, Health & Happiness to everyone!

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