Mandala Process - Day 4- and Final Product!! :)
Now we start to work the final part of the six sections. Since I did this one different by creating little mandalas in each section, I now have to blend them into one large mandala. Below I have started working some framework and design in pencil. I have also started to work from the center in pen. There is still a pencil framework in place from the beginning, but you can reestablish it with a ruler and pencil to make sure the sections come out symmetrical.
Again you can add as much or as little detail as you like. Below you will see how I've added more detail into the framework, trying to work with the little mandalas that are already in place.
I found by slowing myself down I added more detail than ever. Could be a good thing, or maybe not, I'm not sure. Even I get dizzy looking at this one. Often I find when I finish one I can hardley wait to get to the next, almost like writing a story and needing to get another blank piece of paper before you lose the flow of thoughts. So by slowing down the process I got a lot of "info" packed into this one. It was a different process. By slowing it down, I took more time with each section, but I also lost some of the meditative effects. Maybe I analyzed it more than I usually would. I find the mandalas work best if you just flow from your heart and don't analyze how it looks, stay out of your head.
Let me know how yours are turning out. All comments are welcome, I would love to hear how following this process was for each of you.
Thanks again for hanging out with me and my mandalas ♥♥♥ Jane :)