Mandala art #ArtLove

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

My attempt at making a Mandala design…

Inspired by Ammu, whose chosen form of art during the lockdown is the Mandala Art…

It has brought out my deep seated love of plants, with so much of it being plant/leaf and flower motifs. Surprised, but not surprised…if you know what I mean 🙂



Most Mandala designs I’d seen were based on concentric circles. Mine turned out differently even though I’d started with circles!

The design evolved as I progressed. At some points I even felt as if it was a wasted attempt … I used the pen directly, except for the initial circular outlines…but was able to salvage it after all 🙂

I’ve now started another one…remains to be seen what the final design turns out to be..

Have you tried your hand at Mandala Art? If not, do try it. It makes for an excellent meditative exercise that can be done using the most common tools… pen/pencil and paper 🙂


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  1. Your mandala is beautifully done. To think that you used the pen directly on the paper without drawing the base pattern with a pencil makes your work even more amazing.
    I am not the drawing type but I like to colour in Mandalas and like you, I too prefer plants, flowers and leaves to any other type of mandala artwork 🙂

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    1. Hey, yes it’s a bit risky to directly use the pen but I’m more of a jugaad person and here to I managed to cover up stuff that didn’t turn out right 😛
      Glad to know that you love these elements too! Thank you Anamika. Have a lovely weekend 🙂


  2. Priya, I’m so glad you are making Madala art. Art is so cathartic. Just like writing.

    I made a mini doodle today after months of trying to plan to do it.
    Hopefully I’ll get back to making more art sometime soonest.

    Lovely post for #WW.

    Be well. ❤

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    1. True! Art makes you stay in the present and focus on the task at hand.
      I hear you…making art takes a back seat most of the time even though it’s on our minds. It mostly becomes a reality after it has stayed in our thoughts for some amount of time ..
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Natasha. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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      1. wow, I like that perspective. Is it because we spend more time writing on our blogs?

        Hope you are having a good start to the week, dear Priya.

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  3. ………. and you passed with flying colors!!! A very good inspiration indeed Priya. I love your art work and its so neat. Waiting to see your next 💓

    I too use the pen directly for zen doodling but not much finesse as I prefer to finish it with a couple of hours and my eyes strain……. but still I don’t mind it as its a magical therapy.

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    1. Thank you Monika!!
      I had to use my reading glasses to get the finer details right…
      Is zen doodling very different? I’ll go to look it up.. would love to see your work too..
      Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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