One of the benefits of joining the Mandala Magic School is an open invitation to join our Magic Circle community gatherings.

These live events are hosted online using the Zoom platform, where we can see and hear each other in real time and – most importantly – create together!

The inaugural event took place last weekend, where we came together over a few hours to create a mandala using the prompt, Finding Your Feet.

Traditional graphic/geometric mandalas can feel intimidating for those of us who are not fine artists and one thing we emphasise here at the School is that mandalas are for everyone – even those of us who believe that we can’t draw.

This means that quite often in the Mandala Magic process we’ll head back to basics to work with a mandala form that is easy and accessible even for the least experienced of us.

And that’s what just we did in Finding Your Feet.

I’m always amazed at the variety of designs that emerge from the same prompt and this event was no different.

Even more amazing is the profound nature of the experience that can take place for many who open up to the process and the feedback I’ve received since hosting Finding Your Feet (and that shared during our time together) has added to my conviction that Mandala Magic is a powerful creative process;

“Today almost feels like the first day of the rest of my life, it awoke the injured artist/child in me and I cannot thank you enough.”

Our next Magic Circle takes place on March 11th and this time around, we’ll be exploring Tree Magic as our theme.

Supplies Julie Used

Eco Starter Portrait Sketchbook by Seawhite (A4) – any paper/sketchbook/journal will work

Prismacolor Col-Erase 20054 Tuscon Red – erasable coloured pencil

Large Dinner Plate – as a circular template

Uni-ball Eye Fine pigment ink rollerball pen, black – a waterproof ink writing pen

Koh-i-Noor Watercolour Wheel (24 colours) – entry-level paints suitable for beginners

Paintbrush size 6 (unbranded)

Soft Art Eraser (Derwent)


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