Statement

Falcon Mandala

For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and my creativity demand it of me. With each new pattern that catches my eye, I want to play with it, turn it around, twist it, turn it upside down, try it this way and that…and THEN go about coloring it…sometimes more than once. I do this all within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.

Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.

As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?

The Process

I first hand-sketch each mandala using paper and pencil. For the Symmetry and Hyperbolic Tessellation mandalas, I made a guide to put under my paper which allows me to free-hand draw while maintaining symmetry, giving it a more organic look and feel. I scan the drawing into my computer and then trace/draw it into Illustrator. When I’m ready to color or paint it, I print it onto artist quality paper.

From there it becomes an exploration into colors and texture. I rarely know in advance the look of the finished mandala. Trusting my guides and intuition as I paint, it grows and evolves into a three-dimensional piece, rich with color; often with the surprise of a whole new pattern emerging.

The Media

I use a variety of media to paint the mandalas, including acrylics, color pencil, markers and watercolors. I let each mandala guide me as to what media to use.

What is a Mandala?

"The Mandala is Us, a reflection of our Inner Soul, our Inner Beauty, and our Inner Knowingness. It represents our connection to Source, to Love; it represents our perfection as spiritual beings.

As part of our journey of self discovery in human form, we strive to raise our vibration such that this Inner Experience fully expresses itself in our everyday outer world.

The mandala provides the map, like a spiritual GPS, guiding us along the way."

-- Maiah

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 8
Paint Mandala Art with Me
Corvallis, OR

In a very art friendly environment, I will show you how to paint a fun, yet simple mandala design allowing you to give it your own personal style. To learn more about how these classes work, check out the Paint and Wine FAQ page.
HOURS: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FEE: $39 - register online (includes all art supplies)
LOCATION: Paint and Wine Corvallis, 310 SW 2nd St (across from the downtown post office building), Corvallis, OR [MAP]

Sunday, December 4:
South Town Art Walk
Corvallis, OR

HOURS: 11 am - 4 pm
LOCATION: I'll be in Linda Johanson's Studio (465 SE Bridgeway Avenue) selling my mandala coloring books and mandala meditation stones. Various Locations throughout South Corvallis, OR [Facebook Event]

Saturday, December 10:
Mystical Magical Faire
Corvallis, OR

I'll be doing readings and selling my mandala coloring books, mandala meditation stones, and chakra mandala stone sets
HOURS: 10 am - 5 pm
LOCATION: Elks Lodge, 1400 NW 9th Street, Corvallis, OR [MAP]

Thursday, December 15:
Paint Mandala Art with Me
Corvallis, OR

In a very art friendly environment, I will show you how to paint a fun, yet simple mandala Snowflake design allowing you to give it your own personal style. To learn more about how these classes work, check out the Paint and Wine FAQ page.HOURS: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FEE: $39 - register online (includes all art supplies)
LOCATION: Paint and Wine Corvallis, 310 SW 2nd St (across from the downtown post office building), Corvallis, OR [MAP]


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