As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

Mandala Inspirations (2) – A Grandma’s New Found Passion

During a recent visit to my hometown, I discovered that most of my family have a new found passion for making mandalas. My family is always looking for new adventures for mind, body and spirit. Thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the world of mandalas landed on their doorstep, or should I say, that they found themselves knocking on mandala’s door. This week, from March 19-24 we will explore the world of mandalas and other Mandala-inspired works of art.
Here is my Mom, a 75 year old Grandma, who just recently encountered the magical world of mandalas. She colours 2-3 mandalas a day. Listen to what she says about Mandala Making and Coloring as a gratifying activity for a retired person.

‘Lola Bing”, a 75 year old mandala enthusiast
talks about the joys of making and colouring mandalas
Here are the steps that “Lola Bing” followed to create 
her beautiful mandalas:
Step 1: Use a Coloring Book like this one
-Mandalas 3-D Coloring Book- 
as a starting point
Step 2: Choose the image you want to color,
and choose 4-5 colors you want to use for this project.
Lola Bing used permanent markers for her samples.

Step 3: Color, Color, Color!
According to Lola Bing: 
“be prepared to spend at least one hour”
Here are three more samples 
of Lola Bing’s mandalas:

Click here for a free colouring Mandala 
from mandalaproject
Click here for 10 Links to Free Mandala Coloring Pages

The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.”
Carl G.JungSwiss psychiatrist,founder of analytical psychology
Memories, Dreams and Reflections pp 334-335


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This entry was posted on March 19, 2012 by in Create, Explore, Teach and tagged , .
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